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MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: unmaintained
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Description Vector based dark skin for MediaWiki
Author(s) Abhi M Balakrishnan and Arcane21
Latest version 0.3
MediaWiki 1.19-1.20
PHP 5.3
License GPL v3
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Google Code releases
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Vector based dark skin for MediaWiki

  • Customized version of Skin:Vector
  • Many background images are removed.
  • Personal navigation links are moved to a drop down menu towards the right top corner.
  • Borderless design
  • The actual development started due to a user request in the now defunct MWUsers forum

Installation instructions[edit]

  • Download the zip file
  • Extract it to MediaWiki skins directory
  • Add the following line towards the end of LocalSettings.php file:
  • Find $wgDefaultSkin in LocalSettings.php file and make DarkVector as the default skin:
    $wgDefaultSkin = "darkvector";

See also[edit]

  • Extension:Theme - which has a dark theme for Vector, and is currently maintained.