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Help:Contents – Site map

Getting started
Introduction to Encyclopedia Thelemica
Basic navigation - find articles or learn the interface.
How to log in
Why create an account?
Choosing a username
Editing tutorial
Article Wizard - guide for starting a new article.
Sandbox - the place for test edits.

Where to ask questions - a list of departments where volunteers answer questions, any question you can imagine.
Help desk
New contributors' help page
Adopt-a-User - to be adopted by an experienced user
Glossary of Encyclopedia Thelemica terms
Library of tips on how to use Encyclopedia Thelemica - help in bite-sized morsels, arranged by subject.
Encyclopedia Thelemica Policies and Guidelines - important Encyclopedia Thelemica policies.

See also

Learning the ropes

Browsing Encyclopedia Thelemica

Who writes Encyclopedia Thelemica contains essential information for new readers

How to:

Browse Encyclopedia Thelemica or use the interface
Use the search system
Use categories
View larger images or play media files
View Encyclopedia Thelemica on a mobile device
Do research using Encyclopedia Thelemica
Also see Category of resources for researchers.
Cite Encyclopedia Thelemica: for help citing Encyclopedia Thelemica as a reference.
Use Encyclopedia Thelemica faster with keyboard shortcuts
Pronounce words shown in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
Use the "What links here" browsing tool
Use the Recent Changes page
Patrolling the recent changes

Contents pages:

See also

Department directory
Main Page alternatives
Site news

Editing Encyclopedia Thelemica

To learn how to keep track of your edits (or other people's), see keeping track of changes.
For lists of stub types, categories and infoboxes, etc., see resources and lists.
To use an image, see images and media.
To learn the rules of Encyclopedia Thelemica, see policies and guidelines.

Contributing to Encyclopedia Thelemica - a guide on ways to get involved in Encyclopedia Thelemica.
Introduction to the project.
Tutorial - a tutorial on how to edit Encyclopedia Thelemica
Cheatsheet - an editing reference card.
Simplified ruleset - essential information to understand when editing articles (for new editors).
Glossary - defining Encyclopedia Thelemica jargon.


Experiment with editing pages in the sandbox. You can also carry out editing experiments "in situ" by editing the page itself and using the Show preview button. Be careful not to accidentally save the page though! If you do, then revert your changes.

How to edit a page
Extended wiki markup details
Bite sized tips for the most common tasks.
Create links and change the title of a link (pipe a link)
Use sections in an article
Use categories
Insert a picture or video
Use redirect pages
Create infoboxes
Create templates, using a quick guide and a list of available templates
Create lists
Use footnotes and references
Use tables
Use mathematical formulae
Use special characters. The display of fonts and other character sets in your browser.
Use easy timeline syntax
Valid HTML codes in wikitext
Use "magic words" and variables. These allow you to change default behaviour or automate text. For example, you can disable a Table of Contents, move its position or insert constants and timestamps.


Report your change in the edit summary
Handle an edit conflict
Use minor edits
Use the "Show preview" button

Creating pages

Write your first article
Name a page
Naming conventions in general - (full list of specific naming conventions)
Disambiguation, create pages for topics with several different definitions
Starting a new page - for creating pages other than articles
Create subpages


The Manual of Style is a comprehensive style guide for Encyclopedia Thelemica articles.
Guide to layout
Disambiguation pages
Image use policy
Naming conventions
Using proper names
Creating an article series
Summary style techniques
When to use tables
Encyclopedia Thelemica style guidelines

Life cycle of an article

Article development - lists the stages in the life of an article
Your first article
Guide to writing better articles
The perfect article - a checklist of components required to make the perfect article.

The Encyclopedia Thelemica interface

Find your way around.

