第一步: 必要条件 
- Before you can start, know that the rules to get your own wiki are much more strict than the rules to start a test wiki here.
- 请确定这种语言有有效的ISO 639语言代码。
Wikimedia不会托管任何在ISO 639代码定义中不存在的语言或者方言，以及任何不被公众接受或使用的书写或拼写方式。如果你希望启动一个个人项目，请参见Wikia上的Incubator Plus。
Then, go to Special:Preferences (1) and change your interface language (2) and change the test wiki settings:
- The project (3), e.g. Wikipedia for
- The language code (4), the "xx" in
- If you doubt whether your language meets the criteria, you can ask it on Incubator:Requests for starting a test.
- If your language is invalid, it may be deleted. If your language is valid, its content will certainly be kept and all work will be moved to the new wiki once the wiki is created.
- In the box below, replace "xyz" with your language code. Use an w:ISO 639-1 code, and if it does not exist, use an w:ISO 639-3 code.
- Also replace "Wp" (Wikipedia) if it is for another project ("Wt" = Wiktionary, "Wn" = Wikinews, "Wb" = Wikibooks, "Wq" = "Wikiquote", "Wy" = Wikivoyage).
Click on the create button above, and in the edit form, replace "language name in English". Extra information can be found on Incubator:Policy/Test language status. Then save the page.
- Follow the instructions on the page you just created. You will be asked to create a main page, with the title Project/code/Main_Page.
- You can list the wiki on Incubator:Wikis.
- It is recommended to merge your account so you are automatically logged in into all wikis including MetaWiki.
- Update the Wx/xyz info page here by changing the parameter "meta" to
| meta = yes
- 如果测试维基符合所有条件，它会被标上“已查证符合资格”（verified to be eligible）。如果该申请在一段时间内没有被标志，则申请可能被丢失。
- It can sometimes take a long time before your wiki is approved. Don't be discouraged.
- You can apply for test wiki adminship, to take care of your test wiki.
- A member of the Language Committee may propose the approval of your test wiki. If not, and you think your test wiki meets the requirements, you can propose its approval on their talk page.
Basic guidelines 
There are a few rules that all Wikimedia projects must follow:
- Authors must write from a neutral point of view (NPOV).
- Orthographic practices - if there is more than one way to spell or write your language, you will need rules about it.
- Stylistic conventions - if your language does not have a standardised universal form (the way everybody speaks it to understand each other), you will need to have one or have a rule to tell people which forms or dialects of your language to use. Also, you will need more complex stylistic conventions (for an example, see here).
The interface needs to be localised into your language. "Localization" includes translating the MediaWiki interface. Translation is one of the requirements before a wiki can be created. You can do this at Translatewiki. It is usually done parallel to the work on the test wiki.
- If you are not yet familiar with translatewiki.net, please follow the instructions there.
- Go to "Special:Translate" on translatewiki.net and then start translating:
- While it would be even better to translate the entire interface, for a first project in a language you only need to localise the "most used MediaWiki messages". These are the messages that are of most importance to our readers.
- For any subsequent project in a language, all the core MediaWiki messages and the messages of the main extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation need to be translated. It is expected that the community of the first project has maintained and improved the localisation and consequently it should be no hardship.
You are encouraged to join the language support team for your language, where you can provide information about your language (such as plural rules) or test functionality. If there is any technical problem, such as a lack of input methods or fonts for your language, do not hesitate to contact either through our community portal or on translatewiki.net.
- Someone will import all the pages with their history, and without their prefixes.
- If you want your own logo instead of the English one, upload it as "Wiki.png" to your local wiki and submit a Bugzilla request. (If you don't know how to do that, you can ask for help).