Free Online Book: Wikipedia: The Missing Manual

Free Online Book: Wikipedia: The Missing Manual

Read Oreilly’s “Wikipedia: The Missing Manual” online for free. Learn how to contribute to Wikipedia, the popular user-generated online reference that serves 9 million entries and 2.5 billion requests per day.


Wikipedia: The Missing Manual gives you practical advice on how to create articles and collaborate with fellow editors, how to improve existing articles, and how to work with the Wikipedia community to review new articles, mediate disputes, and maintain the site.

Table of Contents

  • Editing for the First Time
  • Documenting Your Sources
  • Setting Up Your Account and Personal Workspace
  • Creating a New Article
  • Who Did What: Page Histories and Reverting
  • Monitoring Changes
  • Dealing with Vandalism and Spam
  • Communicating with Your Fellow Editors
  • WikiProjects and Other Group Efforts
  • Resolving Content Disputes
  • Handling Incivility and Personal Attacks
  • Lending Other Editors a Hand
  • Article Sections and Tables of Contents
  • Creating Lists and Tables
  • Adding Images
  • Getting Readers to the Right Article: Naming, Redirects, and Disambiguation
  • Categorizing Articles
  • Better Articles: A Systematic Approach
  • Deleting Existing Articles
  • Customizing with Preferences
  • Easier Editing with JavaScript

Book Details

Author(s): John Broughton
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 512
Link: Read online.

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