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Please read all question and answers before sending us an email (you will find our email address at the bottom of this page)

How to create or edit an article[edit]

How can I contribute?[edit]

You can use the same tool than Wikipedia (called Visual Editor) to edit EveryBodyWiki!

  1. Log in
  2. Go to the article to modify
  3. Click on the "Edit" tab (or the pencil in mobile mode)

Who can edit a page I created?[edit]

Anyone with an Everybodywiki account, however if a page is vandalized it may be write-protected temporarily. The account of the person causing the vandalism can be blocked

I have uploaded a file (picture) on the English Wikipedia, but I can only see its name and not the picture itself, why ?[edit]

You have to move the file from English (or any) Wikipedia to WikiCommons, more info.

Commons is a common repository of file for all wikimedia projects. Images from commons are automatically and remotely displayed on many other wiki sites like everybodywiki.com

How to use a commons photo?[edit]

You can post it directly on this wiki. Just indicate the name of the file and its extension between [[File: And ]] Example: File: A photo.jpeg

Article management (redirection, protection...)[edit]

How to get edit control of my bio[edit]

If your bio was not created by you you cannot protect it against editing.

  1. Create a new article with another url
  2. paste the content
  3. Make a redirection from old page (see below)

How to move/rename/redirect a page to change url[edit]

Only users that belongs to admin and Wikeeper groups can move a page to another title.

Please enter the name of the page you want to rename here.

OR you can make a manual redirect, for example if you want to redirect Page A to Page B, delete all the of the page A and replace with this :

#redirect [[pageB]]

How can I remove "Draft:" in the title of the article ?[edit]

Only for users in the Wikeeper group :Simply move the page to the new title (without "Draft:")

  1. Go to the page
  2. On desktop mode hover your mouse over "More" at the top right of the page
  3. Click on "move" link or tab
  4. Choose a new Namespace (usually it's (main))
  5. Choose a new title (it's here you can remove "Draft:")
  6. Write a reason like "not a draft anymore"
  7. Click the button MovePage

more help https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Moving_a_page

How can I clean a page ?[edit]

  • You can remove red links. if link text is important, you can bold it or add the tag <strong> if you are editing in wiki code.
  • You can remove duplicate blue links in a page and keep just one. We think article should be linked once from another article.
  • Please don't remove
    • categories even if the page is the only one which belong to this category. These categories will be use to show pages of the same category in the future and a page rely to this category could be imported or created some day.
    • The template {{Source Wikipedia}}

For page that was formerly in Draft namespace[edit]

Cleaning categories : on Draft page on Wikipedia categories are marked as a link [[:Category:NameOfTheCategory]] (with :)

To change it to a real categorisation of the page, edit the page with wikicode and remove ":" after "[[". Example :

  • Before : [[:Category:NameOfTheCategory]]
  • After : [[Category:NameOfTheCategory]]

How can I display subpages of a page?[edit]

Add in wikicode

{| class="wikitable" 
|+ Subpages

Where you want to display the list of subpages in the root page.

Questions about Everybodywiki ?[edit]

Why are there so many red links on pages (when logged in) ?[edit]

A red link links to page which doesn't exist. You should be on a page which was imported from Wikipedia and has many links to pages which don't exists on Everybodywiki.

How to switch to another skin ?[edit]

When logged in go to your preferences > Appearance and select another skin like Chameleon based on Bootstrap which is responsive

EV EN How to switch to Chameleon skin.gif

Why did WikiMasterBot2 edit a page I already edited myself?[edit]

Maybe because a page with the same name is currently in the "Articles for deletion" category or on the Draft: namespace on English or Simple English Wikipedia and has been automatically overwritten by WikiMasterBot2.

WikiMasterBot2 could make some minor changes periodically like replacing some text.

SOLUTION : add the template {{nobots}} at the bottom of the page. See help page on how to add template

See user:WikiMasterBot

How can I help the project ?[edit]

Some maintenance job could be done see : Everybodywiki:ToDo Unfortunately our WikiMasterBot is too stupid to do these jobs at this time :

You can translate some interface sentences into a specific language or correct English mistakes, WikiMaster doesn't have a native understanding of English. See Everybodywiki:Translation

Do some search engine optimisation for some articles/expression, see below

Does EverybodyWiki have any affiliation with The Wikimedia Foundation ?[edit]

No, you can see the project of the foundation here

Do Wikipedia pages get deleted from EverybodyWiki staff ?[edit]

No, EverybodyWiki doesn't:

  • delete any page,
  • vote for or against deletion
  • put articles as candidates for deletion
  • decline or reject drafts submissions

I have created a page on Wikipedia which is currently considered for deletion, would everybodywiki copy it ?[edit]

Do you delete pages duplicated with Wikipedia ?[edit]

Yes WikiMasterBot2 is removing from April 24 2020 duplicates with Wikipedia replacing all the content by the template {{Kept in WIkipedia}} if it find the same page on Wikipedia.

It will delete only pages that WikiMasterBot2 or WikiMasterBot has edited and that are still on Wikipedia (but not as redirect or still marked for deletion).

