Wikipedia:Picture of the day

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The picture of the day (POTD) is a section on the English Wikipedia's Main Page that is automatically updated every day with one or more featured pictures, accompanied by a blurb. Although it is generally scheduled and ed by a small group of regular ors, anyone can contribute. If you have concerns about today's or tomorrow's POTDs, please place a message at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. If you have concerns about other upcoming POTDs, consider either fixing it yourself or placing a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day.

Today's featured picture

Mantled guereza

The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza) is a species of Old World monkey native to much of western central and eastern Africa. Although its colouring is somewhat variable across its range, it has a distinctive pelage which is mostly black, with a white facial disc and long white fringes of silky hair along the sides of its body. The tail is long and ends in a white tuft of variable length. It is a diurnal, mostly arboreal monkey, with groups moving through the canopy feeding mainly on leaves, with some fruits and other food items. This male of the subspecies C. g. guereza, also known as the Omo River guereza or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus, was photographed in Amora Gedel Park in Awasa, Ethiopia.

Photograph cr: Charles J. Sharp

Guidelines[]

Pictures of the day on your user page[]

You can insert the picture of the day on your user page or talk page by adding the text {{Pic of the day}}. It will be displayed in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide and will include the blurb associated with the picture. A version without text is also available via {{POTD}}.

It is also possible to create your own custom POTD layouts, in case you do not wish to use the existing versions. Mix and match the following components to make your own. This system will only work for pictures of the day beginning January 1, 2007. Be sure to replace [date] with an appropriate date value. For a dynamically updating version, use {{#time:Y-m-d}} (example: {{POTD/{{#time:Y-m-d}}|image}}).

Template Description Renders as
{{POTD/[date]|image}} The name of the image, without the File: prefix Abyssinian black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza guereza) male head.jpg
{{POTD/[date]|size}} The size of the image, without the trailing px 350
{{POTD/[date]|caption}} The image caption (blurb) The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza) is a species of Old World monkey native to much of western central and eastern Africa. Although its colouring is somewhat variable across its range, it has a distinctive pelage which is mostly black, with a white facial disc and long white fringes of silky hair along the sides of its body. The tail is long and ends in a white tuft of variable length. It is a diurnal, mostly arboreal monkey, with groups moving through the canopy feeding mainly on leaves, with some fruits and other food items. This male of the subspecies C. g. guereza, also known as the Omo River guereza or the Abyssinian black-and-white colobus, was photographed in Amora Gedel Park in Awasa, Ethiopia.
{{POTD/[date]|title}} A link to the article the image represents Mantled guereza
{{POTD/[date]|texttitle}} A linkless short caption, also useful as an alt attribute Mantled guereza
{{POTD/[date]|cr}} The cr line of the image, including the genre (e.g. photograph, painting) Photograph cr: Charles J. Sharp

There are two additional predefined layouts:

It is also possible to permanently feature a POTD for a selected day. Just add a specific value for the date you want. For example, today's picture of the day is {{POTD/2020-12-03|image}}. Likewise, you can use date parameters with the other templates as well. If you like the pre-made formats, you can use date parameters there as well, like this: {{Pic of the day|date=2020-12-03}} or {{POTD|date=2020-12-03}}. Again, this system will only work for pictures of the day beginning January 1, 2007.

As a userbox[]

Code Result
{{User:CFeyecare/templates/POTD}}
Abyssinian black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza guereza) male head.jpgThis user enjoys the
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Usage

Random picture of the day[]

Use {{User:My Chemistry romantic/Templates/Random POTD}} to display a randomly selected picture of the day.

{{User:Tyw7/picofday}} also displays a randomly selected POTD, but without the header and footer.

As a thumbnail[]

When you want to display the picture of the day like an ordinary thumbnail, similar to {{WP:Wikimedia Commons/POTD}}, you can use {{POTD Wikipedia}}. For instance, if you want a thumbnailed version, floated right, you can use {{POTD Wikipedia|float=right|title=yes|thumb=yes}}.

Older pictures of the day[]

If you want to permanently include a POTD that was selected between November 1, 2004 and December 31, 2006, use the following: {{Wikipedia:Picture of the day/[month] [day], [year]}} or {{Wikipedia:POTD/[month] [day], [year]}}. For example, {{Wikipedia:Picture of the day/December 31, 2006}}.

Pictures of the day selected from May 2004 through October 2004 are only accessible in month-at-a-time archives (see below) and can only be placed on user pages by using standard image syntax.


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