Welcome, Welcome!

Getting started with Wikibooks
  • Wikibooks is a collection of open-source textbooks. Find out what this means.
  • To sign your name (on discussion pages), use four tildes, like this: ~~~~
  • Learn how to use Wikibooks and learn more about the community.
  • Explore, be bold, and have fun!

If you have any questions, you can ask in the assistance reading room or possibly contact me personally.

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Given the value of the Wikibooks community and to help newly registered users to get acquainted to Wikibooks, it is encouraged that they be welcomed and given some useful links and hints. There are no rules as to when to welcome new users. Use your own judgement. Take a look at their contributions to see whether they are likely to join or if they have already been with the program for a while.




on the user's talk page (not the user page itself) and sign it (--~~~~). A short personal note is always nice. You can include it in the template:

{{subst:welcome|1=your note here}}

which will replace the standard salutation but still display the welcome package.

See also

  • {{bigwelcome}} – goes into far more detail than this terse welcome
  • {{joinus}} – for unregistered users
  • {{classwelcome}} – includes a link to class project guidelines, intended for participants in class projects