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Postscript-viewer.svg For the complete library of tips arranged by subject, see Wikipedia:Tips.

This is the tip of the day (AKA TOTD) project, providing useful daily advice on how to use or develop Wikipedia more effectively. This project is responsible for maintaining the Wikipedia:Tip of the day#Tip templates, and the collection of daily tips that are displayed by those templates.

Page views - 90 days

History

The Tip of the Day was started on February 18, 2004 as an original feature of the newly created Community Portal. There were about 50 tips, displayed one per day, on a rotating basis.

In 2006 the project was revamped and expanded to a tip page for each day of the year. Later that year, a "yearless tip" was created, with no year included in the page titles, so that the same pages could be displayed automatically year after year. The tip collection grew to about 300 tips - still about 66 tips short of a full supply.

The tip of the day was added to the main help page, Help:Contents, on March 13, 2006. That page was renamed on September 20, 2012 to Help:Menu, to make way for a new main help page. In 2015, the tip of the day project underwent an overhaul, during which the display template functionality was enhanced and simplified, many new tips were added, replacing obsolete and duplicate tips. The tip of the day was added to the current help page on November 22, 2015.

Over the years, Tip of the Day project regulars, and other helpful editors, have maintained the set of auto displaying tips, updating them, and creating new tips to replace redundant or obsolete tips.

Check the prominent locations

The three main places that the Tip of the Day is displayed, are the Community portal page (since 02/18/2004), the Help:Contents page (the top-level help page), and the Help:Menu (this was Help:Contents until 09/20/2012).

Another place where the tip resides is the Welcome to Wikipedia page (since 01/08/2007).

Sometimes the tip gets removed from those pages, either through vandalism, or by an overly bold edit. If you notice it missing from any of them, please put it back. Thank you.

Displaying tips on your user pages

To add one of the many versions of the tip of the day template to your user page, go here.

Participating...

To participate in developing, proofreading, and scheduling new tips, see the instructions on the talk page.

Tip of the day scheduling queue

Chronological list of tips

     

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List of tips by date

This is the tip of the day scheduling queue. The TOTD system operates on the Rolodex approach, in which each daily tip page is automatically displayed again year after year.

Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it has not grown out of date or become obsolete! Please help. For questions, comments, or to submit a new tip please go to our Project's Talk page.

Now, without further ado, here are Wikipedia's daily tips, by presentation date:

