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Simple Ways to Write a Wikipedia Article

Last Updated: January 11, 2024 Fact Checked

Proposing a Draft

Writing an article, choosing a topic, using wikipedia standards.

This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Darlene Antonelli, MA . Darlene Antonelli is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. Darlene has experience teaching college courses, writing technology-related articles, and working hands-on in the technology field. She earned an MA in Writing from Rowan University in 2012 and wrote her thesis on online communities and the personalities curated in such communities. There are 19 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 623,356 times. Learn more...

This wikiHow will teach you how to write and publish an article on Wikipedia. Anyone can create a Wikipedia page, but it's important to follow their writing guidelines and choose topics that fit their standards. Your topic should be "notable" (a subject covered elsewhere in reasonable detail), and your article should be verifiable with authoritative sources. Once you've decided what you want to write, we've got you covered! The steps below will walk you through the whole process.

Things You Should Know

  • Before creating a new article, check to see if an article about that topic already exists.
  • If you don't want to commit to writing an entire article, you can submit an article proposal as a draft.
  • To write a new article from scratch, you'll need to create and confirm a Wikipedia account.

Step 1 Launch the Wikipedia Article Wizard.

  • The Articles for Creation page contains useful information about submitting proposed articles as a non-autoconfirmed user, including things you should keep in mind when choosing a topic and how your article will be reviewed.
  • While not required, it can be helpful to read over this information before clicking through to the Article Wizard.

Step 2 Read through Wikipedia’s Article Wizard to get to the article draft page.

  • The first page of the Article Wizard asks you if you want to go to the next page or use the Wikipedia Sandbox to practice editing and writing articles. Click Next to go to the next page.
  • The second page in the Article Wizard briefly covers Wikipedia’s copyright, notability, and referencing guidelines. Click Next to go to the next page.
  • The third page of the Article Wizard details a few of the most common mistakes that Wikipedia contributors make. You can then click I’m not connected to the subject Draft Creation page. Or, click I’m writing about something close to me or I’m paid to edit to create a discloser at the top of your article that explains your relationship with the article. [3] X Research source

Step 3 Enter the name of your article draft and click Create new article draft.

  • If you need help writing your article, you can live chat with a Wikipedia help channel representative at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IRC_help_disclaimer .

Step 5 Click Publish page to submit your article for review.

  • As long as your article remains in the drafting area, you can edit it as needed.
  • Draft articles that aren’t published or further edited for six months will usually be deleted from the drafting area.
  • If your article is declined, you can still edit it. Once you feel like you’ve edited it enough and that it’s ready for resubmission, you can request a re-review by adding {{subst:submit}} at the beginning of your draft.

Step 1 Register an account with Wikipedia.

  • If you make an edit that is later deleted, this will still count towards your total number of edits. [7] X Research source

Step 3 Get autoconfirmed status after four days.

  • When you’re directed to your unpublished user page, you’ll see an empty text box above the Publish page button. This space allows you to write something about your Wikipedia user page. Writing in this box will not create an article.

Step 5 Create your first article.

  • Before writing your first article, read through Wikipedia’s article creation and writing guidelines to help ensure that your article gets published. To read through Wikipedia’s article guidelines, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Your_first_article .
  • See this method for tips on choosing your first article topic.

Step 6 Type your article into the blank.

  • Writing a Wikipedia article isn't as simple as typing plain text into a box. Familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's Manual of Style and Markup syntax to ensure your article is formatted correctly before submitting.

Step 7 Click Show Preview to check your work.

  • If your article does not contain proper formatting or violates any of Wikipedia's rules, it may be deleted immediately. Don't save the page until you are sure the finished work is suitable for publishing.

Step 1 Do a search to see if the article you want to write already exists.

  • There are, however, several general and subject-specific notability regulations for Wikipedia articles, many of which are determined by experienced editors after your article is submitted. [14] X Research source
  • If you can find several reliable, independent sources that cover your topic, it will likely be considered notable enough for a Wikipedia article.

Step 3 Make sure that your article doesn’t violate copyright law or plagiarize.

  • Writing an article about yourself or your company is strongly discouraged, as this is considered a conflict of interest. [17] X Research source

Step 5 Write a requested article if you don’t have your own topic.

  • In addition, try to keep your article to 50,000 characters of text or less. Articles that exceed this length generally need to be split into smaller articles to keep them easily readable. [20] X Research source
  • Using headings to organize your article is particularly important because your headings are then shown in the table of contents that appears at the beginning to help readers navigate your article.

Step 2 Stick to Wikipedia’s typical styles when you decide what to include.

  • The key feature of both summary-style and pyramid style articles used in most Wikipedia articles is a lead section at the beginning that summarizes the article and provides an overview of the most important information.

Step 3 Keep the tone of your article formal and impersonal.

  • To help keep your tone formal, avoid using slang, colloquialisms, doublespeak, or jargon in your article.

Step 4 Use wikitext to create the formatting elements in your article.

  • For example, to bold a word or phrase in your article, surround the word or phrase with three apostrophes.
  • To create a heading, for example, add 2 ‘=’ signs before and after the heading title. For a subheading, include 3 ‘=’ signs before and after the subheading title.

Step 5 Include accurate references so readers can verify the information.

  • In some cases, the reliability and accuracy of a resource is subjective. In such cases, it may be helpful for you to do an internet search on the resource itself to better grasp how reliable people tend to believe it is.
  • Fact-checking your information will also ensure that your references are sound and that you are providing the best information possible. [24] X Research source

Step 6 Proofread your article to ensure your spelling and grammar are sound.

  • It may be helpful for you to copy and paste your article into a word processor so you can run it through a spelling and grammar check before submitting it. Be aware, however, that your word processor will likely read wiki text as incorrect.

