Drop-down menus on MediaWiki's sidebar

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A simple question that I cannot seem to find the answer for: there are dropdown "close-able" menus on mediawiki.org's sidebar. Is this inherent functionality, or is this an extension? I'd like to get the same functionality running on my wiki. Thanks!

GuJiaXian19:08, 13 January 2011

extension:UsabilityInitiative or Extension:Vector#CollapsibleLeftNav depending on your version of mediawiki.

Bawolff20:35, 13 January 2011

I'm running 1.16.1 with Vector as my skin. I think I should be using Extension:Vector#CollapsibleLeftNav; this that correct?

GuJiaXian20:49, 13 January 2011

No, you need the other one.

Bawolff03:21, 14 January 2011

Can this be used with 1.15.1?

98.204.107.11904:54, 17 January 2011

No. It requires the vector skin, which is in 1.16

Bawolff05:38, 17 January 2011

I'm trying to do the same thing...any luck on figuring this out?

98.189.165.21321:24, 17 January 2011

What problems do you run into. 1.16 is the minimum version that this extension will work with. People using 1.15 need to upgrade to a newer mediawiki version in order to get collapsible sidebars.

Bawolff21:51, 17 January 2011

I don't see how to get the categories to collapse...is there something special you're supposed to do when adding the links? I would think that anything with the ** in front of it would be collapsable to the first one above it that has a * in front of it.

Thanks

98.189.165.21317:29, 18 January 2011

No it has nothing to do with adding the links to mediawiki:Sidebar. You install the extension, the extension makes things collapsible. The only thing you have to do is install/enable extension in LocalSettings.php.

Bawolff00:07, 21 January 2011

Just in case someone else is still struggling with this (as i did), the bellow needs to be added under $wgVectorModules section in the LocalSettings.php file in order to activate the collapsible Menus:

'collapsiblenav' => array( 'global' => true, 'user' => false ),

Example LocalSettings.php section:

  1. Shown values are defaults

$wgVectorModules = array( 'collapsibletabs' => array( 'global' => true, 'user' => false ), // Doesn't have a user pref 'editwarning' => array( 'global' => false, 'user' => true ), 'simplesearch' => array( 'global' => true, 'user' => false ), // Doesn't have a user pref 'collapsiblenav' => array( 'global' => true, 'user' => false ),

180.94.118.1207:28, 8 April 2011

Thanks, that last tip is what I was looking for. Struggled for a while till I saw your post. thanks a lot

24.152.180.2300:15, 23 April 2011