  • January 1 – Where to begin?
  • January 2 – Article development
  • January 3 – Are your hands full? (Use search box as a small but convenient clipboard)
  • January 4 – How to make your watchlist easier to read
  • January 5 – How to improve Wikipedia's reliability
  • January 6 – How to send a message to other editors
  • January 7 – Image processing tools
  • January 8 – What are dummy edits good for?
  • January 9 – Digital audio support
  • January 10 – Introduction to navigating Wikipedia
  • January 11 – Captions
  • January 12 – Avoiding common mistakes
  • January 13 – A self-guided tutorial
  • January 14 – Article quality assessments
  • January 15 – Archives for lengthy pages
  • January 16 – Article banner templates
  • January 17 – What is a Talk page?
  • January 18 – How to easily recall a username
  • January 19 – Preview tomorrow's Featured Article
  • January 20 – User scripts examples
  • January 21 – Good article nominations
  • January 22 – How to reduce or enlarge font sizes
  • January 23 – Search and replace while editing an article.
  • January 24 – Search & replace in thousands of articles with AWB
  • January 25 – Ask for help at Wikipedia's Help Desk
  • January 26 – Souping up your Smartphone editing of Wikipedia
  • January 27 – The semi-automated article peer-reviewer
  • January 28 – How to request help on your Talk page
  • January 29 – Intruder alert! Intruder alert! (Vandalism-level warning)
  • January 30 – What are page history diffs?
  • January 31 – Find articles for cleanup
  • February 1 – Automatic page loader.
  • February 2 – Redirect synonymous topic names
  • February 3 – Fixing bare URLs to prevent link rot
  • February 4 – Join a WikiProject.
  • February 5 – Getting real-time help via IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  • February 6 – Articles about notable books
  • February 7 – How to provide a link to a specific Google Search
  • February 8 – Wikipedia Search box - basic
  • February 9 – Please summarize your work using the Edit summary box
  • February 10 – Referencing for beginners
  • February 11 – Another way to search Wikipedia with Google
  • February 12 – Introduction to tables
  • February 13 – Shortcut for minor edit box
  • February 14 – Spreading the WikiLove
  • February 15 – Templates for Age and Dates
  • February 16 – Thanks - send a notification
  • February 17 – Mobile view sidebar from the desktop
  • February 18 – Using the Authority control template
  • February 19 – When to use subpages
  • February 20 – How to enable right-click section editing
  • February 21 – Biographies
  • February 22 – Wikipedia banners and buttons
  • February 23 – Help for new contributors
  • February 24 – Calendar date display for your user pages
  • February 25 – Screen readers for accessibility
  • February 26 – Editing projects for school and university classes
  • February 27 – What is Page curation?
  • February 28 – Writing articles for The Signpost
  • February 29 – Please sign your name on talk pages
  • March 1 – How to plant a CategoryTree!
  • March 2 – Test-drive your edits using a sandbox
  • March 3 – Become clairvoyant with Navigation Popups
  • March 4 – Supercharge your browser
  • March 5 – How to create a link to another article
  • March 6 – Use the Article Wizard to easily create new articles
  • March 7 – Please fill-in edit summaries
  • March 8 – How to get a list of a page's subpages
  • March 9 – Becoming an Administrator
  • March 10 – Where to post requests
  • March 11 – How to make links look the way you want
  • March 12 – Please sign your name on talk pages
  • March 13 – Are you lost?
  • March 14 – How to create a new page
  • March 15 – Wikipedia's top ten power tips
  • March 16 – How to catch admin attention fast
  • March 17 – How to turn redirects green
  • March 18 – Breaking the 500-edit limit in "View History"
  • March 19 – Create links faster using tricks
  • March 20 – Running MediaWiki on your own computer
  • March 21 – Navigate faster using Wikipedia shortcuts
  • March 22 – Searching Wikipedia with regular expressions (regex)
  • March 23 – Getting your edit count
  • March 24 – Transclusion vs. Substitution
  • March 25 – Link to Wiktionary word definitions using Wikt:
  • March 26 – SuggestBot is a fun way to pick pages to edit