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  • Don't forget to leave reliable sources. Users can nominate to delete articles they suspect contain "original research" (information you made up; cannot be verified by reliable sources). If an administrator or bureaucrat agrees with them, they will delete the article. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's policies. For example, if you did correctly cite the sources, another user may still nominate to delete it, but if you're very familiar with Wikipedia's policies increases your chances of winning any dispute from users who may come across as hostile toward you. Thanks Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0

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  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_creation
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Article_wizard
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Article_wizard/HowToDisclose
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Your_first_article
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Why_create_an_account%3F&gettingStartedReturn=true
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:User_access_levels#Autoconfirmed_and_confirmed_users
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Drafts#Creating_and_editing_drafts
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_create_a_page
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Size_comparisons
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Autobiography
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requested_articles
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles#Structure_of_the_article
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles#Information_style_and_tone
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial/Citing_sources
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles#Check_your_facts
  • ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles#Pay_attention_to_spelling

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Create and edit a wiki

A wiki is a site that is designed for groups of people to quickly capture and share ideas by creating simple pages and linking them together. Your organization can use a wiki for a variety of uses. On a large scale, you can share large volumes of information in an Enterprise wiki. On a smaller scale, you can use a team site as a wiki to gather and share ideas quickly about a project.

To learn a little more about wikis, see Wiki overview at the bottom of the page.

Create a wiki page library

A team site is a wiki. That’s also true of other types of sites. Therefore, you can start from your team site or another type of site and begin creating wiki pages right there. In a team site, each new page is created in the Site Pages library. If that’s all you need, you don’t need to create a wiki page library and you can skip to other procedures in this article. If you prefer to manage your wiki separately, you can create a wiki page library.

SharePoint Online Public Website Settings button

Note:  You can also scroll though the apps to find Wiki Page Library .

Click Wiki Page Library .

Site contents with Wiki app tile highlighted

In the Name box, type a name for the new wiki page library, such as Wiki Pages .

Click Create .

In the Contents list, click the new wiki to open it.

Share button for SharePoint 2016

In the Share dialog box, enter the names, email addresses, or the alias 'Everyone'. If you have team email aliases such as "Engineering", or any other group alias, you can also enter those here. As you enter the names, the server queries to verify the existence of the user account or alias. If, later, you want to add users, see Adding users to a wiki page below.

Share dialog

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Click Share to save.

You can configure the settings for the wiki page library, such as permissions, page history, and incoming links, by going to the library and clicking Page in the header.

If you create a new wiki page and later want to change its title, see Customize your team site .

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Create an Enterprise wiki site

Before you create an Enterprise wiki, think about whether it’s the best solution for your organization. To learn more information about how to plan and create an Enterprise wiki site, see Plan sites and manage users to get some ideas. A full-scale Enterprise wiki should be created as its own site collection. See Create a site collection for more info.

Important:  The Enterprise wiki is on the publishing tab in the template collection. The Publishing tab will not appear if the publishing features are not enabled at the site collection level. Your site collection administrator needs to enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature on the site collection to make publishing-related templates available in the site. To enable publishing (with correct permissions), see Enable publishing features , Features enabled in a SharePoint publishing site or Enable publishing features on SharePoint 2013 or 2016 .

The following instructions show how to create an Enterprise wiki as a subsite.

On the Site Contents page, click New+ , and then Subsite , or click new subsite .

On the New SharePoint Site page, type a Title and a URL name for the site.

In the Template Selection section, click Publishing , and then click Enterprise Wiki .

Add Enterprise Wiki hightlighted

To set unique permission, click Use unique permissions .

Add enterprise wiki screen with unique permissions hightlighted

You may be taken to the Set Up Groups for this Site dialog, where you can leave default, add, or change groups.

Set up groups for site dialog box

Note:  You can configure the site permissions and other site settings for the Enterprise wiki site later, by clicking Share . For information, see Adding users to a wiki page below.

Edit a wiki page

When you first create a wiki, the home page contains sample content about wikis. You can edit it or replace it with your own content. The easiest way to start adding content to your wiki is to edit the home page and add placeholder links to pages that you will create later.

Note:  To edit wiki pages, people need permission to contribute to a wiki.

On the wiki page that you want to edit, click Page , and then click Edit .

Type any text you want into the text section.

Use the buttons on the ribbon to format text, and insert other content, such as pictures, tables, hyperlinks, and Web Parts.

Insert ribbon on Wiki page

To add wiki links to other pages, type the name of the page surrounded by double square brackets: [[Page Name]]

For example, to add a wiki link to a page named "Project Dates," type: [[Project Dates]]

When you start to type [[ , if the page exists, you'll be able to select it from the list.

Inserting a link into a Wiki

If the page that you are linking to does not exist yet, you can create a link to the page anyway. After you save the edited page, the placeholder link you just created will have a dotted line beneath it. The actual page will be created later when someone else clicks the link to the page.

When you are finished editing the page, click Page and then click Save . If you don’t want to save your changes, click Page , click the arrow under Save , click Stop Editing and then click Discard changes .

Tip:  You can add more content later or change content that you have entered by clicking Edit . If you created a placeholder link, you can later click the link to create and edit the page.

Adding users to a wiki subsite page

In the Share 'Wiki Name' dialog box, click Invite People to add users to the page.

Enter the names, email addresses, or the alias 'Everyone'. If you have team email aliases such as 'Engineering', or any other group alias, you can also enter those here. As you enter the names, the server verifies the existence of the user account or alias.

To set permissions for the new users, click Show Options . Under Select a group or permission level or Select a permission level , select one of the groups or permission level (such as Read, Edit, or Full control.

To see the list of all users who are already sharing the site, click Shared with .

When you're done, click Share .

Check out a wiki page for editing

You don’t usually have to check out a page for editing, but it’s a good idea if you think someone else might try to edit it at the same time as you. When you check out a wiki page, you ensure that others cannot make changes to the page while you edit it. While the page is checked out, you can edit and save it, close it, and reopen it. Other users cannot change the page or see your changes until you check it in.

