Wikipedia:Tip of the day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Wikipedia:TIP)
Jump to: navigation, search
Tip of the day...


When and how to exclude Wikipedia from your Google search

Add -site:en.wikipedia.org to your Google searches to exclude Wikipedia from your search. This is useful for finding sources, or for when you are already familiar with what Wikipedia has to say about a subject, and you want to see what else there is out there.

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.

Participating...[edit]

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Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete!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


Double click editing

When this setting is activated, double-clicking anywhere on a page does the same thing as clicking on the edit this page tab. This only works with browsers that support Javascript (but all of the latest versions of all of the major browsers do).

To enable this feature click the my preferences link at the top of the page. Then click the Editing tab. Then check the box next to Edit pages on double click (JavaScript). And finally, click the Save button.

Note: After saving, you have to bypass your browser's cache to see the changes. Mozilla/Safari: hold down Shift while clicking Reload (or press Ctrl-Shift-R), IE: press Ctrl-F5, Opera/Konqueror: press F5.

Read more: Special:Preferences

Prior tip - Next tip

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

Become a Wikipedia tipster


This template is for monitoring the tip queue one day in advance for any editing needs:

edit

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...

How to link to a category

To add a link to a category in an article (as opposed to adding the article to a category) create a normal link to the category page but place a colon at the beginning of it, just after the double opening square brackets. Here's an example:

To provide a link to Category:Animals (just like this one), add the text [[:Category:Animals]] where you want the link to appear. (Notice the extra colon at the beginning of the link).

Prior tip - Next tip

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

Become a Wikipedia tipster

See also[edit]