  • March 27 – Work faster with keyboard shortcuts
  • March 28 – Ask intelligent questions
  • March 29 – Working on the Main page - I
  • March 30 – Working on the Main page - II
  • March 31 – Toolbar links to access the WP pages you use the most
  • April 1 – Do not believe everything you read
  • April 2 – Visit the Village Pump for technical issues
  • April 3 – Stop by the Reference Desk
  • April 4 – Where to upload images and media files
  • April 5 – How to fix unsigned comments
  • April 6 – Do not use forums or emails as sources
  • April 7 – Automatic edit summary reminder
  • April 8 – Collaborations
  • April 9 – Search box bookmarklet for your browser
  • April 10 – Cite your sources
  • April 11 – Edit Wikipedia faster with AutoWikiBrowser
  • April 12 – Help Wikipedia help you
  • April 13 – Motto of the day...
  • April 14 – Create a user account
  • April 15 – Copyrights? Copyleft
  • April 16 – Uploading Free Images
  • April 17 – Are you jealous of others' user pages? (WP:UPDC)
  • April 18 – How to change your username
  • April 19 – Preview tomorrow's Featured Article
  • April 20 – Explore Wikipedia's contents
  • April 21 – Featured article candidates
  • April 22 – Wikipedia search box focus
  • April 23 – How to move/rename a page
  • April 24 – The Wikipedia Adventure!
  • April 25 – Super-customize your account with gadgets
  • April 26 – Keyboard shortcuts
  • April 27 – Now what? (Are you lost, and do not know what to do?)
  • April 28 – Getting a subpage listing
  • April 29 – Setting Wikipedia time to your time zone
  • April 30 – How to make links to articles
  • May 1 – To search a specific namespace, include the prefix in searches
  • May 2 – Time-saving links: the "pipe trick"
  • May 3 – Prove it with ProveIt
  • May 4 – Time-saving links II
  • May 5 – Browsing Mobile Wikipedia on your big screen
  • May 6 – Linking to a section of an article
  • May 7 – Sister projects & interwiki linking
  • May 8 – Displaying one page within another = Transclusion
  • May 9 – Using templates
  • May 10 – General topics lists
  • May 11 – Userboxes
  • May 12 – List building
  • May 13 – When is a Wikipedia project a WikiProject?
  • May 14 – Centralizing project discussion
  • May 15 – Redirects
  • May 16 – Footnotes
  • May 17 – How to add hidden editor notes in an article
  • May 18 – How to review user contributions
  • May 19 – Use your browser's toolbar to navigate Wikipedia
  • May 20 – Formatting disambiguation pages
  • May 21 – Featured content
  • May 22 – Table of contents
  • May 23 – Transclusion caveat
  • May 24 – Go to the right desk
  • May 25 – Please return the favor
  • May 26 – Check your work before you save, using Preview
  • May 27 – Where on the page to put images
  • May 28 – Placing templates
  • May 29 – Placing "External links" sections
  • May 30 – Main page - Did you know
  • May 31 – Shortcuts
  • June 1 – Placing category tags
  • June 2 – Page history
  • June 3 – Tag your image uploads
  • June 4 – Placing interlanguage links
  • June 5 – Sorting entries in the categories
  • June 6 – Look before you leap
  • June 7 – How to start a new article
  • June 8 – Talking to Wikipedians
  • June 9 – Cite the source on all image uploads
  • June 10 – Preventing markup glitches
  • June 11 – Use your watchlist
  • June 12 – Navigation popups
  • June 13 – How to insert a picture into an article
  • June 14 – Wikipedia-specific searching within Firefox
  • June 15 – Section edit button
  • June 16 – Ask intelligent questions
  • June 17 – Beware of instruction creep
  • June 18 – Fix double redirects
  • June 19 – Alphabetical list of articles
  • June 20 – Screenshots
  • June 21 – Please read department instructions
  • June 22 – When not to use links
  • June 23 – A better wiki editor: WikEd
  • June 24 – Change text size quickly (with Ctrl-mouse wheel)
  • June 25 – Portals
  • June 26 – What are templates used for?
  • June 27 – Pretty tables
  • June 28 – Ask intelligent questions
  • June 29 – Wikipedia for your mobile...
  • June 30 – Custom signatures
  • July 1 – Citation Requests
  • July 2 – Love thy neighbor
  • July 3 – Posting on the Wikipedia Community Bulletin Board
  • July 4 – Band articles
  • July 5 – List the things to do for an article
  • July 6 – Wikipedia's Manual of Style
