Langauges: Hindi | Malayalam | Marathi | Nepali | Gujarati | Bengali | Telugu
Do you want to learn how to edit articles on Wikipedia?

             Learn from this video



Editing articles on Wikipedia need a series of learning sessions and practice. Most people fail to edit an article for the first time when the attend a editing workshop. So there is a need of hand holding needed for the new editors after the attend a session and go back. It is essential to show them the actual editing process in really simple manner so that they can practice the same and learn. Simple audio/video tutorials and handouts are easier to understand and implement rather than text based conversation. This projects aims on imparting the process of editing for new editors. A series of multilingual videos will be created and shared with the community which they can use while reaching out to participants of workshops they conduct or new editors.

Tasks for community members

  • Discussion of involving experienced wikipedians for the Video Tutorial project
  • Translation of subtitle text and voiceover script
  • Using the video during outreach session and asking new editors to watch it and give feedback
  • Improving particular areas of the video
  • Contributing for recording voice for voiceover
  • Support for tools and techniques (which software to be used for recording, editing, etc)


Language Time taken Subtitle translation Voice over translation Voice-over recording Editing Release on Commons Release on Youtube
Hindi 2 weeks   Done   Done   Done   Done   Done   Done
Nepali 1 week   Not done   Done   Done   Done   Not done   Done
Malayalam (Old)   Done   Not done   Not done   Done   Not done   Not done (released on mlwiki portal)
Odia (Old)   Done   Not done   Not done   Done   Done   Done
Marathi   Done   Not done   Not done   Not done   Not done   Not done
Telugu   Done   Not done   Not done   Not done   Not done   Not done

Voice over and Subtitle

Note: Voice:: Voiceover
Text:: The Subtitle text


Namaskar, do you know about Hindi Wikipedia?
Hindi Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia which anyone can edit.
Hindi Wikipedia has more than 1 lakh articles.
So, how you would write in Hindi Wikipedia?
Please go to this site: (Read the letters individually like h-i-dot-w-i-k-i-p-e-d-i-a-dot-o-r-g).

(Text: Go to

After going to this site click on "Create new account"

(Text: Click on "Create account")

Type the Captcha, your preferred username, password and email address

(Text: Type the captcha, username, password and email address)

Now your account is created!
Now click on "Input mode" and "Enable"

(Text: Click on "Input mode" and "Enable")

After Enabling, type the name of the article in the search bar.
After choosing this type the name of the article in the search bar. Choose the article from the options which you want to edit

(Text: Type the name of the article in the search bar)

Click on "Edit" after the page opens up.

(Text: To add some information click on "Edit")

After clicking the "Edit" button you can add information in the article. You should know that you can add any information which is not there in the article, but please do not add any wrong information.
Scroll down after adding information to the article and write a brief summary of what changes you have made.

(Text: Add a summary of what changes you have made)

After writing a summary Click on "Save"

(Text: To Save your changes click on "Save")

All your changes appear after you click on "Save".
Now you can see the changes on the article page.
See, how easy this is!

<poem>The next step is referencing. Every Wikipedia article needs news articles and books as references to make the information reliable. Let's learn how to add references!
Click on 'Edit'. Go to the line where you want to add a reference link. Click on the Book icon, it will open a small window. Copy the news article link and paste it in the the small box like this. Now click on 'Save'. Your link appears in the reference section! Simple, right?
(Text: Add a reference to the article)