Wikipedia:Teahouse/Host lounge/How-to guides

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This collection of easy how-to talking points are here to help hosts easily explain editing tasks to new users. It is divided into thematic editing areas. Please share your how-to's as well!

Article creation and editing[edit]

How to add categories and why we use them.
Policies around adding Wikipedia links, inter-wiki links and external links, and how to add them.
Redirects & moving articles
A brief examination of why redirects are created and how to create them, and how to move articles.
References and sources
What type of sources we use and how to add them.
Why to use and how to create sandboxes. This shares its space with the userspace guide.
Explains how to watch and remove articles from one's watchlist.


Discusses how to upload images, how to use images in Wikipedia and how to share images on Commons.


Conflict of interest (COI)
Examines policy around conflict of interest and provides information how to edit BLP's, etc to avoid COI.


Userspace guide
Explores how users can improve and use their userspaces, make username changes, use talk pages, etc.

Other areas[edit]

Facebook & Wikipedia
Discusses why Facebook pages don't update instantly after updates are made to the Wikipedia page.