  • July 7 – Welcoming Committee
  • July 8 – The three revert rule
  • July 9 – Avoid using neologisms
  • July 10 – The fastest way to end a conflict: walk away
  • July 11 – Jump to the search box with ⇧ Shift+Alt+F
  • July 12 – How to use red links
  • July 13 – Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement
  • July 14 – Using Math
  • July 15 – Be forgiving to new users
  • July 16 – Search Wikipedia from any website
  • July 17 – Join the fight against vandalism
  • July 18 – Short link pipe trick
  • July 19 – Ten things you may not know about Wikipedia
  • July 20 – How to make a table on a page
  • July 21 – Displaying tips on your user page Note. Do not change this tip. It is a linked tip on displaying tips! :-)
  • July 22What did he say? (Wikijargon)
  • July 23 – Wikipedia industrial-powered search
  • July 24 – Forums and emails are not acceptable sources
  • July 25 – Wikipedia in brief
  • July 26 – Wikipedia's dozen most essential tips
  • July 27 – Wikipedia's ten most powerful tips
  • July 28 – Your very own Wikipedia bookmark page
  • July 29 – Another way to read or share Wikipedia: Books.
  • July 30 – Wikipedia's Quick directory
  • July 31 – How to link to a category without categorizing the page
  • August 1 – Customize appearance of dates
  • August 2 – Find uncategorized articles
  • August 3 – The lead section
  • August 4 – Articles for Creation (AFC) process
  • August 5 – In conflicts, reach consensus
  • August 6 – How to add an article to a category
  • August 7 – Title searches
  • August 8 – How to watch for pages that do not exist yet
  • August 9 – Abbreviating edit summaries
  • August 10 – How to create a category
  • August 11 – How to search Wikipedia with Google
  • August 12 – How to create reusable boilerplate
  • August 13 – Acronyms and initialisms
  • August 14 – To see everything on Wikipedia about a subject area...
  • August 15 – Explaining Wiki markup to other users
  • August 16 – How to create a subcategory
  • August 17 – Article size
  • August 18 – How does Wikipedia stack up?
  • August 19 – Speed up your learning curve...
  • August 20 – What the world knows about us
  • August 21 – How reliable is Wikipedia?
  • August 22 – When and how to exclude Wikipedia from your Google search
  • August 23 – How to link to a category
  • August 24 – Power-editing with AutoWikiBrowser
  • August 25 – Where to look for help
  • August 26 – How to link to a section of an article
  • August 27 – Join the Recent Changes Patrol!
  • August 28 – Where did that fact come from?
  • August 29 – How popular is Wikipedia?
  • August 30 – Google search link
  • August 31 – My link disappeared!
  • September 1 – Wikipedia's top ten essential tips
  • September 2 – Spell Checkers
  • September 3 – Install your first javascript
  • September 4 – Guestbooks
  • September 5 – How to use Wikipedia Offline: xowa
  • September 6 – Subject bar template
  • September 7 – Article construction stages
  • September 8 – Wikipedia Search box - advanced
  • September 9 – Good article reassessment
  • September 10 – Biography articles needing attention
  • September 11 – Article deletion process
  • September 12 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • September 13 – Copyright Cleanup
  • September 14 – Wikipedia Database reports
  • September 15 – CopyPatrol tool
  • September 16 – Featured world of Wikipedia
  • September 17 – Highlight text on any website, then search Wikipedia for it with a single click
  • September 18 – Difference between wikiprojects and portals?
  • September 19 – Graphics Lab
  • September 20 – Wikipedia toolbar for Firefox
  • September 21 – How do you pronounce that?
  • September 22 – External links
  • September 23 – Counting your edits
  • September 24 – Main page - Did you know
  • September 25 – How to link to word definitions
  • September 26 – Tagging pages for problems
  • September 27 – What is BRD? the BOLD, revert, discuss cycle
  • September 28 – Your customizable Wikipedia navigation hub
  • September 29 – Topic lists
  • September 30 – Interwiki links and shortcuts
  • October 1 – How to display the Tip of the day on your user page
  • October 2 – Wikimedia-wide issues
  • October 3 – Editcountitis
  • October 4 – Category tips
