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This is a list of premade messages (called "templates") for greeting new users. For a display of the various basic designs, see Wikipedia:Welcome template table.

General messages[edit]

Use these for a user who recently registered a username. All of the templates below can be customized with an additional message, a picture of a plate of cookies, a colored border, icons, or a different opening text.

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  • {{subst:W-graphical}} → graphical menu format, similar to Template:WelcomeMenu, to ease transition from the graphic-heavy web
  • {{subst:W-graphic}} → similar to previous one with more powerful colours and changes in text.
  • {{subst:W-screen}} → graphical; designed to fit the size of the user's screen
  • {{subst:Welcomeg}} → Standard template with a host of links — includes automatic signing by the welcomer
  • {{subst:Welcomeh}} → Same as {{Welcomeg}} but includes a section header
  • {{subst:W-all}} → This template is relatively short—only 14 or 15 lines— with automatic heading and signature. Very warm and does not overwhelm.
  • {{subst:Welcome to Wikipedia}} → Gives new users lots of information in a visually appealing format. You can also leave a personal message. Shorthand - {{subst:Wtw}}

Specialized messages[edit]

  • {{subst:Welcome-vandalism-fighter}} → for users who have helped fight vandalism in their first contribution(s).
  • {{subst:Welcome-belated}} → for users who have been editing for a while but never received a standardized welcome message. Includes picture of a welcoming plate of cookies. Preformatted with headline and signature.
  • {{subst:First article}} → to leave a message for new users whose first contribution has been deleted or may have been marked for any kind of deletion process. Preformatted with signature.
  • {{subst:Firstarticleshort}} → simplified version of First article, less overwhelming.
  • {{subst:welcometest}} ~~~~ → for new users who seemed to have used their first offering as a test edit.
  • {{subst:Welcomevandal}} → for users who have vandalized a page or had their first edits reverted as unconstructive.
  • {{subst:Welcome0}} → for new users who have created their user page, but have not yet contributed elsewhere.
  • {{subst:welcomenpov}} ~~~~ → for someone whose initial efforts do not adhere to the neutral point of view policy.
  • {{subst:Welcomespam}} ~~~~ → with additional discussion of anti-spamming policies, use when a new user's initial contributions seem to consist solely of spamming external links.
  • {{subst:Welcome-copyright}} ~~~~ → with additional discussion of copyright policies, use when a new user's initial contributions seem to consist solely of inserting a block of copyrighted text.
  • {{subst:Welcomeauto}} ~~~~ → for users who have created an autobiography.
  • {{subst:Welcome-COI}} ~~~~ → for users who have edited articles and whose usernames or whose edits suggest they may have a conflict of interest.
  • {{subst:Welcome unref blp}} → for users who have created an unreferenced BLP
  • {{subst:Welcomeunsourced}} ~~~~ → for users who have made edits adding unreferenced information to articles.
  • {{subst:Welcome non-latin}} ~~~~ → A new variant of the {{welcome template}}, that includes a section for users with a non-Latin alphabet username, and translation links.
  • {{subst:Welcomelaws}} ~~~~ → A welcome message with a focus on following Wikipedia rules as well as real-world laws

For unregistered users only[edit]

Students and teachers[edit]

  • {{subst:Welcome student}} ~~~~ → for editors who seem to be students editing Wikipedia as part of their assignment
  • {{subst:Welcome teacher}} ~~~~ → for editors who seem to be course instructors having their students edit Wikipedia as part of some assignment
  • {{subst:First school article}} → problematic new school article for editors who seem to be students. Adds your signature.

Topic-specific messages[edit]

Use one of these to greet new users interested in a particular topic:

Non-English welcome messages[edit]

Use these for a user who is creating or editing articles in poor English, and whose native language is known or can be guessed with reasonable confidence. (If the user has been writing articles in another language, one of the templates on Category:Non-English user warning templates should be used instead.)

  • {{subst:welcomeen-sq}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Albanian.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-zh}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Chinese.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-nl}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Dutch.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-fi}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Finnish.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-fr}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be French.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-de}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be German.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-he}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Hebrew.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-ja}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Japanese.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-ko}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Korean.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-mr}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Marathi.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-ml}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Malayalam.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-pt}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Portuguese.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-ru}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Russian.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-es}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Spanish.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-sv}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Swedish.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-uk}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Ukrainian.
  • {{subst:welcomeen-ur}} → welcome users whose first language appears to be Urdu.

User-hosted welcome templates[edit]

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  • {{subst:User:Audacity/Velcome}} is a similar message, but in copy-and-paste format allowing easy modification and personalization

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  • {{subst:User:Piotrus/w}} this suggests a WikiProject that the new user may want to join; the full syntax is {{subst:User:Piotrus/w|WikiProjectKeyWord}}, where the WikiProjectKeyWord is what follows the Wikipedia:Wikiproject, so for example Sociology of United States

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  • {{subst:User:RadRafe/Welcome}}
  • {{subst:User:Romtam/Welcome}}: Doesn't require any options, just paste this code into a new editor's talk page. This welcome template is special because it has basic guides of copy editing, vandal patrolling, etc.

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