- See also the central meta-wiki for this page.
Creating brand-new entries is a great way to help Wiktionary increase its breadth (and depth). Here is how you can start a Wiktionary page:
Starting a page
Simply type the word you would like to create an entry for into the "Search box" (usually displayed on the right of your screen) and click "Go". This will either bring you to the entry if it already exists, or to a page informing you that no such entry exists. In this case simply click on the red link "create an entry with that title" and an empty edit box will open up. Just type what you want in the edit box (see Help:How to edit a page, or Wiktionary:Tutorial). When you’re finished use the "Show preview" button below the box to see what the page will look like. If the result is what you want then click the "Save page" button at the bottom of the page, and you have created a new entry.
As you read through Wiktionary entries, you can see clickable links in red and blue. The blue ones are to entries that already exist, while the red ones are for entries that haven’t been written yet. If you click on such a red link the same empty edit box as explained above will pop up.
Things you may need to know
Starting your own Sandbox
A Sandbox is a useful place to experiment with editing for users with whatever level of experience. There is a common one available to all (Wiktionary:Sandbox), the contents of this page are cleared at regular intervals. Registered users can create their own sandbox by typing User:YourUserName/Sandbox in the Wiktionary Search-box and pressing Go.
More detailed information may be found at these places: