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Release status: experimental

Implementation MyWiki, Beta Feature
Description Registers Beta Features that change the appearance of the Vector skin
Author(s) Jon Robson (jdlrobsontalk)
MediaWiki 1.22+
PHP 5.3+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Hooks used


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The VectorBeta extension adds alterations to the Vector skin to the list of beta features ahead of the features being merged into the core Vector skin for all MediaWiki users.

Available Beta Features
  • Typography experiment – Changes typography and other styling of content (initial parts merged).
    • Set via $wgVectorBetaTypography = true;
  • Compact personal tools – Merges the personal tools into a single drop-down menu
    • Set via $wgVectorBetaPersonalBar = true;
    • Requires event logging capabilities via Extension:EventLogging or similar.
  • Fixed header – Replace the static header with a dynamic header fixed to the top of the window, not page.
    • Set via $wgVectorBetaWinter = true;
  • Probably others.

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called VectorBeta in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/VectorBeta/VectorBeta.php";
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.