From the wiki page that you want to edit, click Page and then click Check Out .

Wiki check out page

Note:  When you check a page out, you are only reserving it for yourself, it doesn't save, download, or edit. You need to choose what you want to do.

Click Edit to edit the page.

Note:  To check in the wiki page after editing, click the Check In button. To discard checkout, click the arrow under the Check In button, and then select Discard Check Out .

Add a picture to a wiki page

You can add a picture from your computer, web address or from your SharePoint site directly to your wiki page.

Editing links in Sharepoint wiki pages

Click where you want to insert the picture, and then click the Insert tab on the ribbon.

To insert a picture from your computer, do the following:

Click the Picture and then click From Computer .

Insert a picture from the computer option

Browse to the picture on your computer, select the library that you want to upload the picture to, and then click OK . You may need to fill in additional information about the picture you are uploading.

To insert a picture from a web address, do the following:

Click Picture and then click From Address .

In the Address box, enter the web address where the picture is located.

In the Alternative Text box, type some text to describe the picture. Alternative text (or Alt text) appears as tooltip text when readers point to the picture. Alt text also helps people using screen readers understand the content of pictures.

To insert a picture from a library on your SharePoint site, do the following:

Click Picture and then click From SharePoint .

In the Select an Asset box, select a library or folder containing the picture you want to insert, Then click the picture, and then click Insert. You may need to fill in additional information about the picture you are inserting.

You can use the commands on the Image tab to add Alt Text for your image, change its appearance, and position it on the page. When you’re done editing the page, click Save to save your changes.

Adding and editing links in a wiki page

Wiki pages support the placement of links to other web or SharePoint sites outside the wiki across the top of the page and on the Quick Launch bar. These links differ from wiki links placed directly on the wiki page by users as they are specifically managed by the wiki administrator. You can also drag and drop links to rearrange them.

Click the link gadget to add a new link

Enter the text for the Text to Display field for the link. This determines how the link appears on the page.

Enter the URL address in the Address field. Example: http://www.microsoft.com.

Click Try link to test your link URL. When you're done, save your link.

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Add a wiki link to another wiki page

You can use wiki links to link pages together by simply using the page name surrounded by double square brackets. You create wiki links the same way whether you are linking to existing wiki pages or pages that do not exist yet.

For example, if your team will be creating a link later for Training Issues, you can go ahead and insert the link to the page now by typing [[Training Issues]] . After you save the page, the link to your future page appears with a dotted line under it.

To create the page later, someone can click the underlined placeholder link and then click Create .

Edit Icon

Click where you want to insert a wiki link.

Type [[ and then begin typing the name of the page. The wiki will suggest page names that start with what you are typing.

Do one of the following:

To select one of the suggested pages, use the arrow keys and then press ENTER, or use the mouse.

Type a new page name followed by ]] . If you type a new page name, you will create a link to a page which has not yet been created.

Your finished page name should be surrounded by double square brackets, like this: [[Page Name]]

Tips:  To quickly add a link from a wiki page back to the home page for your wiki, type [[Home]] . You can link to many objects in SharePoint, not just pages. Here are some examples of links:

[[Dogs]] : A link to a page named Dogs in the same folder.

[[Animals/Dogs]] : A link to a page named Dogs in a subfolder called Animals.

[[List:Announcements/Welcome]] : A link to the item called Welcome in the Announcements list on this site.

To display double opening or closing brackets without making a link, type a backslash before the two brackets. For example, \[[ or \]] .

Create a wiki page from a placeholder wiki link

You can create wiki placeholder links to pages that do not exist yet. Creating placeholder links helps people create the wiki in smaller pieces without worrying about creating every page in the wiki all at once. A placeholder wiki link has a dotted line beneath it.

Go to the page that has the placeholder link.

Click the placeholder wiki link.

In the Add a page window, click Create .

Add the content that you want to the new page and save it.

Edit a wiki link or its display text

You can edit wiki links, as well as the display text that someone sees when they click the link. Wiki links are different from hyperlinks to pages or websites outside of the wiki. To edit or change hyperlinks, use the Format tab on the Link Tools contextual tab of the ribbon instead.

You might need to edit the display text for a wiki link if the name of the page you want to link to is not clear in the context of the page where you are inserting the link. For example, if the page for brainstorming ideas about the first chapter of a book is named CH1, you might want "Chapter One" as the display text for the link, so that the purpose of the page is clearer.

To edit the path of the link so that it points to a different page, click between the two sets of double-square brackets ( [[ and ]] ), and then replace the current link with the name of the page that you want to link to.

To change the display text to something other than the exact name of the page, type a vertical bar character ( | ) after the name of the page ( SHIFT + \ ) and then type the text that you want to appear: [[Name of Page|Text that Displays]]. For example, to use different display text for a page named CH1, you could type: [[CH1|Chapter One]]

Add a hyperlink

You can add a hyperlink to a page that is external to your wiki or even external to your site.

Add a link to an external page

Click where you want to insert the hyperlink.

To add a link that’s external to your site:

Click Insert , then click Link , and then click From Address .

In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, type the text to display and the web address for the link.

Add a link from another SharePoint site

Click Insert , then click Link , and then click From SharePoint .

In the Select an Asset dialog box, browse to the file that you want to create a link to, and then click Insert .

Add a list or library to a wiki page

You can add other items to a wiki page, such as a tasks list to track action items or tasks related to the wiki. Later, you can choose whether or not the list or library appears on the Quick Launch navigation for the wiki.

Click where you want to insert the list or library.

Click Insert and then click Web Part .

On the pane that appears on top of the page, under Categories click Apps , and then under Parts , select the name of the list or library, and then click Add .

If you need to add a list or library to the Web Parts list, see Create a list in SharePoint . To create a library, see Create a document library in SharePoint .

