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Index Help contents
There is a help index which lists many help pages.

Basic help


Link Description
Introduction to this project Brief explanation of the project, and links to introductory help pages.
Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions that are not covered by these help pages.
Information Desk A place where newcomers can ask questions about words and about Wiktionary, ask for help, or post miscellaneous ideas that don’t fit in any of the other rooms.


Link Description
Edit a page Basic introduction to editing.
The Sandbox Place to muck around with wiki-syntax and to make test edits.
Starting a new page Help on writing your first page.
Writing definitions How to write a dictionary definition.
Criteria for inclusion Describes the standard criteria for adding new words.
Entry layout Describes the standard layout for Wiktionary definition pages (see the simple example).
Internal links Where in a page to put a link to another entry.
Talk pages Talk page instructions and guidelines.
Emailing users How to use the email tool.
Disputing a definition The procedures for having a definition or entry removed or significantly altered.

Intermediate help


Link Description
Pronunciation Links related to pronunciation notation and audio files.
Cleanup and deletion process Requesting cleanup or deletion.
Inflection-table templates Using templates to indicate inflection.
Reconstructed terms Dealing with reconstructed terms such as Indo-European roots.
Interacting with other users Dealing with communications issues, should they arise.
Creating a template Creating a template.
Language inflection bot Running a language inflection bot using a Python framework.

Wikis in general

Link Description
Editing Detailed help on editing pages.
Namespaces Organisation by page title prefix.
Templates Predefined content inserted using code snippets.
Showing the contents of one page within another page
Transwiki Moving content from one wiki to another.

All help pages

See also