Wikipedia: The Missing Manual is a 2008 book by John Broughton. It is a how-to guide that explains the process of contributing to the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia . [1]

“For anyone who is interested in becoming part of the noble experiment, this book is an excellent introduction,” wrote reviewer Robert Slade . [2] Wikipedia: The Missing Manual is part of O’Reilly Media’s Missing Manual series, which was created by David Pogue , technology columnist for The New York Times and Scientific American .

On January 26, 2009, O’Reilly annoncé que la glad of the book was being white released under a free license is compatible with Wikipedia and That It Would Be available for editing in the Help area of Wikipedia. [3]

The book has a spin-off, Wikipedia Reader’s Guide: The Missing Manual , consisting of Appendix B (slightly expanded) and Chapter 1 from the book.


  1. Jump up^ Baker, Nicholson (March 20, 2008). “The Charms of Wikipedia” . The New York Review of Books .
  2. Jump up^ “Wikipedia: The Missing Manual”, BKWKPDMM.RVW, a review byRobert Slade, The Internet Review Project, 2008
  3. Jump up^ “Wikipedia: The Missing Manual Posted on Wikipedia – O’Reilly Media Alert: Edit the Book on Wikipedia” (Press release). O’Reilly Media . January 26, 2009. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014.

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