Wiki overview

A wiki can help your organization collect and capture institutional knowledge, assemble content from numerous sources, and share plans and ideas. For example, a corporation can create a company-wide Enterprise wiki where employees can find and contribute the latest, most comprehensive information about corporate activities, benefits, and services. Or your team can use a wiki to collect information for new team members, to plan a conference, or to collect ideas for a large document or manual.

Wiki

After someone creates a wiki page, another team member can add more content, edit the content, or add supporting links. The community of authors helps to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the content. Wikis continue to evolve as people add and revise information.

Because team members can edit wiki pages without any special editing tools, wikis are a good tool for sharing ideas and collecting information from several people. Team members can easily create links to pages for someone to finish creating later, or links to existing pages, without having to struggle with long web addresses.

Your team site is a wiki

The default page type on team sites, and other types of sites, is a wiki page. So in that sense, wiki is everywhere. What that means is you don’t need a special site to create a wiki.

Because the home page of a team site and the new pages that you create there are automatically wiki pages, you can create a wiki right on your team site without creating other libraries or sites. New pages are created in the Site Pages library on a team site and you can manage your pages from there. However, the disadvantage to this approach is that you will not have as many specialized options that come with a wiki page library or an Enterprise wiki site.

Wiki considerations

If you know you will be creating many wiki pages or if you want to manage permissions separately for your wiki than for the rest of your site, you have a couple of options, depending on the scale of the wiki you plan to create and the range of options you want:

Wiki page library     A wiki page library is tailored to managing wiki pages and includes special commands on the ribbon for managing page history, permissions, and incoming links to pages. A site owner can create a wiki page library on most sites and get many of the benefits of a traditional wiki.

Enterprise wiki     An Enterprise wiki is a publishing site for sharing and updating large volumes of information across an enterprise. If an organization needs a large, centralized knowledge repository that is designed to both store and share information on an enterprise-wide scale, consider using an Enterprise wiki. Before you create an Enterprise wiki, think about whether it’s the best solution for your organization. To learn more information about how to plan and create an Enterprise wiki site, we recommend reading the articles about planning sites and site collections.

Who can create a wiki?

You need to have permission to create a site, library, or pages. But the good news is, if a site has been shared with you and you have permission to edit it, you most likely have permission to create a wiki.

Permission levels can be customized, but for most sites, you can create a wiki page library if you have the Edit permission level. By default, members of the Site Name Members group have the Edit permission level. You need to have the Full Control permission level to create an Enterprise wiki site, or your administrator must enable self-service site creation. By default, members of the Site Name Owners group have the Full Control permission level, but your site may be set up differently.

To manage permissions for a page in a wiki page library or an Enterprise wiki, a site owner can click the Page Permissions command on the Page tab on the ribbon.

Although initially creating the site or library is similar to other sites, adding content to a wiki is different from how you add content to other types of sites. On a wiki, you usually start by editing the home page and adding placeholder wiki links to other pages that do not exist yet. You can create those other pages as you go or create them later. When you want to create the page that corresponds to a placeholder link, click the link. The page opens in Edit mode where you can add text and other content such as images.

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From time to time, nonfiction authors become so captivated by a particular figure from either the present or the past, that they feel compelled to write an entire book about their life. Whether casting them as heroes or villains, there is an interesting quality in their humanity that compels these authors to revisit their life paths and write their story.

However, portraying someone’s life on paper in a comprehensive and engaging way requires solid preparation. If you’re looking to write a biography yourself, in this post we’ll share a step-by-step blueprint that you can follow. 

How to write a biography: 

1. Seek permission when possible 

2. research your subject thoroughly, 3. do interviews and visit locations, 4. organize your findings, 5. identify a central thesis, 6. write it using narrative elements, 7. get feedback and polish the text.

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While you technically don’t need permission to write about public figures (or deceased ones), that doesn't guarantee their legal team won't pursue legal action against you. Author Kitty Kelley was sued by Frank Sinatra before she even started to write His Way , a biography that paints Ol Blue Eyes in a controversial light. (Kelley ended up winning the lawsuit, however).  

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Whenever feasible, advise the subject’s representatives of your intentions. If all goes according to plan, you’ll get a green light to proceed, or potentially an offer to collaborate. It's a matter of common sense; if someone were to write a book about you, you would likely want to know about it well prior to publication. So, make a sincere effort to reach out to their PR staff to negotiate an agreement or at least a mutual understanding of the scope of your project. 

At the same time, make sure that you still retain editorial control over the project, and not end up writing a puff piece that treats its protagonist like a saint or hero. No biography can ever be entirely objective, but you should always strive for a portrayal that closely aligns with facts and reality.

If you can’t get an answer from your subject, or you’re asked not to proceed forward, you can still accept the potential repercussions and write an unauthorized biography . The “rebellious act” of publishing without consent indeed makes for great marketing, though it’ll likely bring more headaches with it too. 

✋ Please note that, like other nonfiction books, if you intend to release your biography with a publishing house , you can put together a book proposal to send to them before you even write the book. If they like it enough, they might pay you an advance to write it.  

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Once you’ve settled (or not) the permission part, it’s time to dive deep into your character’s story.  

Deep and thorough research skills are the cornerstone of every biographer worth their salt. To paint a vivid and accurate portrait of someone's life, you’ll have to gather qualitative information from a wide range of reliable sources. 

Start with the information already available, from books on your subject to archival documents, then collect new ones firsthand by interviewing people or traveling to locations. 

Browse the web and library archives

Illustration of a biographer going into research mode.

Put your researcher hat on and start consuming any piece on your subject you can find, from their Wikipedia page to news articles, interviews, TV and radio appearances, YouTube videos, podcasts, books, magazines, and any other media outlets they may have been featured in. 

Establish a system to orderly collect the information you find 一 even seemingly insignificant details can prove valuable during the writing process, so be sure to save them. 

Depending on their era, you may find most of the information readily available online, or you may need to search through university libraries for older references. 

