At the top
If you are logged in, you'll also see some useful links at the top right of your screen:
- Your username takes you to your userpage, where you can add information about yourself.
- Talk is your user talk page, where people can leave messages for you.
- Sandbox is a page in your user space where you can experiment with editing without worrying that you will cause problems on an actual Wikipedia page.
- Preferences allows you to change your password and customize your email and wiki software settings.
- Watchlist shows recent changes to pages you're watching (click the star at the top right of a page to watch it).
- Contributions has a list of all the edits you have made.
- Log out logs you out of your account.
On the left
There's an additional set of useful links on the left side of each page:
- Help is the entry point for Wikipedia's help pages.
- Community portal is the hub for editors, with news, discussions, and ways to help out.
- What links here shows you what other pages are linking to an article.
- Related changes lists any edits that have been made to pages that an article links to.
Yet more useful links
There are a few other pages on Wikipedia that are really handy to know about:
- You can ask questions at either the Help desk (using or editing Wikipedia) or the Teahouse (help for newcomers).
- The Village pump is a set of central discussion forums.
- The Task Center lists various tasks you can help out with.
- The Signpost is Wikipedia's community-written newspaper, a good way to keep up with goings-on.