wikiHow Main Page in December, 2019
|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Wiki-format how-to manual|
|Available in||19 languages|
|Created by||Jack Herrick and Josh Hannah|
|Key people||Elizabeth Douglas (CEO)|
Jack Herrick (Founder)
|Commercial||Yes ("hybrid organization")|
|Registration||Optional, but required for certain tasks|
|Launched||January 15, 2005|
Wikihow (styled as wikiHow) is an online wiki-style community consisting of an extensive database of how-to guides. Founded in 2005 by Internet entrepreneur Jack Herrick, wikiHow is a hybrid organization, a for-profit company run for a social mission. wikiHow software is open source and its text content is released under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license. wikiHow states that it was inspired by Wikipedia, but it is not related to Wikimedia/Wikipedia in any way. Both organizations use the free and open-source MediaWiki software.
In February, 2005, wikiHow had over 35.5 million unique visitors. As of January 2020[update], wikiHow contains more than 212,000 free how-to articles and over 2.1 million registered users. On April 11, 2010, a wikiHow article titled "How to Lose Weight Fast" reached 5 million page views, a first for the site. "How to Take a Screenshot in Microsoft Windows" is the site's most popular article.