Photo of Alexander Hamilton

For his landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow spent untold hours at Columbia University’s library , reading through the Hamilton family papers, visiting the New York Historical Society, as well as interviewing the archivist of the New York Stock Exchange, and so on. The research process took years, but it certainly paid off. Chernow discovered that Hamilton created the first five securities originally traded on Wall Street. This finding, among others, revealed his significant contributions to shaping the current American financial and political systems, a legacy previously often overshadowed by other founding fathers. Today Alexander Hamilton is one of the best-selling biographies of all time, and it has become a cultural phenomenon with its own dedicated musical. 

Besides reading documents about your subject, research can help you understand the world that your subject lived in. 

Try to understand their time and social environment

Many biographies show how their protagonists have had a profound impact on society through their philosophical, artistic, or scientific contributions. But at the same time, it’s worth it as a biographer to make an effort to understand how their societal and historical context influenced their life’s path and work.

An interesting example is Stephen Greenblatt’s Will in the World . Finding himself limited by a lack of verified detail surrounding William Shakespeare's personal life, Greenblatt, instead, employs literary interpretation and imaginative reenactments to transport readers back to the Elizabethan era. The result is a vivid (though speculative) depiction of the playwright's life, enriching our understanding of his world.

Painting of William Shakespeare in colors

Many readers enjoy biographies that transport them to a time and place, so exploring a historical period through the lens of a character can be entertaining in its own right. The Diary of Samuel Pepys became a classic not because people were enthralled by his life as an administrator, but rather from his meticulous and vivid documentation of everyday existence during the Restoration period.

Once you’ve gotten your hands on as many secondary sources as you can find, you’ll want to go hunting for stories first-hand from people who are (or were) close to your subject.

With all the material you’ve been through, by now you should already have a pretty good picture of your protagonist. But you’ll surely have some curiosities and missing dots in their character arc to figure out, which you can only get by interviewing primary sources.

Interview friends and associates

This part is more relevant if your subject is contemporary, and you can actually meet up or call with relatives, friends, colleagues, business partners, neighbors, or any other person related to them. 

In writing the popular biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson interviewed more than one hundred people, including Jobs’s family, colleagues, former college mates, business rivals, and the man himself.

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When you conduct your interviews, make sure to record them with high quality audio you can revisit later. Then use tools like Otter.ai or Descript to transcribe them 一 it’ll save you countless hours. 

You can approach the interview with a specific set of questions, or follow your curiosity blindly, trying to uncover revealing stories and anecdotes about your subject. Whatever your method, author and biography editor Tom Bromley suggests that every interviewer arrives prepared, "Show that you’ve done your work. This will help to put the interviewee at ease, and get their best answers.” 

Bromley also places emphasis on the order in which you conduct interviews. “You may want to interview different members of the family or friends first, to get their perspective on something, and then go directly to the main interviewee. You'll be able to use that knowledge to ask sharper, more specific questions.” 

Finally, consider how much time you have with each interviewee. If you only have a 30-minute phone call with an important person, make it count by asking directly the most pressing questions you have. And, if you find a reliable source who is also particularly willing to help, conduct several interviews and ask them, if appropriate, to write a foreword as part of the book’s front matter .

Sometimes an important part of the process is packing your bags, getting on a plane, and personally visiting significant places in your character’s journey.

Visit significant places in their life

A place, whether that’s a city, a rural house, or a bodhi tree, can carry a particular energy that you can only truly experience by being there. In putting the pieces together about someone’s life, it may be useful to go visit where they grew up, or where other significant events of their lives happened. It will be easier to imagine what they experienced, and better tell their story. 

In researching The Lost City of Z , author David Grann embarked on a trek through the Amazon, retracing the steps of British explorer Percy Fawcett. This led Grann to develop new theories about the circumstances surrounding the explorer's disappearance.

Still from the movie The Lost City of Z in which the explorer is surrounded by an Amazon native tribe

Hopefully, you won’t have to deal with jaguars and anacondas to better understand your subject’s environment, but try to walk into their shoes as much as possible. 

Once you’ve researched your character enough, it’s time to put together all the puzzle pieces you collected so far. 

Take the bulk of notes, media, and other documents you’ve collected, and start to give them some order and structure. A simple way to do this is by creating a timeline. 

Create a chronological timeline

It helps to organize your notes chronologically 一 from childhood to the senior years, line up the most significant events of your subject’s life, including dates, places, names and other relevant bits. 

Timeline of Steve Jobs' career

You should be able to divide their life into distinct periods, each with their unique events and significance. Based on that, you can start drafting an outline of the narrative you want to create.  

Draft a story outline 

Since a biography entails writing about a person’s entire life, it will have a beginning, a middle, and an end. You can pick where you want to end the story, depending on how consequential the last years of your subject were. But the nature of the work will give you a starting character arc to work with. 

To outline the story then, you could turn to the popular Three-Act Structure , which divides the narrative in three main parts. In a nutshell, you’ll want to make sure to have the following:

  • Act 1. Setup : Introduce the protagonist's background and the turning points that set them on a path to achieve a goal. 
  • Act 2. Confrontation : Describe the challenges they encounter, both internal and external, and how they rise to them. Then..
  • Act 3. Resolution : Reach a climactic point in their story in which they succeed (or fail), showing how they (and the world around them) have changed as a result. 

Only one question remains before you begin writing: what will be the main focus of your biography?

Think about why you’re so drawn to your subject to dedicate years of your life to recounting their own. What aspect of their life do you want to highlight? Is it their evil nature, artistic genius, or visionary mindset? And what evidence have you got to back that up? Find a central thesis or focus to weave as the main thread throughout your narrative. 

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Or find a unique angle

If you don’t have a particular theme to explore, finding a distinct angle on your subject’s story can also help you distinguish your work from other biographies or existing works on the same subject.

