Movement Strategy/Initiatives/Resources for Newcomers

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Resources for Newcomers

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Improving the User Experience of the Wikimedia platform involves making it more friendly for newcomers by providing them with better resources. Newcomers often struggle with understanding the Wikimedia interface and learning how to use it, which may be a significant barrier towards attracting new users. Resources for those newcomers should be made easy to find and navigable despite the vast amount of pages across Wikimedia Projects. Resources should also be made available in simple language that is easy to understand and translate.

Easy-to-find and easy-to-understand resources for newcomers, including onboarding media and guiding interfaces helping them independently learn and navigate.

Participate

Discuss

Join or start a discussion on Meta or the "Improve User Experience" space of the Movement Strategy Forum.

Create

Apply for a Movement Strategy implementation grant to create a project that advances this initiative.

Get help

If you need help in getting involved, please don't hesitate to get in touch directly with members of the Movement Strategy and Governance Team. They are here to help!

You can write to the team in any of 19 languages (listed on the team's page), by writing an email to: strategy2030@wikimedia.org

Initiative Project Stakeholder type Project lead Geography of the project Implementation Phase
13. Resources for newcomers Overall Initiative Coordination
13. Resources for newcomers Newcomer Experience Pilot WMF
13. Resources for newcomers Community Officer Program Chapter
13. Resources for newcomers Peer Support Networks within the Wikimedia Movement WMF