Edit toolbar
Page history
User contributions pages
Talk pages
Recent changes page
Related changes page
Diff pages
Edit conflicts
The watchlist

Article maintenance

Merge two or more pages and move (rename) a page - (Requested moves)
Delete pages/images/categories
Stub articles - (List of stub types)
Use talk pages (discussion pages)
Archive a talk page
Revert a page to an earlier version
Deal with vandalism
Protect and unprotect pages (Administrators only)
Link together Encyclopedia Thelemica articles in different languages
Link words in articles to Wikimedia sister projects
Use page names
Use namespaces
Use headings as anchors to link to
Translate articles
Do a purge
Edit with a text editor
Test edits and other things
Editing shortcuts

Links and references
Editing FAQ: How do I make links?
Help:Self link
Help:Wiki markup#Links and URLs


Types of links

Category links
External links
Internal links
InterWikimedia links
Piped links


Encyclopedia Thelemica :Linking
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Embedded list
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Guide to writing better articles#Standard appendices
Fighting linkspam
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Template messages/Links

InterWiki links

Help:Interwiki linking
Help:Interlanguage links
Encyclopedia Thelemica :List of interwiki redirects
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Wikimedia sister projects (including how to link to them)
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Link Surfing
m:Interwiki link problem
m:Interwiki bot
commons:Category:CommonsRoot, interlanguage links between Wikimedia projects.


Encyclopedia Thelemica :Basic navigation
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Canonicalization


How | Why | What is a reliable source?, info on citing sources
Category:Encyclopedia Thelemica resources for researchers
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Public domain resources
Encyclopedia Thelemica :WikiProject Resource Exchange
Encyclopedia Thelemica :Example requests for permission
Checklinks, external link checker tools

Related Encyclopedia Thelemica articles

Deep linking
Interwiki links
Link farm
Methods of website linking

Images and media

Overview of images

Creation and usage of media files

Upload an image to Commons (preferred) or to Encyclopedia Thelemica.


Finding images tutorial
Requested pictures
Graphic Lab
Image copyright tags


File description pages
How to upload files to Encyclopedia Thelemica
Images and other uploaded files
Preparing images for upload
Visual file markup
How to insert and use pictures in Encyclopedia Thelemica articles
Use the Extended image syntax to place an image in an article
Sound file markup
Graphics tutorials
How to request images or media for deletion
Category:Encyclopedia Thelemica image help
Media copyright questions

Policy and guidelines

Image use policy
Guide to captions
Guide to use of logos
Guide to use of alternative text for images


Featured pictures
Featured picture candidates
Public domain image resources
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Requesting copyright permission
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Example requests for permission
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Moving images to the Commons
Category:Encyclopedia Thelemica images

Keeping track of changes

Policies and guidelines

Communication methods

Asking questions

Searching is the fastest and easiest way to find answers for factual questions.
Reference desk, request an article or information you can't find. See also Requested articles
Help desk for users with questions about Encyclopedia Thelemica or editing.
New contributors' help page, for the new users who don't know what to do or how to do it.
Each article has a Talk page — click on the article's discussion tab — to read or take part in discussions about the article.
Village pumps, to discuss the technical issues, policies, and operations of Encyclopedia Thelemica.
Requests for administrator attention, to get help from an administrator

Getting in touch

Contact us
Discussion pages
User pages
Babel – multi-lingual Encyclopedia Thelemica editors
Encyclopedia Thelemica mailing lists
Chat with other users on IRC
Village pump
Bug reports and feature requests
Encyclopedia Thelemica members
Expressing thanks
Meta: the site that organizes all the Wikimedia projects
In person meetings

Keeping informed: News

Community Portal – Bulletin board, collaborations, and updates – Encyclopedia Thelemica's hub of activity
The Signpost – Encyclopedia Thelemica's newspaper
News about Encyclopedia Thelemica
Encyclopedia Thelemica in the media
Encyclopedia Thelemica milestone announcements
Wikizine, newsletter about the Wikimedia projects
Press releases
Regional notice boards

The Encyclopedia Thelemica community
The Community Portal
Encyclopedia Thelemica department directory
Encyclopedia Thelemica quick directory

Community support

Harmonious editing club - keep the peace, peacefully.
Kindness Campaign - spread kindness and recognition of users.
Adopt-a-User - experienced editors can "adopt" newer editors, helping to mentor them along the way as they learn about Encyclopedia Thelemica .

