Wikipedia: Editing Articles


On Wikipedia anyone can edit an unprotected page to help improve articles. This can be done without registering to the website stated There are some pages that are protected from editing. These pages have a lock icon in the right top corner of the page. You can submit an edit request for these pages to get an entry approved. An editor will respond to your submission. It is very simple to edit a Wikipedia page. All you have to do is click the edit tab located at the top of the page. You will be redirected to a new page that contains a text box. The text box consists of the editable text on that page. You can now type in the text that you want to add to the page. All articles should be written in standardized form. This is what make Wikipedia articles so easy to follow.

When adding information to a page it is important to provide references. Any information provided without references can be removed. There is a toolbar built in at the top of the edit box. This is to add references that you may have. Once you have finished editing a page you can preview the page to see your edits. Click the preview button to view your page with edits. When you are satisfied with an edit then press the save page button. All Wikipedia users can see your changes instantly. All major edits should be bolded and all information should read smoothly. Make sure to confirm and review your work for accuracy and errors. It is a good idea to save your work periodically. This helps you from losing your work. Make sure all information is relevant to the topic that you are editing. Now you know the ends and outs of editing a Wikipedia entry.

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