MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: stable
Description Provides a flexible responsive skin using Bootstrap 4
Author(s) Stephan Gambke
Maintainer(s) Professional Wiki
Latest version 4.2.1 (2023-01-30)
Compatibility policy Master maintains backwards compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.35+
PHP 7.4+
Composer mediawiki/chameleon-skin
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
README on GitHub
Changelog on GitHub
Example See below
Public wikis using 243 (Ranked 28th)
Public wikis using as default skin 195
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Chameleon is a highly customizable responsive MediaWiki skin that uses Bootstrap 4.

Chameleon logo

It currently provides five different layouts to choose from. Each layout is defined in an XML file and as such easily adaptable to your needs.


The documentation is available on GitHub:

  1. Installation, Update, De-Installation
  2. Customization
  3. Release Notes
  4. Testing
  5. How to contribute
  6. Credits
  7. Contact

Commercial support is available via Professional Wiki, the maintainer of Chameleon.



Examples of Chameleon 4 or later
Examples of Chameleon 3 or later
Examples of Chameleon 1 or earlier

For many more examples see Chameleon's page on WikiApiary

See also[edit]

Other skins and extensions related to the Bootstrap framework: