Before creating a Wikipedia page, ensure that Wikipedia hasn’t published an article you’re thinking of writing or thinking about. Within the search box on the site enter your topic to check if similar topics are on their list of issues. If it does as if it’s already been covered, then you’ll need to come up with a new topic to write about that’s not there already. If the subject doesn’t appear on their search page There’s an opportunity that Google could have it mentioned in Wikipedia. You can do the same search on Google to find the subject. If it doesn’t show up in the Google index, the likelihood is that it isn’t released yet. You can pick the subject.
Research a Topic for Your Wikipedia Page
Before you start writing an article on your own, be sure that you are using an appropriate subject that is thoroughly researched and objective. Your writing must be of high quality and adhere to acceptable academic standards, with appropriate references. It is crucial to include citations from appropriate external sources. Wikipedia editors will block articles that promote your personal company or website. The type of content that promotes your business or website is likely to be considered spam. The most important thing is to ensure you conduct your research prior to writing anything. Follow the steps below to get a better idea of the topics you should write about and which you should avoid.
Search for WP: RA in the Wikipedia Search Box
It is the Wikipedia search box is located at the top of each page on their website. There are various types of useful search functions you can enter into the search box. A search feature such as “WP: RA” is useful in finding topics to compose your Wikipedia article.
“WP” stands for “wiki” and “pedia”.
“RA” stands for “requested articles” by other users.
Register Your Wikipedia Account
Register as a Wikipedia user. You can create a profile on Wikipedia by creating an account. It allows you to get messages from other users regarding changes to your articles. You can also get credit (non-financial) for writing and contributions. You can submit an article proposal through Wikipedia’s Articles for Creation if you don’t want to register for any reason. For more information, type “WP: AFT” in the Wikipedia search box.
Cite Your Sources Correctly
It is crucial that you cite respected sources in order to create a Wikipedia article and get it accepted. Reliable references, for example, can be found in published books, journals, or newspapers. Relying on blogs or other sources for external information will not be accepted and appear less credible.
Use the Wikipedia Sandbox Editor
What does a Wikipedia article without a sandbox? Everything.
Wikipedia’s text editor Sandbox can be used directly on the website to create or submit articles. Although you can type your article in Microsoft Word and Google Docs, Sandbox will require that the content be pasted into Sandbox before it is submitted. To get comfortable with the process, you can practice writing in Sandbox. Also, get familiar with its tools. To find out more about Sandbox editors, use the Wikipedia search box and type “WP. SB”
Enter and Review Your Wikipedia Article
Once you’re ready to add your content to Sandbox, search again in Wikipedia’s search engine for the topic and click “go”. If your topic is still relevant, which it should be after all your research, your topic should be listed below as a link. You can click the text link for your subject to be taken to the Sandbox editor, where you can write your article. After you have completed editing and final touches to your article click “show preview” to view how it will appear on Wikipedia.
Publish Your Article and Wait for Approval
Once your Wikipedia staff editors have done reviewing your article, they can request additional sources from you, if that it is required. If, however, all is in order with your article, then it will be made available to the public to read.