This is a short guide in 5 steps for the TangoWiki. It covers the topics of read, register, create, edit, contribute. In each individual section further information is to be found.
Step 1: Reading an article
Read an article, any article! You might even want to read a random article now. Find a specific article via the search bar. Find out more about the search. Have a look at the unordered list of all pages.
Step 2: Registration and login
Before you edit anything on the wiki, you will be asked to register with your email address and a chosen username. It's free and lets other people follow, who edited what under what username. Simply create a user account for this, it's pretty easy. An administrator will quickly confirm your user account. You'll then get your temporary password sent by email.
Step 3: Create new article
Create a new article, there are many ways to do so. Write and save the text in editing mode. Review the article in "Preview" and if your're satisfied with the content, save. Consider using forms for quicker creation. Every filled out form creates an article. Your newly created article is on your watchlist, have a look there to watch over future changes.
Step 4: Editing articles
Make your article or any other article better! Edit an article by formatting text and adding links to the article. Classify the article into categories. Use templates to style your article. Correct typos and misspellings, rewrite paragraphs or add new information. Every little tiny bit contributes to better quality allover.
Step 5: Expand TangoWiki, collaborate
Edit others' articles. Discuss modifications on the discussion page. Expand the Tango Glossary of Spanish and Lunfardo expressions. Help translating articles into your language. Add ideas and tasks in the task list. See more on how you can contribute in the contribution portal.
Become an expert
Have a look at the maintenance pages, to see what's there to do. Go for creating articles that are desperately wanted. Maintain the task list. Enter news for the main page, taken from recent changes and new pages in the wiki. See the Expert manual on more help what to do.