Lots of people have cool, customized signatures. That's 'cause they're cool. You want to be cool, too. Here's how:

  1. Read PvX:SIGN. While creating your signature, ensure that you comply with all requirements.
  2. Create a page in your userspace with a name like User:(insert your username)/Sig
  3. In that page, fill in the text you want to be in your signature. As an example, here is my signature page: User:Wizardboy777/Sig
  4. View the general article editing guide for more detailed instructions on how to use html and wikicode.
  5. It is IMPORTANT that you do not leave any open tags, such as <small> without the corresponding </small>. If you do, everything after your signature on a page will be screwed up.
  6. Rules for images:
    1. No more than one per signature, generally.
    2. They must be no more than 19 pixels tall. If your image is too big, you have two options. The first is to re-upload it (to the same filename) in a smaller size. The second is to insert a size value into the image link. For example, [[Image:Wizardboy777_Sig.jpg]] displays this: Wizardboy777 Sig.jpgBut [[Image:Wizardboy777_Sig.jpg|19px]] displays this: Wizardboy777 Sig.jpg Note, however, that the value you put in is the length of the image. The height will change proportionately. My image just happens to be a square, so I can put in 19px. If, for example, your image was 38 pixels tall, you could just put half of the height in. Depending on the size of your image, this might take some experimentation to get right, but if you screw up, someone will point it out to you, so don't worry.
    3. The image must be exclusive to your signature. Meaning, if you want to use a skill image in your sig, copy it and re-upload to a different location.
    4. The image must contain a redirect to your userpage. To do this, go to the image and press the edit button, the insert the following text: #REDIRECT [[User:(insert your username)]]
  7. Once you've created and saved your signature page, click the 'My Preferences' tab at the top.
  8. In the 'Nickname' field, insert {{subst:User:(your username)/Sig}}
  9. Check the 'Raw Signatures' box right under the nickname field.
  10. Save your preferences.
  11. Now, whenever you type ~~~~ to add your signature, the content of your signature will pop up.
  12. Test your sig. On your talk page, just add a comment with the heading 'Test' or something like that, and type ~~~~ to see if your signature works right. If it's screwed up and you can't figure out why, this also makes it more likely that someone will notice and help you.
  13. It is best to include links to your userpage in the signature itself, too. Some users, like Guild of Deals or I Am Jebus, include other things in their username, such as a link to their talk page or to their contributions page. To do this, on your signature page, simply put this format:

    [[user:Username|Part 1]][[user talk:Username|Part 2]][[Special:Contributions/Username|Part 3]].

    Substitute Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 into different things in your username. For example, Guild of Deals' signature has substituted "Part 1" for "Guild", "Part 2" for "Of", and "Part 3" for "Deals". This ends up with his signature having "Guild" linking to his userpage, "Of" linking to his talk page, and "Deals" linking to his contributions page. Note that you can also change the font of the links, like so:

    [[user:Username|<font color="blue">Part 1</font>]][[user talk:Username|<font color="orange">Part 2</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Username|<font color="blue">Part 3</font>]], essentially creating a signature with a blue link to your userpage, an orange link to your talk page, and another blue link to your Contributions page.
  14. Note that if you use your signature on a page that your signature links to, it will not show up. For example, a link to your talk page will not show up if you are signing your signature on your talk page, but it will show up on all pages that are not your talk page.