  • October 5 – Avoid trademarks
  • October 6 – Wikipedia-specific searching with Google
  • October 7 – Please sign your name on talk pages
  • October 8 – User scripts
  • October 9 – Linking articles: the internal link
  • October 10 – How to find legal photographs and graphics
  • October 11 – Keep track of your questions
  • October 12 – How to transclude a page into the page you are editing
  • October 13 – Why have lists when there are categories?
  • October 14 – Wikipedia Search Box for Firefox
  • October 15 – Navigate faster using Wikipedia shortcuts
  • October 16 – Power tool: Navigation Popups
  • October 17 – Power search Wikipedia using AutoWikiBrowser
  • October 18 – Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other
  • October 19 – Preview tomorrow's Featured Article
  • October 20 – The five pillars
  • October 21 – Using Special:MyPage to make private links
  • October 22 – Double click editing
  • October 23 – Be neutral, like Wikipedia
  • October 24 – Wikipedia has 22 sections, called namespaces
  • October 25 – How to see a list of the pages in a namespace
  • October 26 – A plain & simple introduction
  • October 27 – Basic copyediting
  • October 28 – S.W.A.T., T.I.M, & the U.S.D.A
  • October 29 – How to enhance Recent changes
  • October 30 – Namespace entry points
  • October 31 – How to catch admin attention fast
  • November 1 – Flashback to Wikipedia's past
  • November 2 – Report problems on noticeboards
  • November 3 – Wikipedia's alphabetical index of articles
  • November 4 – Help reduce the Wikipedia backlog
  • November 5 – Wikimedia links and shortcuts
  • November 6 – Advanced signatures
  • November 7 – Be neutral when editing Wikipedia
  • November 8 – Linking to non-Wikimedia wikis
  • November 9 – "Where do I begin?"
  • November 10 – Editing articles for web accessibility
  • November 11 – The Wikipedia Curriculum
  • November 12 – Giving editor awards
  • November 13 – Spoken Wikipedia
  • November 14 – Mediation
  • November 15 – Wiki-exploration: beyond Wikipedia...
  • November 16 – How to turn links to disambiguation pages orange
  • November 17 – Fansites, forums, & other web page articles
  • November 18 – How to provide a Google search in a link
  • November 19 – User Sub Pages
  • November 20 – A comprehensive index for editors
  • November 21 – Welcome to Wikipedia!
  • November 22 – Making the editbox more visually pleasing
  • November 23 – Permission requests
  • November 24 – Lead Section Size
  • November 25 – Try to see it my way!
  • November 26 – Pick from a list of template parameter choices
  • November 27 – World of fiction
  • November 28 – Same titles, different meanings
  • November 29 – Brilliant pictures
  • November 30 – Undoing edits
  • December 1 – No copies of primary sources
  • December 2 – Dates in Wikipedia articles
  • December 3 – Find stubs and expand them
  • December 4 – How to look at the changes to an article
  • December 5 – How to customize your signature
  • December 6 – When to use external links
  • December 7 – How to adjust the height of your edit window
  • December 8 – How to add a picture to an article
  • December 9 – How to skip scrolling and clicking
  • December 10 – Wikipedia etiquette = Wikiquette
  • December 11 – Section editing
  • December 12 – What writing style to use
  • December 13 – Where to write about current events
  • December 14 – Link articles to their foreign-language counterparts
  • December 15 – Advice for parents
  • December 16 – Automating tasks on Wikipedia
  • December 17 – Wikipedia needs pictures. How you can help...
  • December 18 – Accuracy, quality and peer review
  • December 19 – What can be included in Wikipedia?
  • December 20 – Freedom of speech and profanity
  • December 21 – Cannot find what you are looking for?
  • December 22 – Why create an account?
  • December 23 – Your user page
  • December 24 – Wikimedia has mailing lists
  • December 25 – Upgrade Recent Changes in my preferences
  • December 26 – Watching for changes
  • December 27 – If you have privileged access to web pages...
  • December 28 – Help test the MediaWiki software
  • December 29 – Troubleshooting Wikipedia's look and feel with skins
  • December 30 – Come visit the Teahouse
  • December 31 – Not everything that is true is verifiable

