Wikipedia:Tip of the day

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Tip of the day...

Super-customize your account with gadgets

Add abilities to your account in the form of "gadgets". Gadgets are programs that you can activate from the gadgets tab in My preferences.

Gadgets range from very simple to extensive. Some of the most powerful gadgets are:

Read more: Wikipedia:Gadget

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Each tip needs to be proofread before its upcoming presentation date arrives, to ensure that it hasn't grown out of date or obsolete!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

How to get a list of a page's subpages

Many pages in the Wikipedia, Portal, and User namespaces, have subpages. WikiProjects and user pages for instance often have subpages, and Portals always do.

To get a list of all the subpages for a particular page, click on Special pages in the toolbox menu on the left side of your screen. Then scroll down to the "Lists of pages" section and click on All pages with prefix. Then select the namespace the page is in (from the pulldown menu), and enter the pagename in the inbox that has the caption Display pages with prefix:, and click on Go.

If the page's name you entered was "pagename", then all the subpages would start with "pagename/".

Try it now: Special:PrefixIndex

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...

Keyboard shortcuts

Wikipedia has keystroke combinations that can speed up your work, like Alt+ Shift+F to jump to the search box, Alt+ Shift+E to edit, Alt+ Shift+P to preview, Alt+ Shift+S to save, and many more. Those are for Windows users. On the Mac OS, press Ctrl instead of Alt.

Read more: Keyboard shortcuts

Prior tip - Next tip

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

Become a Wikipedia tipster

See also[edit]