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Welcome to the Community portal!

This page provides a listing of current collaborations, tasks, and news about English Wikipedia. New to Wikipedia? See the contributing to Wikipedia page for everything you need to know to get started. For a listing of internal project pages of interest, see the department directory.

Interact more

For a listing of ongoing discussions and current requests, see the Wikipedia:Dashboard.

Help out


You can help improve the articles listed below! This list updates frequently, so check back here for more tasks to try. (See Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.)

See Wikipedia:Maintenance for more information.

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30 June 2019

General notices

  • A newsletter about userscript development on Wikipedia has been created: Wikipedia:Scripts++. To subscribe, visit its mailing list.
  • A project is under way to add short descriptions to all articles. This is mainly for the benefit of mobile users searching Wikipedia. Help is welcomed – please visit WikiProject Short descriptions to learn more.
  • SearchSuite is a userscript that provides user control over search results: it can strip them down to a single-spaced list, sort, and more. Most of its features are presented as menu item toggles to turn each feature on/off. Each menu-item-controlled feature works on the output of all the others, in both their on and off states. Feedback and feature suggestions welcome.
  • Do you have need for a specialized script that doesn't exist yet, or have an idea for a cool new script or gadget? Post requests and ideas at Wikipedia:User scripts/Requests.
  • Free subscriptions to high-quality paywalled journals, newspaper archives, and online reference works are available for Wikipedia editors. For more information, see Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library/Databases

Projects seeking help

Also consider posting WikiProject, Task Force, and Collaboration news at the Signpost's WikiProject Report page.

WikiProjects and Task Forces

  • Call for volunteers at WikiProject Biography, Assessment backlog.
  • WikiProject Abandoned Drafts Stale draft drive. An ongoing drive dedicated to reducing the amount of stale user space drafts. Options are to delete, redirect, move to mainspace or blank. Stop by and help the drive out!
  • Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss just got a fresh batch (from the July 20, 2018, database dump) of articles with misspelled words, and words missing from Wiktionary. Stop by and experience the satisfaction of fixing all the misspellings in an article on the topic of your choice!
  • The Portals WikiProject is looking for Lua and JavaScript programmers.

Discussions and collaborations

Discussions in the following areas have requested wider attention via Requests for comment:

See also

Newest featured content

Motto of the day

Tip of the day

Displaying tips on your user page

If you would like to display the Wikipedia tip of the day on your User page, here is how:

Edit your User page and insert one or more of the following bolded strings (including the four curly braces), preview your edit, and when it looks right, save it.

To see a visual display of the below templates check out the Tip of the Day Display template gallery.

  • {{totd}} – the main userspace version of the tip of the day template, with border, centered in the middle of the page. Complete with inspirational light bulb. Border color can be custom modified.
  • {{totd b}} – a more compact version of the above template. Useful for columns.
  • {{totd3}} – a purple box version, useful for displaying the tip in columns.
  • {{totd-random}} – this is the tip of the moment template, which automatically displays a different tip every time you enter a page it is on. If it doesn't update, try clearing your browser cache.
  • {{totd-tomorrow}} – this shows tomorrow's tip, and is used by Wikipedia tipsters to make sure that the tips are up-to-date and corrected before they go live.
  • {{tip of the day}} – the borderless version, with light bulb.
  • {{tip of the day with h3 heading}} – the tip in heading/paragraph format (No light bulb).
  • {{totd2}} – the borderless version used on Wikipedia's Help page (which already has its own borders). (No light bulb).
  • {{totd CP}} – like the help page version, but with a box and light bulb. Spans the whole field (screen or column) that it is in.
  • {{totd-static}} –  like the totd version but the date is static. You have to manually change the date. Good for testing purposes.



To have the current day's tip and tomorrow's tip show up at the bottom of your talk page, below the last message, paste this code anywhere on your talk page (preferably at the top):

<ref>{{totd}}</br>{{right|{{today cell}}{{spaces|5}}}}{{totd-tomorrow}}</ref>


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