Wikipedia:Tip of the day

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Tip of the day...

Automatic page loader

Do you have a list of Wikipedia articles you need to work on?

By using AutoWikiBrowser (AWB), you can skip a step on each one because it will load each page for you.

As soon as you save (or skip) the page you are working on, it loads the next one automatically.

But because AutoWikiBrowser is so powerful (it has many useful features), it is reserved for users who have made at least 500 edits in the main namespace.

System requirement: Internet Explorer (which AWB uses in the background).

Read more: Wikipedia:Tools

Prior tip - Next tip

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}.

Become a Wikipedia tipster

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

For the complete schedule of tips, see below. See also Wikipedia:tips, the complete library of tips arranged by subject.

Displaying tips on your user pages[edit]

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


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

Tip of the day scheduling queue[edit]

List of tips

This is the tip scheduling queue. The TOTD system operates on the "yearless year" approach, in which each tip's page is automatically displayed year after year.

Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete!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.

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

More templates[edit]

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 load the page it is presented on:

Another Tip of the moment...


What are portals? They are pages intended to serve as "Main Pages" for specific topics or areas. Very often, they are maintained by one or more WikiProjects on many topics.

Portals have a special namespace (Portal:). The idea of a portal is to help readers and/or editors navigate their way through Wikipedia topic areas through pages similar to the Main Page. In essence, portals are useful entry-points to Wikipedia content.

There is a special kind of portal, called featured portals. The community reaches a consensus that these portals are useful, attractive, and well-maintained. For details on featured portals, you can read more at "What is a featured portal?"

Read more: Wikipedia:Portal

To add this template to your user page, use {{Totd-random}}.

Become a Wikipedia tipster

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 Wikipedia Talk:Tip of the day.

Tomorrow's tip of the day...

Redirect synonymous topic names

Many topics are naturally referred to by different names. For example, baby and infant mean the same thing. But Wikipedia doesn't have a separate article for each synonym (one article defining babies is enough). Therefore, Wikipedia includes a method for linking synonyms so that they lead to the same article. This is done using redirects.

To create a redirect, start a new page for the synonym and in it put only this:

#REDIRECT [[target page]]

...where target page is the name of the article the synonym should lead to. When a user clicks on a link with the synonym, he or she is automatically sent to the [[target page]].

Here's another example: Elizabeth II also appears under the titles Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth II of England, and Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Caveat: do not manually create redirects when you want to rename a page, because then the history of the page resides at the old title. Use the move tab instead, found at the top of every page, which also moves the history.

Read more: Wikipedia:Redirect

Prior tip - Next tip

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

Become a Wikipedia tipster

See also[edit]