As promised,[1] today we deployed a guided tour that shows new users how to make their first edit using VisualEditor. This tour is a complement to the similar one we created, which shows users how to use the basic functions of the wikitext editor. 

Append ?tour=firsteditve to any article URL (where guided tours are available) to see it in action, like or

There are some bugs to iron out (like and translations are partially complete at best, but this is one more step toward finalizing the GettingStarted onboarding experience for newly-registered editors, and rolling out across language editions of Wikipedia. For reference, this is one of the tours we will be delivering to basically all new editors in our next A/B test of GettingStarted.[2]

Steven Walling