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This article aims to provide useful information about using the Gentoo wiki - as opposed to documentation for Gentoo itself (which the Wiki contains). It lists resources for both readers, to help them use the wiki and find relevant information, and for contributors, with explanations of how to add content correctly.

For people looking for help using Gentoo, the main Gentoo Wiki page and the Handbook are the main hubs for Gentoo documentation.

The Wiki project page has information about how the Wiki is run. See also the Gentoo wiki FAQ.


Reading the Wiki should be somewhat self-evident, it works much like most standard websites. More detailed information is provided here for more advanced use.

User preferences and pages

A user account has preferences that can change how the site is shown for that user, and user page to communicate with other users.


For small corrections, such as typos, fixing or adding links, etc., please just create an account and make the change!

The contributor's guide is invaluable to start off editing wiki pages. Please read the official Gentoo wiki guidelines before making substantial edits. The wiki project page provides more information about how the wiki is managed and what tasks need work.

On the wiki, as in all Gentoo fora, please follow the Code of Conduct guidelines. In addition to the wiki, there are other ways to contribute to Gentoo.

Advanced editing


Templates help layout standard or repetitive elements.

External resources