Wikipedia:Tip of the day

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Tip of the day...

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Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete!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

Autosign your message with the sig button

When you edit a message, at the top of the edit box is a row of square buttons. One of them looks like a signature. When you click on it, it inserts the signature code wherever the blinking cursor is. So, to sign a message, move the cursor to the end of your post and click the sig button. On Wikipedia, it is considered proper "Wikiquette" (WI-kee-ket) to sign your messages on talk pages. This prevents readers from getting your comments confused with those by other users. The default signature for your account is your username, but you can customize it in your preferences menu.

Prior tip - Next tip

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...

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Prior tip - Next tip

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

Become a Wikipedia tipster

See also[edit]