Portal:Current events/Edit instructions

SPECIAL NOTE: The daily current events "blank" boxes are now generated daily 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|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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