How to Search wikiHow

Five Methods:Use the wikiHow Search BarSearch a wikiHow CategoryRead Related wikiHowsExplore Links Woven into ArticlesPerform a Google Search

Are you looking for something specific on wikiHow? You can use these methods to do so.

Method 1
Use the wikiHow Search Bar

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    Open the hidden wikiHow search bar. This opens when you click above the white line (between wikiHow and the magnifying glass) in the green bar overhead.
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    Type your query using keywords. Use the main words which you think will be likely to give results containing answers to your question.
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    Hit the Enter button of your keyboard to view a list of titles. Alternatively, you can click on the magnifying glass once you have typed your query.

Method 2
Search a wikiHow Category

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    Click on Categories at the upper left of any page.
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    Click on the most appropriate general category.
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    Click on the most appropriate sub-category (optional).

Method 3
Read Related wikiHows

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    Click on Related wikiHow articles at the bottom of each article, or in the column to the right.

Method 4
Explore Links Woven into Articles

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    Click on any highlighted text for more detailed information.

Method 5
Perform a Google Search

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    In the search bar on Google, type "" (excluding quotes).
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    Space once after "" and type your desired search terms.
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    Press Enter.


  • Use the Search Bar more effectively:
    • Place a plus sign (+) prior to each word to view each "word separately” within your search results, such as +writer+grammar+punctuation.
    • Place a minus sign (-) prior to each word to “omit a word,” such as recipe-meat for a vegetarian meal.
    • Use quotation marks, to view "consecutive words of a phrase," such as "flower arrangement."
  • If uncertain of spelling, choose a similar word. Example: Use obituary in place of eulogy.
  • Keyword implies the most specific or relevant word that describes your topic.
  • To access greater information, add a prefix or suffix to a word. Example: Use writer in place of write.
  • If uncertain of a category, choose one with a similar item. Example: Soup and dining would be found in the food category.
  • Utilize the terms wikiHow or User for policies or guidelines specific to this site.

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