This help page contains a list of guides and single-topic help files for the MediaWiki software compiled at the main page of meta.wikimedia.org. It has been progressively being moved to the www.mediawiki.org website. Wikimedia's Meta-Wiki was formerly where such documents were managed and also where proposals were discussed before MediaWiki was created. There is still content that has yet to be moved or modified.
This help page is only for the MediaWiki wiki software. Many MediaWiki-powered wikis still have a help link that points to this page. If you came here from a wiki based on other software or you are looking for help not related to MediaWiki software, we will not be able to help you.
The help pages are sorted by user type, for readers and editors. Help pages for moderators, system administrators and developers are now available in the respectives specific section.
|Start new pages|
|Renaming (moving) a page|
|Footnotes (References, Citations)|
|HTML in wikitext|
|Images and file uploads|
|Legal issues for editors (copyright)|
For system administrators
- Glossary of Wikipedia
- Links from the MediaWiki wiki to the Help namespace here on Meta - not complete, requires external link style
- Links from the English Wikipedia to the Help namespace here on Meta - not complete, requires external link style