Maintenance work is a vital part of keeping Wikipedia running optimally. Most of these tasks can be done by any user. Below are administrative pages used for the maintenance of the English Wikipedia project, including; cleanup pages, maintenance reports, to–do lists, information pages, and related collaboration groups. For a list of jobs and tasks to be completed that is easy to understand, there is the Task Center. Maintenance tasks of the most pressing importance can be found at the Backlog page. (See open–tasks and backlog below.) New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page for everything you need to know to get started.

Finding things to do

Helpful editorial maintenance tasks include; reviewing new pages, creating requested articles, responding to edit requests, fixing spelling and grammar errors, and assisting with translation requests. Other essential maintenance tasks include; fixing unreferenced statements, fixing original research, fixing vandalism, welcoming newcomers, link recovery, categorization, and numerous behind the scenes tasks like moving free images to Wikimedia Commons and helping others.