If you don't want a page you have copied from Wikipedia to be deleted, just add the template {{nobots}} anywhere in the page.

If the content of a page was already replaced by {{Kept in WIkipedia}}, feel free to revert WIkiMasterBot2 edits and add the template {{nobots}} anywhere in the page. WikiMasterBot2 won't replace the content anymore. After some weeks, pages kept on Wikipedia will be deleted.

Search Engine Optimization[edit]

How do I get a knowledge panel displayed for a bio or a company page ?[edit]

See Help:How to get my knowledge panel on Google ?

How can I improve the position of article on search engines ?[edit]

Be sure your article...

  • ...is long enough (more than 100 words)
  • ...contains keywords especially in header section. You can bold keyword or put between <strong> </strong> tags
    • Dont stuff too many keywords, your article should remain clearly readable by visitors
    • Put this keywords in "alt" tag or pictures description.
  • Put links from other articles (max 5) related to the same topic. The anchor of the link should contain the key words. The article could be from everybodywiki or any other website. If the links are from outside websites they should not be in "nofollow" for a better result.
    • Don't put too many links at the same time and not from links farm.
    • Add existing relevant categories and portal on everybodywiki and links to pages of the same categories will be displayed in the future.
    • Put just one link on other article to your page
  • Update your article information when needed.
  • Don't create duplicate of your article, anyway search engine will display only one article on results page. A good position is better than 2 bad positions.

Need help from everybodywiki team to improve the position of your article ? Add it on Everybodywiki:Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

How do I automatically link my page to articles of the same theme?[edit]

Add existing themes using the Portal template; Example in wikicode: {{Portal | Theme1 | Theme2 | Theme3}} You can specify from 1 to 5 themes.

How do I know if my article has been indexed by Google ?[edit]

You must write the URL of your article in the Google searchbar with the mention "site:" before. Exemple :

  • site:en.everybodywiki.com/MY_PAGE

Delete content[edit]

I have found text on Everybodywiki that infringes the copyright, what should I do?[edit]

You can remove content that infringes copyright and indicate the original source in your edit summary. If you do not indicate the location of the copyrighted content, your modification may be considered vandalism.

See Rules of Everybodywiki.

Which pages or content should be deleted on Everybodywiki?[edit]

  1. Bad or illegal content such as personal attacks or harassments, privacy leaks and copyright violations. Examples include articles that have been tagged with the speedy delete template. These articles have been tagged as G3 (pure vandalism but not blatant hoaxes), G10 (pages that disparage, threaten, intimidate, or harass their subject or some other entity and serve no other purpose), or G12 (unambiguous copyright infringement) on Wikipedia.
  2. Pages kept on Wikipedia can be deleted on Everybodywiki expecting they were just merged or redirected. This deletion is automatic. Pages forked on EveryBodyWiki could be kept here, just add the template {{nobots}} anywhere in the page to be sure the page won't be duplicate.
  3. Content that incites hatred against or promotes discrimination of person or groups of person because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability...

What about hoaxes, fake news... ?[edit]

They should not be deleted but highlighted clearly at the top of the article as hoaxes, fake news/bio/information... To display a message please insert the template {{Db-hoax}} {{Fake news}} at the top of the article. See help page on how to add template

A page was finally kept (not deleted) on Wikipedia, what should I do ?[edit]

In wikicode you can replace all the content of the article by the template {{Kept on WIkipedia}}

  1. Be sure you are connected
  2. Go to the page
  3. Click the tab "Edit Source" or the pen icon on mobile view
  4. Select all the content (Tip you can useCtrl + A) and delete it
  5. copy the template in wikicode : {{Kept_on_Wikipedia}}
  6. Preview
  7. You should see a link "This page was kept on Wikipedia check : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name of the page"
  8. Save

How to delete an article about me (like my bio) or where my name just appears[edit]

Do you know that you can improve this article after creating an account on Everybodywiki ?

But as an EU citizen (or a person living on the European union) you have the right to be forgotten. To get this done, please prove that you are the person or you're representing this person by sending an email (see below our address):

  • from the official website of the person. Example : contact@yourofficialwebsite.com
  • OR
  • of a known organization (like big company, university...) including the full name of the person (yourname@gmail.com IS NOT OK !) Example : the-name-of-the-page-to-be-deleted@a-well-known-organisation.com
    • We will reply and request a confirmation before removing the page
  • OR
  • a copy of your ID/passport (We advise you to hide useless part of the document like number or picture...)

You can choose the simplest way but we need these informations to delete the content requested.

Process duration after receiving all the needed information : more than one week.

I have a question missing from this FAQ, how can I ask it ?[edit]

Publicly on my talk page or by email.

Don't ask us to edit a page that you can edit yourself !

Please warn us if you find any illegal/bad content on Everybodywiki and blank it (delete all its content, write a reason in the summary and save).

But don't ask us to delete (or delete yourself) a piece of content without a legal or good reason, take care of Streisand effect.

Or for a public message post it on my user talk page here

Private message :

You can also use any talk page of any article/user if your talk is related to the article/user