Plenty of biographies have been published about The Beatles 一 many of which have different focuses and approaches: 

  • Philip Norman's Shout is sometimes regarded as leaning more towards a pro-Lennon and anti-McCartney stance, offering insights into the band's inner dynamics. 
  • Ian McDonald's Revolution in the Head closely examines their music track by track, shifting the focus back to McCartney as a primary creative force. 
  • Craig Brown's One Two Three Four aims to capture their story through anecdotes, fan letters, diary entries, and interviews. 
  • Mark Lewisohn's monumental three-volume biography, Tune In , stands as a testament to over a decade of meticulous research, chronicling every intricate detail of the Beatles' journey.

Group picture of The Beatles

Finally, consider that biographies are often more than recounting the life of a person. Similar to how Dickens’ Great Expectations is not solely about a boy named Pip (but an examination and critique of Britain’s fickle, unforgiving class system), a biography should strive to illuminate a broader truth — be it social, political, or human — beyond the immediate subject of the book. 

Once you’ve identified your main focus or angle, it’s time to write a great story. 

Illustration of a writer mixing storytelling ingredients

While biographies are often highly informative, they do not have to be dry and purely expository in nature . You can play with storytelling elements to make it an engaging read. 

You could do that by thoroughly detailing the setting of the story , depicting the people involved in the story as fully-fledged characters , or using rising action and building to a climax when describing a particularly significant milestone of the subject’s life. 

One common way to make a biography interesting to read is starting on a strong foot…

Hook the reader from the start

Just because you're honoring your character's whole life doesn't mean you have to begin when they said their first word. Starting from the middle or end of their life can be more captivating as it introduces conflicts and stakes that shaped their journey.

When he wrote about Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild , author Jon Krakauer didn’t open his subject’s childhood and abusive family environment. Instead, the book begins with McCandless hitchhiking his way into the wilderness, and subsequently being discovered dead in an abandoned bus. By starting in medias res , Krakauer hooks the reader’s interest, before tracing back the causes and motivations that led McCandless to die alone in that bus in the first place.

Chris McCandless self-portrait in front of the now iconic bus

You can bend the timeline to improve the reader’s reading experience throughout the rest of the story too…

Play with flashback 

While biographies tend to follow a chronological narrative, you can use flashbacks to tell brief stories or anecdotes when appropriate. For example, if you were telling the story of footballer Lionel Messi, before the climax of winning the World Cup with Argentina, you could recall when he was just 13 years old, giving an interview to a local newspaper, expressing his lifelong dream of playing for the national team. 

Used sparsely and intentionally, flashbacks can add more context to the story and keep the narrative interesting. Just like including dialogue does…

Reimagine conversations

Recreating conversations that your subject had with people around them is another effective way to color the story. Dialogue helps the reader imagine the story like a movie, providing a deeper sensory experience. 

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One thing is trying to articulate the root of Steve Jobs’ obsession with product design, another would be to quote his father , teaching him how to build a fence when he was young: “You've got to make the back of the fence just as good looking as the front of the fence. Even though nobody will see it, you will know. And that will show that you're dedicated to making something perfect.”

Unlike memoirs and autobiographies, in which the author tells the story from their personal viewpoint and enjoys greater freedom to recall conversations, biographies require a commitment to facts. So, when recreating dialogue, try to quote directly from reliable sources like personal diaries, emails, and text messages. You could also use your interview scripts as an alternative to dialogue. As Tom Bromley suggests, “If you talk with a good amount of people, you can try to tell the story from their perspective, interweaving different segments and quoting the interviewees directly.”

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These are just some of the story elements you can use to make your biography more compelling. Once you’ve finished your manuscript, it’s a good idea to ask for feedback. 

If you’re going to self-publish your biography, you’ll have to polish it to professional standards. After leaving your work to rest for a while, look at it with fresh eyes and self-edit your manuscript eliminating passive voice, filler words, and redundant adverbs. 

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Then, have a professional editor give you a general assessment. They’ll look at the structure and shape of your manuscript and tell you which parts need to be expanded on or cut. As someone who edited and commissioned several biographies, Tom Bromley points out that a professional “will look at the sources used and assess whether they back up the points made, or if more are needed. They would also look for context, and whether or not more background information is needed for the reader to understand the story fully. And they might check your facts, too.”  

In addition to structural editing, you may want to have someone copy-edit and proofread your work.

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Importantly, make sure to include a bibliography with a list of all the interviews, documents, and sources used in the writing process. You’ll have to compile it according to a manual of style, but you can easily create one by using tools like EasyBib . Once the text is nicely polished and typeset in your writing software , you can prepare for the publication process.  

In conclusion, by mixing storytelling elements with diligent research, you’ll be able to breathe life into a powerful biography that immerses readers in another individual’s life experience. Whether that’ll spark inspiration or controversy, remember you could have an important role in shaping their legacy 一 and that’s something not to take lightly. 

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10 Free Wiki Templates: Your Shortcut to Seamless Data Management

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February 13, 2024

While Wikipedia might be the household name for wikis, not all are for the public eye. Within the corporate world, the drive for knowledge sharing and transparency has given rise to using internal wiki software .

Whether you wish to embark on a wiki-building journey to create a team knowledge hub or help new employees with onboarding, you’ll need a stellar wiki template to streamline the process. These handy tools provide a pre-designed framework to store and organize all data in one place.

There’s a plethora of wiki templates out there, but they’re not all cut from the same cloth—we’ve curated a list of the top 10 options to help you build a comprehensive knowledge database and foster collaboration. 🧑‍🤝‍🧑

What Is a Wiki Template?

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Wiki templates provide a predefined structure and format to create an online database , effectively centralizing your company information, including its processes, employees, projects, and clients. 🎯

With the right template, you can create a dynamic knowledge hub that evolves and grows. Multiple team members can collaborate on content, making information management more efficient.

Wiki page templates are also great for documenting standard operating procedures (SOPs) and business processes, allowing you to create detailed guidelines and instructions for your team. Plus, you can customize wiki template pages to fit your specific processes and information requirements.

