Release status: stable
|Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.
|GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
|Nostalgia Wiki, Wikimedia Skins Lab
|16 (Ranked 27th)
|Public wikis using
|5,434 (Ranked 5th)
|Public wikis using as default skin
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Nostalgia is a skin that resembles the interface of UseModWiki, the engine that powered Wikipedia in its first year (2001).
It is currently used on the nostalgia wiki, showing the look and content of Wikipedia in late 2001. It was part of core MediaWiki until MediaWiki 1.21, was removed in MediaWiki 1.22 (Gerrit #Ia6d73c) and is now available as a separate skin for posterity.
If you intend to use it with MediaWiki 1.22 or 1.23, use (respectively) the REL1_22 or REL1_23 branch, as git master is only compatible with master MediaWiki.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
wfLoadSkin( 'Nostalgia' );
- Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.
To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:
The instructions above describe the new way of installing skins using
wfLoadSkin(), since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this skin in earlier versions, instead of
wfLoadSkin( 'Nostalgia' );, you need to use:
(To run a skin on an earlier release, you may need to download the version of it tagged for that release from Special:SkinDistributor.)
|This skin is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the skin is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this skin's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the skins installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.
|This skin is included in the following wiki farms/hosts and/or packages: