WikiHow

wikiHow
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Main page of wikiHow as of December 2019
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Online how-to website
Available in19[1] languages
List of languages
English, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Czech, Japanese, Indonesian, Arabic, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Turkish, Persian
Headquarters,
United States
Area servedWorldwide
Created byJack Herrick
Key peopleElizabeth Douglas (CEO)
Jack Herrick (founder)
Employees236 (as of September 2021)
URLwww.wikihow.com
CommercialYes ("hybrid organization")
RegistrationOptional, but necessary for certain tasks
LaunchedJanuary 15, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-01-15)
Current statusActive

wikiHow is an online wiki-style publication featuring how-to articles on a variety of topics. Founded in 2005 by Internet entrepreneur Jack Herrick, its aim is to create an extensive database of instructional content, using the wiki model of open collaboration to allow users to add, create, and modify content.[2][3] It is a hybrid organization, a for-profit company run for a social mission.[4][5] wikiHow uses the free and open-source MediaWiki software,[6][7] and its text content is released under a Creative Commons license.[8][9]

In February 2005, wikiHow had over 35.5 million unique visitors.[10] As of December 2021, wikiHow contains more than 235,000 how-to articles and over 2.5 million registered users.[11]

  1. ^ "wikiHow:Language Projects - wikiHow". www.wikihow.com. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  2. ^ de Leon, Pamella. "The Weird (And Sometimes Wonderful) World Of WikiHow: Crowdsourcing Online Info On Everything". Entrepreneur Middle East. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "wikiHow:Mission". wikiHow. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "wikiHow:Hybrid Organization". wikiHow. Archived from the original on November 25, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Demarais, Christina (November 8, 2012). "WikiHow's Recipe for Success". Inc. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "wikiHow:Powered and Inspired by MediaWiki". wikiHow. Archived from the original on March 26, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jack Herrick, wikiHow founder interviewed by Wikinews". Wikinews. January 31, 2009. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  8. ^ Rojer, Rebecca (October 2, 2007). "wikiHow Reaches 25,000 Articles". Creative Commons. Archived from the original on November 10, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "wikiHow:Creative Commons". wikiHow. Archived from the original on February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "wikiHow:History of wikiHow - wikiHow". www.wikihow.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "2019: The Year in Review". wikiHow.

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