We recommend that you edit Wikipedia with the visual editor rather than by learning to edit the source code of pages. Here’s how it works:
Add citations for every piece of information you add to the article by hitting the ‘Cite’ button at the top of the editor:
- Make sure not to infringe on copyright by using any copyrighted material without the proper citations.
- You can add media such as photographs with the ‘Insert’ tab in the toolbar. The search function provided will search through media which is free and safe to use under Wikipedia Commons. If you are uploading your own content, you must follow strict guidelines around content ownership which are detailed in the uploader.
- Don’t forget to remain impartial – avoid offering your opinion as fact.
The first edit: The basics
When you begin editing it can be useful to start with key basic information, as it’s an essential first insight into any practitioner/topic and as you can see below, sometimes a lot can be missing.
Check for example that the following information available about individual figures or practitioners:
- Known for
Once the basic information is noted, it’s time to delve further into the page. Don’t be shy to get stuck in!