Dan and Rebecca

MediaWiki Skins

by on Feb.27, 2010, under Uncategorized

I love MediaWiki. MediaWiki is the software that runs Wikipedia, as well as our personal wikis for work and personal use. Unfortunately, if you’ve seen Wikipedia, you know that the appearance is very dull, which is fine for consuming certain types of information, but not really suited for a personal site like this. That said, I’ve adapted a couple WordPress themes for MediaWiki use.

Disclosure: There are a couple instances of hard-coded text in the Pixeled theme that you’ll have to change for your own use/language. It’s the text relating to the search box found in the footer. All other text pulls from the MediaWiki config, but I just couldn’t find any MediaWiki provided messages that fit right. The CSS is also another place you might have issues. There are a few references to /mediawiki/skins/, which will cause issues for you if that’s not what your URI structure looks like.

Feel free to email me or comment on this post with any issues you run into, since I’m likely to run into them as well. Thanks.

Pixeled

This is based on the Pixel theme (version 1.9.2) developed by Sam for WordPress. It’s the dark 2-3 column styled skin that you see on this site if you’re using a non-mobile web browser. Example
Download for MediaWiki 1.17 and earlier
Download for MediaWiki 1.18 and later

WPtouch

This is based on the WPtouch theme (version 1.9.8.3) developed by Dale Mugford & Duane Storey for WordPress. It’s the skin that you see on this site if you’re using a mobile web browser. Example
Download for MediaWiki 1.17 and earlier
Download for MediaWiki 1.18 and later

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