Let’s explore the essential features you should look for when considering wiki page or knowledge base templates:

  • User-friendly : Your ideal wiki template should be user-friendly, catering to tech-savvy users and those without coding experience. Users should easily find what they’re looking for through clear menus, search bars, and well-organized categories
  • Scalability : Your chosen template should grow as your knowledge base expands. Look for scalability to accommodate the increasing volume of information without hiccups.
  • Customization : A top-notch wiki template provides extensive customization options, allowing you to tailor it to your unique style and branding
  • Version control : Version control is important for tracking changes and revisions made to wiki pages, ensuring you can revert to previous versions if needed
  • Integration : A proper wiki template should allow integration with other tools like calendars and task management systems to create a streamlined knowledge management solution
  • Mobile accessibility : A good wiki template should offer a responsive design that adapts seamlessly to screen sizes of smartphones and tablets—handling multiple pages

10 of the Best Wiki Templates to Use in 2024

It’s time to dive into the exciting world of database creation. We’ve scoured the realms of knowledge base tools to uncover the ultimate wiki templates from Word, PowerPoint, and ClickUp . Let’s see what these gems have in store for you! 💎

ClickUp Wiki Template

Tired of the time-consuming hassle of building and maintaining a wiki from scratch? The ClickUp Wiki Template is here to save you from the chaos. It’s a powerful tool for organizing, curating, and sharing crucial information effortlessly.

This template is a handy Doc that’s pre-loaded with pages and sections. All you need to do is customize it to fit your unique needs.

On the Team Overview page , you can: 

  • Introduce your new employees to other departments in your company and bring together all the valuable information, news, and resources in one place
  • Showcase your team members’ roles and connections in a visually engaging way using an organization chart on a Whiteboard
  • Embed lists, such as the Team Objectives (OKRs) List, to display company goals

On the Team Processes page , you can document your SOPs. These are your step-by-step guides for all those repeatable workflows, guaranteeing valuable knowledge is readily available to new and current team members.

Check out the Resources page , where you can gather a list of resources that can come in handy for your internal and external collaborators.

ClickUp Project Management Template

Introducing the ClickUp Project Management Template —your Swiss Army knife for managing projects. With its various views, Custom Fields, and separate folders for OKRs and cross-functional projects, it has you covered from start to finish. 

The main feature that helps teams navigate this advanced template and its wide array of options is the Team Wiki Doc view —your trusty database. The same template allows your team to access every bit of company-related information without ever leaving the interface. 👨🏻‍💻

Use the Team Overview Doc page to outline your team hierarchy and roles. Open the Processes page to provide an executive summary —lay out your team’s mission, document processes and SOPs, and embed your OKRs. This page has two subpages:

  • Run a project : Helps design a step-by-step process for project execution, ensuring quality and timely delivery for all your projects and programs
  • Project resourcing : Outlines the procedure for managing your project’s resource allocation

Feel free to customize these complex templates or team up with your colleagues for collaborative editing. Add or remove other pages and subpages, insert new sections, and include tables for better organization. It’s all up to you! 

ClickUp Project Documentation Template

If only there were a way for your team to effortlessly access, explore, and view all project documents in a single location. Well, the ClickUp Project Documentation Template makes that possible! 🥳

This beginner-friendly Doc template keeps every project-related detail neatly organized within pre-built sections, allowing stakeholders to collaborate seamlessly through a real-time editing feature. 

First, insert the company logo and name to personalize the document and introduce the team members. Then, move on to the overview and include the project summary, background, and goals. 

The template comes with handy tables to help you organize—here are some of our favorites:

  • Project Management Plan : Schedule project targets by marking down the start and end date, team leader, and target description
  • Project Timeline : Insert scheduled tasks and their weekly timeframes in chronological order
  • Project Financial Plan : Estimate the project budget, focusing on the cost of human resources, materials, delivery, and assets
  • Risk and Measures Log : Note down any project roadblocks or risks, including due dates and the person to contact for resolution
  • Project Status Report : Track task status like To Do , In Progress , or On Hold

You can also fill in a table to create a stakeholder communication plan or record changes in management—which you can use across an existing template or other pages.

ClickUp Process and Procedures Template

The real challenge of documenting your business processes is keeping everything organized and easily accessible. That’s where the ClickUp Process and Procedures Template comes in. Thanks to its multiple views, it’s your one-stop solution for document management, making it easy to find any information you need within seconds. ⏱️

Centralize your project wikis in the following views for easy access:

  • Documentation List : Lists all your processes and procedures grouped by department and displays Custom Fields like priority, completion rate, and department
  • Documentation Stage Board : Shows tasks grouped by documentation stage. Shift an entry from one stage to another with a simple drag-and-drop
  • Timeline: Displays the time duration and schedule for each process and procedure, showing the big picture at a glance

The template stands out with its Process Flowchart Whiteboard view . Most templates are limited to visual outputs. However, using templates in ClickUp allows you to map out any process or procedure and get a visual grip on the work ahead using a color-coded chart.

Follow the shape guide to properly place activities under a correct process category with a simple drag-and-drop. Leverage the Connector feature to establish connections between activities.

The Whiteboard view is fully adaptable—change its shapes and colors and enter your template text to personalize the processes. Plus, you can turn nodes into tasks, allowing you to assign people, create checklists, and exchange comments.

ClickUp Company Processes Document Template

Create, organize, and easily update your company’s SOPs with the ClickUp Company Processes Documentation Template . This Doc template stores all the procedure information in a single place, from the basics, like scope and purpose, to the specifics, like tools to use or singular steps.