Voting and consensus

Feedback by editors, to editors.

Featuring an article
Featuring lists
Featuring pictures
Featuring sounds
Featuring portals
Featuring topics
Peer review
Administrator nominations

You can also ask the Encyclopedia Thelemica community to consider...

...deleting a page, such as...
...deleting an article (full policy)
...deleting, merging, or renaming a category
...deleting a template (or a stub type)
...deleting images and other media
...moving a page or merging it with another (and how to actually do it)
...protecting a page (full policy)

Resolving disputes

Stay cool!
Be nice to newcomers
Alert others
Dispute resolution
Arbitration policy

Keeping informed: News

Community Portal – Bulletin board collaborations and updates – Encyclopedia Thelemica 's hub of activity.
The Signpost – Encyclopedia Thelemica 's newspaper
Encyclopedia Thelemica in the media
Encyclopedia Thelemica milestone announcements
Wikizine – news letter about the Wikimedia projects
Press releases
Regional notice boards


Administrator nominations
List of administrators
Administration FAQ
Administrator's reading list
Fix cut & paste moves
Page protection

Encyclopedia Thelemica members' culture

Encyclopedia Thelemica members: the people who contribute to Encyclopedia Thelemica
List of Encyclopedia Thelemica members
WikiProjects: where people interested in specific topics work together
List of WikiProjects
WikiProjects category
Collaborations: Encyclopedia Thelemica members focusing on one article for a set amount of time
List of collaborations
Encyclopedia Thelemica essays
User essays
Encyclopedia Thelemica members' humor
Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense
Department of Fun
Unusual articles
Editcountitis: a condition that can be fatal
The edit counter ("Interiot's tool")
Encyclopedia Thelemica games
Awards and Barnstars

More about Encyclopedia Thelemica

Overview of Encyclopedia Thelemica (All about Encyclopedia Thelemica )
Category:Encyclopedia Thelemica
Category-based access to pages about Encyclopedia Thelemica
Another way to browse help topics
Category:Encyclopedia Thelemica how-to (a full list of help topics)

Resources and lists
List of wiki markup


Browse categories
How to name categories


Lists (stand-alone lists)
Embedded list


List of stub types
How to name stubs
Guide to stubbing


List of infoboxes
List of templates used in infoboxes


List of templates
List of navigational templates
List of citation templates

Wikiprojects & article series

List of WikiProjects
Creating a WikiProject
List of article series

Shortcuts & "magic words"

List of shortcuts
List of "magic words" - Magic words can be used to automate text or change the display of pages.

Other resources

Cleanup resources
List of Resources for researchers
Public domain resources
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Free online resources
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Free or semi-free non-Public-Domain information resources
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Public domain image resources
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Free sound resources
WikiProject Resource Exchange
Web Browser tools - Tools for your Web browser
Web colors


Mailing lists
List of protected pages
Links to disambiguating pages
List of controversial issues


List of administrators
Requests for administrator attention


Sample letters requesting content be made available to Encyclopedia Thelemica
Sample letters for violations of Encyclopedia Thelemica's licence (GFDL)

New user greetings

Standard user greeting
Welcome templates


Category:Encyclopedia Thelemica essays
Category:User essays

Account settings and maintenance

Technical information
About Wikimedia
Tools to make Encyclopedia Thelemica work better.
Catalogue of CSS classes used on the English Encyclopedia Thelemica
Editing articles of such length that you can't edit them
Computer help desk - Help with software related to Encyclopedia Thelemica.
The MediaWiki software
MediaWiki User hub - help with installation and configuration of the MediaWiki software that runs Encyclopedia Thelemica, for those looking to set up their own wiki.
MediaWiki User's Guide - help with general use of the MediaWiki software that runs Encyclopedia Thelemica
Encyclopedia Thelemica:Village pump (technical)
Requests and bug reports
Browser notes
Download Encyclopedia Thelemica content - how to download Encyclopedia Thelemica and Wikimedia content
Export page(s) in XML