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Picture of the day This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for . It was captioned as follows:
English: This image is created from eight images shot in sequence as a tornado formed north of Minneola, Kansas on May 24, 2016.
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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Picture of the day/doc.

Use this template in a file description page to express the file is a potd on a certain date.

Usage

{{Picture of the day |year= |month= |day= }}

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
year
1
YearThe year when the picture is picture of the day.emptyrequired
month
2
MonthThe month when the picture is picture of the day.emptyrequired
day
3
DayThe day when the picture is picture of the day.emptyrequired
Template data
<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}
TemplateData

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.


Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either useTemplateData=1 or useTemplateData=only on the /doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. <nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw <templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

Discussion
There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.


Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

Use this template in a file description page to express the file is a potd on a certain date.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Dayday 3

The day when the picture is picture of the day.

Unknownrequired
Monthmonth 2

The month when the picture is picture of the day.

Unknownrequired
Yearyear 1

The year when the picture is picture of the day.

Numberrequired

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Localization

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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Picture of the day/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Picture of the day/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.


Use this template in a file description page to express the file is a potd on a certain date.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Yearyear 1

no description

Numberrequired
Monthmonth 2

no description

Numberrequired
Dayday 3

no description

Numberrequired