Displays the English Wikipedia's current picture of the day (POTD) in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide, without the blurb (explanatory text), for use on user pages. To always display the current day's POTD, use {{POTD}}; to permanently feature a particular day's POTD, use {{POTD|date=[date]}}, where the [date] parameter can be given in any valid format.

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 POTDs 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 File: prefix Thích Quảng Đức self-immolation.jpg
{{POTD/[date]|size}} The size of the image, without the trailing px 500
{{POTD/[date]|caption}} The image caption (blurb) Thích Quảng Đức was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy road intersection in Saigon on 11 June 1963, in protest against the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngô Đình Diệm. Images of the act were circulated widely around the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. This photograph of Quảng Đức's self-immolation was captured by the American journalist Malcolm Browne for the Associated Press; Browne later won the 1963 World Press Photo of the Year and a Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of the act.
{{POTD/[date]|title}} A link to the article the image represents Thích Quảng Đức
{{POTD/[date]|texttitle}} A linkless short caption, also useful as an alt attribute Thích Quảng Đức
{{POTD/[date]|credit}} The credit line of the image, including the genre (e.g. photograph, painting) Photograph credit: Malcolm Browne

There are two additional predefined 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 also suitable for user pages.
  • {{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 current 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/2021-06-11|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=2021-06-11}} or {{POTD|date=2021-06-11}}. Again, this system will only work for POTDs selected beginning January 1, 2007.