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MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: beta
Implementation User interface, Skin
Description Force use of a particular skin based on the URL used to access the wiki
Author(s) Eric Myerstalk
Latest version 0.3
MediaWiki 1.10.4
License GPL
Download http://www.spy-hill.net/~myers/SkinByURL.php
Translate the SkinByURL extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
Check usage and version matrix.

This extension causes a page to be displayed with a particular skin based on the name of the file used to access the page. Just replace "index" in index.php with the name of the skin. For example, you could force a display in the "chick" skin (for hand-held devices) by changing the entry point from "index.php" to "chick.php"


Simply replace "index" in the URL filename with the name of the skin you wish to force. For example, to force use of the "chick" skin replace "index.php" with "chick.php"

Download instructions[edit]

The source code for this extension (a single file) may be obtained via anonymous CVS with the command

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@www.spy-hill.net:/usr/local/cvsroot/mediawiki co extensions/SkinByURL.php

"Version 0.3 of 14 July 2008" is also available from https://trac.ci.uchicago.edu/i2u2/export/2920/tags/1.2.4/library/extensions/SkinByURL.php


To install this extension, download the file SkinByURL.php as specified above and add the following to LocalSettings.php:

#add configuration parameters here
#setup user rights here

To make use of the extension you also need to add a soft link in the main directory to the file index.php based on the skin(s) you wish to use. For example, to allow use of the "chick" skin, you would give the command

ln -s index.php chick.php

and then replace "index.php" with "chick.php" in the URL.

See also[edit]

The extension Extension:SkinByUrl2 performs the same function, though it shares no code with this extension.