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JK Rowling's Website

This page contains clues to finding hidden things on JK Rowling's website as well as stuff that appeared at one time on her website, but has since been removed.

General Information

FAQ Polls

Located in the FAQ section, a poll asks which of the question readers would liked answered. Click on the paperclips, then on one of the letters that appear. A small piece of paper is sticking out the left side behind the FAQ paper; hover the mouse over it and click to get to the poll.


There are some items that have been hidden throughout the website that were put in as puzzles for readers to solve. Once revealed, the information is then placed into your Scrapbook (sticking down into the top of the website on the Main Desk). Note that the direct links only work after you've solved the puzzle.

  1. First typed manuscript of Philosopher's Stone - May 15, 2004
  2. "Midnight Duel" drawing - May 15, 2004
  3. Very early page of Philosopher's Stone - May 15, 2004
  4. Sorting Hat Doodlings - May 15, 2004
  5. Dragon Breeding Drawing - September 16, 2004
  6. Peeves Drawing - September 16, 2004
  7. Nearly Headless Nick Drawing - September 16, 2004
  8. Draco Manuscript - March 9, 2006
  9. Professor and Hippogriff Names - March 9, 2006
  10. Quirrell and McGonagall Manuscript - March 9, 2006
  11. Revision of the Plan of Order of the Phoenix - March 9, 2006
  12. Original Synopsis of 'Philosopher's Stone' - March 9, 2006
  13. Hand written early draft workings - October 31, 2007
  14. Hand written early draft transcript - October 31, 2007

Locked Door (Room of Requirement)

Accessed from the front page via the pink Eraser to the right of the Rumours magazine, the Locked Door that has the DO NOT DISTURB sign on it has been speculated about ever since the site first changed into its new format on May 15, 2004. Furthering the rabid speculation about what the Door was hiding was the fact that someone had been able to look into the unprotected directory that houses the Macromedia files, find a file, and expose what was in it. But sadly the only thing that was found was a load of meaningless filler text (Lorem Ipsum) commonly used in the printing industry as a place-holder. See Lipsum for more on Lorem Ipsum.

Hopes were initially dashed, but the door has since opened for real. And Jo has said that returning occasionally to the Do Not Disturb door will reveal hints about the upcoming books.

  1. Book 6 Title - June 28, 2004 through July 3, 2004
  2. Text Snippet - August 16, 2004 through August 25, 2004
  3. Three Chapter Titles - October 31, 2004 through November 14, 2004
  4. Christmas Message - December 20, 2004 through December 26, 2004
  5. W.O.M.B.A.T. Exam Grade 1 - March 31, 2006 through April 4, 2006
  6. W.O.M.B.A.T. Exam Grade 2 - September 29, 2006 through October 3, 2006
  7. Book 7 Title - December 21, 2006 through December 27, 2006
  8. W.O.M.B.A.T. Exam Grade 3 - June 13, 2007 through June 17, 2007
  9. Acknowledgements - July 20, 2007 through October 30, 2007
  10. Time Turner - October 31, 2007 through December 28, 2007
  11. Family Trees - December 29, 2007

Wizard of the Month

On October 31, 2007, all the previous Wizards of the Month were made available again.

Happy Birthday

At around midnight (London time), whenever a new birthday is announced it appears in the Wizard of the Month calendar (on the Macromedia site) and on the Birthday page on the text version of the site. This only lasts for 24 hours and then goes to the next birthday or back to the wizard of the month. Be aware that once the day is over, the Birthday page disappears completely. Neville's birthday was the first to appear on her site, which is why the birthdays "start" on July 30.

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