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The picture of the day is an image which is automatically updated each day with an image from Wikipedia:Featured pictures. Although the picture of the day is generally scheduled by one editor (currently Crisco 1492), anybody can contribute. If you have concerns about the current picture of the day, please post at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. If you have concerns about an upcoming POTD, consider either fixing it yourself or posting at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day or User talk:Crisco 1492.

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Picture of the day
Indian Head eagle
The Indian Head eagle was a ten-dollar gold piece, or eagle, struck by the United States Mint from 1907 until 1933. The obverse and the reverse, designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, were originally commissioned for use on other denominations. As sculpted by Saint-Gaudens, it was in too high relief for the Mint to strike readily, and the necessary modifications took months. The omission of the motto "In God We Trust" on the new coins caused public outrage, and prompted Congress to pass a bill mandating the motto's inclusion. Later editions of the coin included the motto.

Shown here is a coin struck in 1907, omitting the motto. See the version with the motto.Photograph: National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History

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Guidelines

  1. The picture must already be a featured picture. To nominate a picture for that honor see featured picture candidates.
  2. Featured images are currently selected in roughly the order in which they were promoted (i.e. a First In, First Out order). See the featured pictures candidates archive for this order. Exceptions are made for anniversaries of events, or for national holidays.
  3. Not all featured pictures will appear as POTD. Wikipedia:Picture of the day/Unused has a list of those that have been skipped.
See also: Guidelines for writing Picture of the day captions

POTD on your user page

You can insert the image on your user page or talk page by adding the text {{Pic of the day}} (this version is shown above). It will be displayed in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide, and will include a small amount of text based on the article in which the image appears. A no-text version is also available via {{POTD}}.

It is also possible to create your own custom POTD layouts, in case the already-existing versions will not look good within your user page design. Mix and match the following components to make your own. This system will only work for Pictures of the day selected 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 Image: prefix. NNC-US-1908-G$10-Indian Head (motto).jpg
{{POTD/[date]|size}} The size of the image, without the trailing px. 425
{{POTD/[date]|caption}} The image caption. The Indian Head eagle was a ten-dollar gold piece, or eagle, struck by the United States Mint from 1907 until 1933. The obverse and the reverse, designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, were originally commissioned for use on other denominations. As sculpted by Saint-Gaudens, it was in too high relief for the Mint to strike readily, and the necessary modifications took months. The omission of the motto "In God We Trust" on the new coins caused public outrage, and prompted Congress to pass a bill mandating the motto's inclusion. Later editions of the coin included the motto.

Shown here is a coin struck in 1908, including the motto. See the version omitting the motto.

{{POTD/[date]|title}} A link to the article the image represents. Indian Head eagle
{{POTD/[date]|texttitle}} A linkless short caption, also useful as an alt attribute. Indian Head eagle

There are two additional pre-defined layouts

  • {{POTD/{{#time:Y-m-d}}|column}}: This has the image and caption above each other with no borders. Used on some of the Main Page alternatives and suitable for user pages as well.
  • {{POTD/{{#time:Y-m-d}}|row}}: This has the image and caption encapsulated in (usually) a single table row. This is the version used on the Main Page.

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 POTD is {{POTD/2018-07-19|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=2018-07-19}} or {{POTD|date=2018-07-19}}. Again, this system will only work for Pictures of the day selected beginning January 1, 2007.

As a Userbox

Code Result
{{User:CFeyecare/templates/POTD}}
NNC-US-1908-G$10-Indian Head (motto).jpg This user enjoys the
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Usage

Random POTD

Use {{User:My Chemistry romantic/Templates/Random POTD}} to display a randomly-selected POTD.

{{User:Tyw7/picofday}} also displays a randomly-selected POTD but without all the header and footers

POTD thumb

When you want to display the POTD 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 Picture of the day 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}}.

PsOTD selected from May 2004 through October 2004 are only accessible in month-at-a-time archives and can only be placed on user pages by using standard image syntax.


Picture of the day archive



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