Your sandbox is your personal draft space where you can create articles before they are transferred to Wikipedia’s live space without fear of being interfered with by other users. Create your Sandbox Click on the red ‘Sandbox’ link at the top of the screen. Click Create at the top of the page to use the […]Read more "Mastering the Visual Editor – Drafting your 1st article in the Sandbox"
Creating lists Click Edit to enter Visual Editor once more. Create a heading of ‘Things I like’ or ‘About me’. Hit return. Type a list of 2-3 things you like doing e.g. watching movies, reading books, going for walks. Select the entire list so it is highlighted. Click on the next dropdown to the right […]Read more "Mastering the Visual Editor – Adding lists and categories"
Our page is lifeless without an image to help illustrate it. Wikipedia pages are at least 20-30% more likely to be read if they have an image. Adding an image Click Edit to access the Visual Editor once more. Place the cursor where you want the image to appear on the page. Click the Insert […]Read more "Mastering the Visual Editor – Images and Infoboxes"
Now that you have practised headings, bold and links, we can explore how to backup statements made on Wikipedia using citations from reliable published secondary sources. Adding citations Citations are the most important element of any Wikipedia page. No statement should be on Wikipedia if it cannot be backed up from a high quality published […]Read more "Mastering the Visual Editor – Citations"
Now that you have created your userpage, we can explore how the Visual Editor dropdown menus work, moving from left to right. Adding headings Click Edit to enter the Visual Editor. Look at the area of the screen indicated in the purple box above. Note the first menu options on the far left are Undo […]Read more "Mastering the Visual Editor – Headings, bold, links"