Personalize the document by adding cover images, banners, and icons. Throw in a table of contents for easy navigation and include attachments to other wiki items or website links for a crystal clear message. ✨

You can get as detailed as you want by customizing the following sections :

  • Scope : Point out what the document refers to 
  • Audience : Clearly define who the document caters to
  • Governance : Identify the individuals responsible for approval processes
  • Purpose : Nail down the document’s primary goal
  • RACI chart : Spell out who’s R esponsible, A ccountable, C onsulted, and I nformed for various tasks
  • Tools needed : List the essentials required for executing processes
  • Procedure : Lay out the exact steps to reach your goal or complete a task
  • Related Docs : Include links to other relevant project documentation or include engaging visuals like drawings and videos to illustrate the procedure

Declutter the Doc by removing any sections that don’t fit your needs or give them a fresh name to reflect the info you’d rather note down. If you’re all about keeping things tidy and organized, add a table or two for smoother data management on your Wiki page.

ClickUp Marketing Teams Template

Bring your marketing teams together and streamline their efforts with the ClickUp Marketing Teams Template . This versatile wiki tool centralizes data for your marketing projects, activities, and teams. It covers everything from event marketing and team operations to content management and strategic marketing plans. 

All data is organized in separate folders to eliminate confusion and simplify navigation. Due to the numerous views, features, and folders available, this template can serve many purposes.

Use the handy Marketing Wiki Doc view to help your team learn about company processes. Include a Team Overview to introduce new employees to team members, and toss in a few ID pictures to help them put faces to names and foster better connections. 🔗

For better organization, create subpages for each process separately through the Processes page . You can include subpages to outline and provide necessary details on processes regarding:

  • Branding 

For seamless team communication , there’s a Marketing FAQs page . Any team member who hits a roadblock or needs clarity on marketing project matters can pop in and ask a question. The colleagues get a notification so that they can jump in and resolve the query quickly!

ClickUp Marketing Team Operations Template

Say goodbye to the chaos of managing multiple sheets and documents and say hello to the ClickUp Marketing Team Operations Template . It’s a powerhouse tool with a wide array of folders, views, and Custom Fields that simplify your marketing tasks, OKR management , and employee onboarding. 📁

The Marketing Wiki Doc is like the central hub where you can gather all the vital information, news, and resources related to your projects and campaigns, ensuring your employees have easy access to everything they need.

Once new team members join the ranks, the Marketing Onboarding Doc is their welcoming guide. It’s a treasure trove of information that helps navigate tasks, introduces key stakeholders, and provides an overview of their ramp-up period and core skills.

Marketing teams can use Team Docs as a database unique to their needs. For example, they can: 

  • Capture marketing process documentation like blog processes and campaign briefs
  • Use the Creative Processes subpage to brainstorm and collaborate on creating design assets
  • Provide brand guidelines with samples for emails, campaigns, and even press releases to ensure work consistency 

And for those times when you can’t quite remember the specifics of the last meeting, the Meeting Minutes Doc has you covered. It provides a dedicated subpage for comprehensive notes and easy navigation for longer sessions. For shorter meetings and standups, you can effortlessly categorize quick updates in sections on the same page.

ClickUp Team Docs Template

Use the ClickUp Team Docs Template as your go-to solution for efficient knowledge management and team collaboration. It’s perfect for onboarding, with pre-designed sections for introducing newcomers to the current team members and a dedicated space for sharing meeting notes and knowledge. 📝

This template is based in ClickUp Docs , so it’s fully customizable and can include pages and subpages for any information distribution. 

Adapt the Team Wiki page to outline your team info—including member names, roles, job descriptions, and images for visual reference. You can also lay out your project’s mission and include relevant resources to streamline the company introduction process for new hires.

On the Meeting Notes page , you can keep tabs on attendees and share meeting recordings, ensuring they’re accessible to everyone at any time. This page also doubles as a task management hub where you can list action items from the meeting and easily convert them into tasks.

This Doc is a fantastic collaboration center for employees. They can create a separate page for brainstorming and edit it in real time. Need a canvas for creative idea sharing? Just connect Whiteboards and Docs . Want to maintain impeccable organization? Add tables, and you’re all set!

PowerPoint Wikipedia Template Worksheet/Homework by Tes.com

Imagine having a personal database that resembles Wikipedia. The PowerPoint Wikipedia Template Worksheet/Homework by Tes.com can make that possible! This PowerPoint presentation mimics the look and feel of a Wikipedia page, complete with the iconic logo. All you need to do is insert your own text.

The template is excellent for revision, consolidation, or homework assignments. Tweak the headings and subheadings to match the specific topic you’re studying. Include an image that encapsulates the subject’s essence, or draw your own. The handy gray boxes on the right are there to sum up the topic with key details. 🔑

You can also use it to create a wiki on your company’s history or compile a resource hub for a niche hobby.

Put your creative stamp on the template with fonts, images, shapes, charts, and graphs. Add as many slides as you require to craft an ideal database.

Word Company Profile Wiki Templates by PerfectWiki

The Word Company Profile Wiki Templates by PerfectWiki provide a way to introduce new hires to your company, eliminating the need for time-consuming one-on-one chats. This template package has pre-designed pages to help you outline important company details, from your mission and team to in-use tools. 

Once you download the template package, you’ll receive layouts for every company profile section separately. These include:

  • Company story
  • Mission, vision, values
  • Tools we use

The template serves as a guide to creating a company profile wiki—it includes questions and examples to simplify the writing process. You have the creative freedom to exclude unnecessary sections or add new ones to tailor it perfectly to your needs. Customize the template by adding images, graphs, and charts to make the onboarding experience visually captivating. ✨

Transform Your Company Database with Free Wiki Templates

Keeping all your data organized is a piece of cake with these 10 free wiki templates . Seamlessly build databases for whatever suits your needs, invite your team members to collaborate on wikis, and share these resources within your company to foster a culture of knowledge sharing.

Don’t stop there! Explore the treasure trove of 1,000+ more templates in the ClickUp template library . cover everything from creating knowledge bases to managing projects and enhancing team collaboration, ensuring success in your business endeavors. 🌝

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