Using Wikipedia Untitled ChapterHow do I create my first article?

How do I create my first article?

This lesson walks through creating a wikipdedia article with the Artcile Wizard. Creating in article in the Article Wizard saves it as a draft which can be worked on without being formally eviewed by other members.It assumes things like notability have already been checked. Note that each step in the wizard gives a new user information about the requirements for an article, and should be reviewed by a first-time user before advancing toward the next step.

After logging in, access the Help area on the left hand menu

After logging in, access the Help area on the left hand menu

Click "Article Wizard"

Click "Article Wizard"

Click "Write an article now"

Click "Write an article now"

Click "No, my proporsed article does not already exist (make sure this is case and search it first!)"

Click "No, my proporsed article does not already exist (make sure this is case and search it first!)"

Click "I'm wirting an article about something else"

Click "I'm wirting an article about something else"

Click "My proposed article is about a notable and encyclopedic subject"

Click "My proposed article is about a notable and encyclopedic subject"

Click "My proposed article has good sources"

Click "My proposed article has good sources"

Click "My submission is neutral, etablishes notability, and is not copy-pasted..."

Click "My submission is neutral, etablishes notability, and is not copy-pasted..."

Enter the title for you draft, and click "Create new article"

Enter the title for you draft, and click "Create new article"

Begin working on your article in the editor

Begin working on your article in the editor

When you are done with your edits, enter a summary of your changes and click "Save page"

When you are done with your edits, enter a summary of your changes and click "Save page"

Enter the captcha

Enter the captcha

Again, click "Save page"

Again, click "Save page"

Always save your edits!!

Review the confirmation

Review the confirmation

This confirmation lets you know you have a Draft article that you can continue to work on that has not been submitted yet for review. The Article Draft will remain under contributions and you can continue to add content and make edits to your draft when you log in. You must always click Save changes to save changes to your Draft.

When your article is complete, you can then submit it for review.