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The picture of the day (POTD) is an image that is automatically updated each day with a featured picture on the English Wikipedia. Although the POTD is generally scheduled by one editor (currently Amakuru), anyone can contribute. If you have concerns about today's or tomorrow's POTD, 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 at User talk:Amakuru.

Glacier Point
Glacier Point is a viewpoint above Yosemite Valley in the U.S. state of California. It is located on the south wall of the valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet (2,199 m), 3,200 feet (980 m) above Half Dome Village. The point offers a superb view of several of Yosemite National Park's well-known landmarks. Between 1872 and 1968, it was the site of the Yosemite Firefall. The extreme point of the promontory of Glacier Point is wholly bare, but glacial material is abundant on the slopes below, in the hollow to the west and on the wooded slope above. Its glacial origin is definitely proved by the presence in it of rocks derived from Little Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada.

This panoramic view from Glacier Point at sunset was taken in 2013, facing northeast. From left to right, the landforms pictured are Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome, Liberty Cap, Little Yosemite Valley, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall.Photograph credit: David Iliff


GuidelinesEdit

  1. The picture must already be a featured picture. To nominate a picture, 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.

POTD on your user pageEdit

You can insert the POTD on your user page or talk page by adding the text {{Pic of the day}} (this is the version shown above). It will be displayed in a box of no more than 600 pixels wide and will include a blurb based on the article in which the image appears. A version without text 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 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 Glacier Point at Sunset, Yosemite NP, CA, US - Diliff.jpg
{{POTD/[date]|size}} The size of the image, without the trailing px 660
{{POTD/[date]|caption}} The image caption (blurb) Glacier Point is a viewpoint above Yosemite Valley in the U.S. state of California. It is located on the south wall of the valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet (2,199 m), 3,200 feet (980 m) above Half Dome Village. The point offers a superb view of several of Yosemite National Park's well-known landmarks. Between 1872 and 1968, it was the site of the Yosemite Firefall. The extreme point of the promontory of Glacier Point is wholly bare, but glacial material is abundant on the slopes below, in the hollow to the west and on the wooded slope above. Its glacial origin is definitely proved by the presence in it of rocks derived from Little Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada.

This panoramic view from Glacier Point at sunset was taken in 2013, facing northeast. From left to right, the landforms pictured are Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome, Liberty Cap, Little Yosemite Valley, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall.

{{POTD/[date]|title}} A link to the article the image represents Glacier Point
{{POTD/[date]|texttitle}} A linkless short caption, also useful as an alt attribute Glacier Point
{{POTD/[date]|credit}} The credit line of the image, including the medium (e.g. photograph, painting) Photograph credit: David Iliff

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/2019-06-26|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=2019-06-26}} or {{POTD|date=2019-06-26}}. Again, this system will only work for POTDs selected beginning January 1, 2007.

As a userboxEdit

Code Result
{{User:CFeyecare/templates/POTD}}
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Usage

Random POTDEdit

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 the header and footer.

POTD thumbEdit

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 POTDsEdit

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}}.

POTDs 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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