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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:

Volunteer at the Task Center

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.

Parameters:

  • |cookie=y – adds an image of cookies
  • |art=Radar detector – Article to which the user contributed positively: {{subst:welcome|art=Radar detector}}
  • |heading=no – Suppress the automatic heading: {{subst:welcome|heading=no}}
  • |headtext=Greetings! – Change the contents of the heading: {{subst:welcome|headtext=Greetings!}}
  • |newuser=y – for alternate text for users with 0 contributions (such as accounts just made via ACC)
  • |CustomEnd= – Adds a custom ending to replace "Happy editing!"

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

For anonymous editors

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

With links to help forums

Use {{subst:welcome-t}} for a link to the Teahouse. (This template does not need to be signed, as it automatically adds signature).

Use {{subst:welcome-hd}} for a link to the Help desk.

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
Cookiecookie

Adds a picture of cookies

Example
y
Unknownoptional
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 endCustomEnd

Adds a custom ending to the message

Default
Happy editing!
Stringoptional