Template:Welcome

Welcome!

Hi Example! I noticed your contributions and wanted to welcome you to the Wikipedia community. I hope you like it here and decide to stay.

As you get started, you may find this short tutorial helpful:

Learn more about editing

Alternatively, the contributing to Wikipedia page covers the same topics.

If you have any questions, we have a friendly space where experienced editors can help you here:

Get help at the Teahouse

If you are not sure where to help out, you can find a task here:

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Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date.

Happy editing!

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Usage

Add {{subst:welcome}} ~~~~ to the user's talk page. It is suggested that you watch the talk page in case the user replies there.

Parameters:

  • |heading=no – Suppress the automatic heading: {{subst:welcome|heading=no}}
  • |headtext=Heading text – Change the contents of the heading: {{subst:welcome|headtext=Greetings!}}
  • |border=Color – Adds a border in the specified color, along with a light shadow. |borderradius= can optionally be used to create rounded corners: {{subst:welcome|border=DarkViolet|borderradius=15px}}
  • |newuser=y – alternate text for users with zero contributions (such as accounts just made via ACC)
  • |image=Filename.png – Adds an image to the message (no brackets needed). |imagecaption= can optionally be used to specify the caption: {{subst:welcome|image=File:Chocolate chip cookies.jpg|imagecaption=Here, enjoy some cookies!}}. If you want to get really fancy, you can specify the image size or link here like this: {{subst:welcome|imagecaption=400px{{!}}link{{=}}[[Article]]{{!}}Caption}}.
  • |art=Article name – Article to which the user contributed positively (no brackets needed): {{subst:welcome|art=Foobar}}
  • |customstart= – Adds a custom message at the end of the first paragraph, replacing "I hope you like it here and decide to stay."
  • |customend= – Adds a custom ending to replace "Happy editing!"

Shortcut: {{subst:wel}} ~~~~

For anonymous editors

Use {{subst:welcome-anon}} for anonymous (IP) editors.

Wrapper

{{subst:welcome-autosign}} (or {{subst:wela}}) invokes this template but includes your signature.

See also

The standard template to welcome new editors.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Headingheading

Suppresses the automatic heading

Unknownoptional
Heading textheadtext

Changes the contents of the heading

Auto value
Welcome!
Stringoptional
Borderborder

Adds a border around the message in a specified color or hex triplet

Example
DarkViolet, #9400D3
Stringoptional
Border radiusborderradius

Specifies the rounding of the border

Default
2px
Example
15px
Unknownoptional
Imageimage

Adds an image to go with the welcome (no need for brackets)

Example
File:Chocolate chip cookies.jpg
Fileoptional
Image captionimagecaption

Specifies a caption to go with the image

Example
Here, enjoy some cookies! [[File:Face-smile.svg|20px|link=]]
Stringoptional
New usernewuser

Uses alternate text not linking to the editor's contributions

Example
y
Unknownoptional
Articleart

Mentions and links to an article the editor has contributed to

Stringoptional
Custom startcustomstart

Adds a custom message at the end of the first paragraph

Default
I hope you like it here and decide to stay.
Stringoptional
Custom endcustomend

Adds a custom ending to the message

Default
Happy editing!
Stringoptional