Template:Pic of the day

Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman (1892–1926) was a civil aviator. On June 15, 1921, she became the first African American woman and the first Native American to earn an aviation pilot's license. Denied opportunity in the United States because of her race and sex, she had to go to France to learn to fly. Her career involved stunt flying and performing in air shows, and was cut short in 1926 when she was thrown from a plane in mid-air. Her death meant that her ambition to establish a school for young black aviators went unaccomplished, but her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for a generation of African American men and women.Photograph credit: Unknown
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Usage

Displays the English Wikipedia's current picture of the day (POTD) in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide, with the blurb (explanatory text), for use on user pages. To always display the current day's POTD, use {{Pic of the day}}; to permanently feature a particular day's POTD, use {{Pic of the day|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 Bessie Coleman in 1923.jpg
{{POTD/[date]|size}} The size of the image, without the trailing px 300
{{POTD/[date]|caption}} The image caption (blurb) Bessie Coleman (1892–1926) was a civil aviator. On June 15, 1921, she became the first African American woman and the first Native American to earn an aviation pilot's license. Denied opportunity in the United States because of her race and sex, she had to go to France to learn to fly. Her career involved stunt flying and performing in air shows, and was cut short in 1926 when she was thrown from a plane in mid-air. Her death meant that her ambition to establish a school for young black aviators went unaccomplished, but her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for a generation of African American men and women.
{{POTD/[date]|title}} A link to the article the image represents Bessie Coleman
{{POTD/[date]|texttitle}} A linkless short caption, also useful as an alt attribute Bessie Coleman
{{POTD/[date]|credit}} The credit line of the image, including the genre (e.g. photograph, painting) Photograph credit: Unknown

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/2021-06-15|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=2021-06-15}} or {{POTD|date=2021-06-15}}. Again, this system will only work for POTDs selected beginning January 1, 2007.