Wikipedia:Tip of the day

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Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete!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

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

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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...

Link tricks

Make links faster with these time-saving techniques:

1. Pipe trick: Many article titles have parentheses to differentiate them from other topics with the same name, like this: [[Self (psychology)]]. But this kind of link looks awkward in an article. Place a "|" (pipe) character at the end of the link like this: [[Self (psychology)|]]. When you save the page, the link will be completed to this: [[Self (psychology)|Self]], but will look like this: Self. The software automatically adds the name of the link after the pipe so you don't have to. Only the part after the pipe shows up in the article. This trick also works with namespaces, so that [[Wikipedia:Tip of the day|]] (notice the pipe character) displays like this: Tip of the day.

2. Plural trick: When you need to use the plural of a linked term, instead of using a pipe (like this: [[puddle|puddles]]), just add the plural part after the link brackets, like this: [[puddle]]s. This also works for adjectives ([[Japan]]ese), verbs ([[dance]]d) and any other suffixes. It does not work for irregular verbs ([[try]]ied does not work; you have to do [[try|tried]]), nor for apostrophes and hyphens ([[John]]-Paul, [[J. R. R. Tolkien]]'s ).

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