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Wikimedia Language Diversity

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A visually attractive Main Page of any language's Wikipedia can be achieved by using high quality images, as well as their dynamic renewal. The majority of Wikipedia's language communities choose to use Picture of the Day-category images selected by the eponymous project @ Wikimedia Commons.

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Created in the framework of the project[edit]


To have a dynamic Picture-of-the-day rotation system, each language section of Wikipedia should have:

  1. analogue of ru:Template:Potd and its sub-templates (pages)
  2. analogue of ru:Википедия:Изображение дня (project page bringing together many templates)
  3. Potd-template (or alternative picture renewal mechanism) added to its Main Page
  4. volunteer(s) adding image subtemplates, and whenever possible, translating the image label into the local language


  1. ru:Template:Potd/Month
    1. ru:Template:Potd/CurrentMonth
    2. ru:Template:Potd/NextMonth
  2. ru:Template:Potd/Months
    1. ...
    2. ru:Template:Potd/2017-03
      1. ru:Template:Potd/2017-04
      2. ...
  3. ru:Template:Potd/Day
    1. Potd image sub-templates for specific days
      1. ru:Template:Potd/2017-03-1
      2. ru:Template:Potd/2017-03-2
      3. ...
    2. Potd labels for specific images
      1. ru:Template:Potd/2017-03-1 (ru)
      2. ru:Template:Potd/2017-03-2 (ru)
    3. ...


Attention!: The code syntax to have an automatically updating link to the current day image label in English and in Russian differs due to their location sites and the number of digits for the CURRENTDAY code (Wikimedia Commons always uses 2 digits, i.e. -08).

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