Wikipedia:Main Page design

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There have been periodic attempts to revamp the design of Wikipedia's main page. In 2003, 2004, and 2006, there were successful main page redesign proposals.

Since 2006, there have been no successful proposals to significantly redesign the main page. However, it is always possible to request feedback from other editors on proposed changes, usually through discussion or requests for comment at Talk:Main Page, Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) or Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab). You can test changes in your user sandbox or another subpage.

Enacted changes[edit]

Changes to content used in the main page, such as to the list of sister projects, are not listed. All archives linked display the current content; for archives of the content on particular days, see Wikipedia:Main Page history. TFA, OTD, ITN, DYK and POTD were added in 2004, and TFL was added in 2011. Some content may or may not be displayed depending on the day of the week.

This table does not list all of the changes that have been made and may be incomplete. Some changes, such as styling improvements, do not result in obvious or noticeable differences.

Year Discussion archive Design archive
2003 Talk:Main Page/Layout design Wikipedia:Main Page alternative (Classic 2004)
2004 Talk:Main Page/intro Wikipedia:Main Page alternative (Classic 2006)
2006 Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Usability/Main Page Wikipedia:WikiProject Usability/Main Page
2010 Removal of navigational links bar (revision)
2012 Clarification of TFA and TFL text (revision)
2018 Addition of matching styling for bottom sections (revision)
2022 Removal of portal links from Main Page Current design (revision)

Failed proposals[edit]

This list does not include all failed proposals, but many proposals by individual users are linked from these pages.

Year Discussion archive
2008 Wikipedia talk:2008 main page redesign proposal
2012 Wikipedia:2012 main page redesign proposal
2013 Wikipedia:2013 main page redesign proposal
2014 Wikipedia:2014 main page redesign proposal
2015 Wikipedia:2015 main page redesign proposal
2016 Wikipedia talk:Main Page (2016 redesign)‎

See also[edit]

Other discussions, notes, and attempts