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You are able to trace back the history of online encyclopedia to Rick Gates in 1993. Later on Richard Stallman in 1991 proposed an open source concept. Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger formally launched Wikipedia in January 2001 in line with the Ward Cunningham 2013 pioneering focus on concept and technology. Today, Wikipedia can feature more than 26 million free articles in 285 languages, generated by over 39 million official members, to not talk about the horde of articles from anonymous contributors.


If you're serious about creating your page on Wikipedia, you have to follow these five steps:

1. References

At the start, you need to choose the topic on which you need to write. Ensure that you provide references and citations, in the absence of which your article is much more likely to be rejected. So, you need to choose your topic carefully to check out appropriate references.

2. Research

An ideal reason behind articles getting rejected by Wikipedia is it has published an article on the subject chosen through the writer. Here again, you have to do your quest and choose the best topic. The safest method of getting the best topics for writing is to simply type "WP: RA" in the search engine available on the Wikipedia website. This helps save you plenty of time and frustration as a result of getting your article rejected.


3. Registration

Having conducted your quest and decided the topic which you will write, you are likely to register your bank account with Wikipedia. Though registration isn't mandatory, there are benefits of getting registered. It will help you getting recognition for the articles. Moreover, it enables you to correspond along with other writers on Wikipedia and you are also informed if somebody carries any modification in your articles.

4. Editing

For that benefit of writers, Wikipedia provides "Sandbox", an independent editor on its website. Since the program is incorporated in the website, you don't have to download it. Having completed your article, just copy/paste it into "Sandbox."

5. Submission

Having thus created your article, it's time to review the same. Observe that it is devoid of grammatical errors and possesses the necessary references and citations before you send it to Wikipedia for review. If the editors discover the content acceptable and also the references have established yourself, you'll be informed of their publication. Sometimes, you may be inspired to provide additional citations for your article. Nevertheless, so long as you follow the suggested guidelines, your article will be published finally.