The following pages offer guidance on the style and content of Wikipedia articles, and explain the Wikipedia community and important policies and conventions. This is a basic tutorial, not an extensive manual or interactive learning environment. For more details on any information in the tutorial, you can click on the links to other resource pages as you read, opening them in a separate browser window or tab.
A short video about that "Edit" button and what it can do when you are bold!
As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer size and scope of this site. No new user can understand everything at first, and it's acceptable to use common sense as you go about your editing. Wikipedia not only allows you to create, revise, and edit articles—it wants you to do so (see be bold)! You just need to remember that while there are many protocols, perfection is not required, since Wikipedia is a work in progress. Collaborative editing means that incomplete or poorly written first drafts can evolve over time into excellent articles.