Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That’s our commitment.
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This is the vision for Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, which volunteers from around the world have been building since 2001. Bringing together the sum of all human knowledge requires the knowledge of many humans — including yours!
What you can learn
This guide will walk you through how to contribute to Wikipedia, so the knowledge you have can be freely shared with others. You will find:
Want to see up-to-date statistics about Wikipedia? Type WP:STATS into the search bar as pictured here.
• What Wikipedia is and how it works • How to navigate Wikipedia • How you can contribute to Wikipedia and why you should • Important rules that keep Wikipedia reliable • How to edit Wikipedia with the VisualEditor and using wiki markup • A step-by-step guide to adding content • Etiquette for interacting with other contributors
The text WP:STATS is what’s known on Wikipedia as a shortcut. You can type shortcuts like this into the search bar to pull up specific pages. In this brochure, we designate shortcuts as | shortcut WP:STATS .