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Release status: unmaintained
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Eveskin is a skin for Evelopedia. It is was developed by community members from the game EVE Online in order to replicate the appearance of the old EVElopedia wiki discontinued by CCP Games. Eveskin is a fork of the MonoBook skin with redone CSS, and uses many of the same assets. For the visual appearance of the skin to match the EVElopedia site, users will have to match the same extensions found in the installation of, as the CSS is edited specifically for these extensions.

The project is currently on hold and the site is acting as an archive for the EVE Online content, as well as the other community sites for EVE Online. The author intends to return to the project at a later date to rebuild the skin to be separate from Monobook and fully functional on its own.

While the installation template says to use "Eveskin" as the archive name, to install you will need to rename the skin folder as "Monobook" and overwrite the existing Monobook skin. The CSS file can then be configured to work without extensions.


The skin in its current state can be downloaded from github. You need to install it separately.

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

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing skins using wfLoadSkin(), since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this skin in earlier versions, instead of wfLoadSkin( 'Eveskin' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/skins/Eveskin/Eveskin.php";

(To run a skin on an earlier release, you may need to download the version of it tagged for that release from Special:SkinDistributor.)