Portal:Current events/Edit instructions

SPECIAL NOTE (updated August 1, 2012): The daily current events “blank” boxes are now generated daily, as needed, by an efficient "bot", so the note below this one only applies if the bot has been disabled.

NOTE: 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. . . "

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

Example news item:
* Early elections in November are announced in the [[Netherlands]]. [http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,19657647-5001028,00.html (Daily Telegraph)]

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