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Alphabetical list of tips

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List of tips by order of name

This is the tip scheduling queue arranged alphabetically. The TOTD system operates on the "yearless year" approach, in which each tip's page is automatically displayed year after year. There is also a chronological list of these tips.

Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete! Please help. For questions, comments, or to submit a new tip please go to this Project's Talk page.

  • How to improve Wikipedia's reliability – January 5
  • How to insert a picture into an article – June 13
  • How to link to a category without categorizing the page – July 31
  • How to link to a category – August 23
  • How to link to a section of an article – August 26
  • How to link to word definitions – September 25
  • How to look at the changes to an article – December 4
  • How to make a table on a page – July 20
  • How to make links look the way you want – March 11
  • How to make links to articles – April 30
  • How to make your watchlist easier to read – January 4
  • How to move/rename a page – April 23
  • How to plant a CategoryTree! – March 1
  • How to provide a Google search in a link – November 18
  • How to provide a link to a specific Google Search – February 7
  • How to reduce or enlarge font sizes – January 22
  • How to request help on your Talk page – January 28
  • How to review user contributions – May 18
  • How to search Wikipedia with Google – August 11
  • How to see a list of the pages in a namespace – October 25
  • How to send a message to other editors – January 6
  • How to skip scrolling and clicking – December 9
  • How to start a new article – June 7
  • How to transclude a page into the page you are editing – October 12
  • How to turn links to disambiguation pages orangeNovember 16
  • How to turn redirects greenMarch 17
  • How to use red linksJuly 12
  • How to use Wikipedia offline: xowaSeptember 5
  • How to watch for pages that do not exist yet – August 8
  • If you have privileged access to web pages... – December 27
  • Image processing tools – January 7
  • In conflicts, reach consensus – August 5
  • Install your first javascript – September 3
  • Interwiki links and shortcuts – September 30
  • Introduction to navigating Wikipedia – January 10
  • Introduction to tables – February 12
  • Intruder alert! Intruder alert! (Vandalism-level warning) – January 29
  • Join a WikiProject. – February 4
  • Join the fight against vandalism – July 17
  • Join the Recent Changes Patrol! – August 27
  • Jump to the search box with ⇧ Shift+Alt+FJuly 11
  • Keep track of your questions – October 11
  • Keyboard shortcuts – April 26
  • Lead Section Size – November 24
  • Link articles to their foreign-language counterparts – December 14
  • Link to Wiktionary word definitions using Wikt:March 25
  • Linking articles: the internal link – October 9
  • Linking to a section of an article – May 6
  • Linking to non-Wikimedia wikis – November 8
  • List building – May 12
  • List the things to do for an article – July 5
  • Look before you leap – June 6
  • Love thy neighbor – July 2
  • Making the editbox more visually pleasing – November 22
  • Main page - Did you know – May 30
  • Main page - Did you know – September 24
  • Mediation – November 14
  • Mobile view sidebar from the desktop – February 17
  • Motto of the day... – April 13
  • My link disappeared! – August 31
  • Namespace entry points – October 30
  • Navigate faster using Wikipedia shortcuts – March 21
  • Navigate faster using Wikipedia shortcuts – October 15
  • Navigation popups – June 12
  • No copies of primary sources – December 1
  • Not everything that is true is verifiable – December 31
  • Now what? (Are you lost, and do not know what to do?) – April 27
  • Page history – June 2
  • Permission requests – November 23
  • Pick from a list of template parameter choices – November 26
  • Placing category tags – June 1
  • Placing "External links" sections – May 29
  • Placing interlanguage links – June 4
  • Placing templates – May 28
  • Please fill-in edit summaries – March 7
  • Please read department instructions – June 21
  • Please return the favor – May 25
  • Please sign your name on talk pages – February 29
  • Please sign your name on talk pages – March 12
  • Please sign your name on talk pages – October 7
  • Please summarize your work using the Edit summary box – February 9
  • Portals – June 25
  • Posting on the Wikipedia Community Bulletin Board – July 3
  • Power search Wikipedia using AutoWikiBrowser – October 17
  • Power tool: Navigation Popups – October 16
  • Power-editing with AutoWikiBrowser – August 24
  • Pretty tables – June 27
  • Preventing markup glitches – June 10
  • Preview tomorrow's Featured Article – January 19
  • Preview tomorrow's Featured Article – October 19
  • Prove it with ProveItMay 3
  • Redirect synonymous topic names – February 2
  • Redirects – May 15
  • Referencing for beginners – February 10
  • Report problems on noticeboards – November 2
  • Running MediaWiki on your own computer – March 20
  • S.W.A.T., T.I.M, & the U.S.D.A – October 28
  • Same titles, different meanings – November 28
  • Screen readers for accessibility – February 25
  • Screenshots – June 20
  • Search & replace in thousands of articles with AWBJanuary 24
  • Search and replace while editing an article. – January 23
  • Search box bookmarklet for your browser – April 9
  • Searching Wikipedia with regular expressions (regex) – March 22
  • Section edit button – June 15
  • Section editing – December 11
  • Setting Wikipedia time to your time zone – April 29
  • Short link pipe trick – July 18
  • Shortcut for minor edit box – February 13
  • Shortcuts – May 31
  • Sister projects & interwiki linking – May 7
  • Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other – October 18
  • Sorting entries in the categories – June 5
  • Souping up your Smartphone editing of Wikipedia – January 26
  • Speed up your learning curve... – August 19
  • Spell Checkers – September 2
  • Spoken Wikipedia – November 13
  • Spreading the WikiLove – February 14
  • Stop by the Reference Desk – April 3
  • Subject bar template – September 6
  • SuggestBot is a fun way to pick pages to edit – March 26
  • Super-customize your account with gadgetsApril 25
  • Supercharge your browser – March 4
  • Table of contents – May 22
  • Tag your image uploads – June 3
  • Tagging pages for problems – September 26
  • Talking to Wikipedians – June 8
  • Templates for Age and DatesFebruary 15
  • Ten things you may not know about images on Wikipedia – July 19
  • Test-drive your edits using a sandbox – March 2
  • Thanks - send a notification – February 16
  • The fastest way to end a conflict: walk away – July 10
  • The five pillars – October 20
  • The lead section – August 3
  • The semi-automated article peer-reviewer – January 27
  • The three revert rule – July 8
  • The Wikipedia Adventure! – April 24
  • The Wikipedia Curriculum – November 11
  • Time-saving links II – May 4
  • Time-saving links: the "pipe trick" – May 2
  • Title searches – August 7
  • To search a specific namespace, include the prefix in searches – May 1
  • To see everything on Wikipedia about a subject area... – August 14
  • Toolbar links to access the WP pages you use the most – March 31
  • Topic lists – September 29
  • Transclusion caveat – May 23
  • Transclusion vs. Substitution – March 24
  • Troubleshooting Wikipedia's look and feel with skins – December 29
  • Try to see it my way! – November 25
  • Undoing edits – November 30
  • Upgrade Recent Changes in my preferences – December 25
  • Uploading Free Images – April 16
  • Use the Article Wizard to easily create new articles – March 6
  • Use your browser's toolbar to navigate Wikipedia – May 19
  • Use your watchlist – June 11
  • User scripts examples – January 20
  • User scripts – October 8
  • User Sub Pages – November 19
  • Userboxes – May 11
  • Using Math – July 14
  • Using Special:MyPage to make private links – October 21
  • Using templates – May 9
  • Using the Authority control template – February 18
  • Visit the Village Pump for technical issues – April 2
  • Watching for changes – December 26
  • Welcome to Wikipedia! – November 21
  • Welcoming Committee – July 7
  • What are dummy edits good for? – January 8
  • What are page history diffs? – January 30
  • What are templates used for? – June 26
  • What can be included in Wikipedia? – December 19
  • What did they say? (Wikijargon) – July 22
  • What is a Talk page? – January 17
  • What is BRD? the BOLD, revert, discuss cycle – September 27
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Tip templates

