MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: unstable
Description Based on standard Vector dark-colored skin
Author(s) Malvineous, Martynov Maxim
Latest version 0.4 (2021-12-27)
MediaWiki 1.26+
License GNU General Public License 3.0
Download (for MW 1.34 and below use mw-1.34 branch)
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DarkVector is a skin for MediaWiki like default Vector skin, but dark-colored.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DarkVector in your skins/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadSkin( 'DarkVector' );
  • Yes Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.

Custom CSS and JS[edit]

You can edit these pages:

  • MediaWiki:Darkvector.css
  • MediaWiki:Darkvector.js

to add style specific styles and scripts.

Please pay attention to a fact that skin name in these pages names is "Darkvector", not "DarkVector"

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