Portal:Current events/Edit instructions

Instructions for initialising page if the bot has failed to

The daily current events "blank" boxes are now generated daily by an efficient bot, so the instructions below this only apply if the bot has been disabled.

If you reached this page via the current date box's "" link, check whether the portal box has already been initiated, and already contains the following (parsed) wiki code (use copy/paste from the code below, if necessary, to correct any syntax errors):

{{Current events|year={{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}|month={{subst:CURRENTMONTH}}|day={{subst:CURRENTDAY}}|content=
<!-- All news items below this line -->
*
<!-- All news items above this line -->}}

Then save the page, before adding any news items. This will help insure the new day displays according to the current events portal design.

Note that the above items: CURRENTYEAR, CURRENTMONTH, and CURRENTDAY, all will display as positive integers once the page is saved.
For example, the code to generate March 27, 2009 (Friday) in the box should appear as
{{Current events|year=2009|month=3|day=27|content=...

Before posting, please make sure you are familiar with posting policies and guidelines:

Example news item:

;Politics and elections
*[[Inauguration of Donald Trump]]
**[[Donald Trump]] is officially sworn in as the 45th [[President of the United States]]. [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/19/donald-trumps-inauguration-countdown-barack-obama-preparing/ (''The Telegraph'')]

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