This is the list of tip display templates (also posted at Wikipedia:Tip of the day/July 21). Here is a gallery of display templates for you to view the display templates listed below:

  • {{totd}} – the main userspace version of the tip of the day template, with border, centered in the middle of the page. Complete with inspirational light bulb.
    • {{totd b}} – a more compact version of the above template. Useful for columns.
  • {{totd3}} – a purple box version, useful for displaying the tip in columns.
  • {{totd-random}} – this is the tip of the moment template, which automatically displays a different tip every time you enter a page it is on. If it doesn't update, try clearing your browser cache.
  • {{totd-tomorrow}} – this shows tomorrow's tip, and is used by Wikipedia tipsters to make sure that the tips are up-to-date and corrected before they go live.
  • {{tip of the day}} – the borderless version, with lightbulb.
  • {{tip of the day with h3 heading}} – the tip in heading/paragraph format (No light bulb).
  • {{totd2}} – the borderless version used on Wikipedia's Help page (which already has its own borders). (No lightbulb).
  • {{totd CP}} – like the help page version, but with a box & light bulb. Spans the whole field (screen or column) that it is in.
  • {{totd-static}} –  like the totd version but the date is static. You have to manually change the date. Good for testing purposes.

Random tip


The following template {{Totd-random}} is for Wikipedians who can't wait until tomorrow for their next tip! It presents a random tip each time you reload the page it is presented on:

Tip of the moment...
Navigation popups

The Navigation popups gadget allows easier access to several Wikipedia features as "popups" which appear when you hover the mouse over links. With this useful tool, when you hover your mouse cursor over a wikilink you can see a preview of the article or image; plus you can activate convenient functions such as going directly to the talk, edit, or history pages.

To use the navigation popups gadget you must be logged in under your own user account and turn on the gadget in your Preferences, available at the top right of your screen. In your preferences you will find navigation popups under Gadgets, Browsing gadgets. Full instructions are on the Navigation popups page.

To add this auto-randomizing template to your user page, use {{totd-random}}

Tomorrow's tip


This template {{Totd-tomorrow}} is for monitoring the tip queue one day in advance for any editing needs:

Please proofread the daily tip...

It's displayed below one day early.

Some tips are obsolete. So we need new tips too. Please share your best tips and tip ideas at the Tip of the day department.


edit Tomorrow's tip of the day...

User Subpages

Many users like to create user subpages to store various bits of information such as welcome templates or other information. For example, if you are drafting a new page that is not ready to "go live", or proposing major changes in redrafting an existing page, a user subpage may be very useful.

To create a subpage simply visit your User page and then append the name of the subpage in your browser's URL bar. For example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CoolDude would become http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CoolDude/MySubpageName. When you press the ↵ Enter key you will be prompted to create the new subpage.

If you no longer need a subpage, or wish to have it deleted, you can mark the page with {{db-owner}} or {{db|reason}}.

Read more:
To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd-tomorrow}}

See also

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