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Release status: stable
Greystuff skin screenshot.png
Description Simple grey fixed-width skin
Author(s) Isarra
MediaWiki 1.35+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example Example on Skins wiki
Translate the GreyStuff skin if it is available at
Check usage and version matrix;
Vagrant role greystuff
Issues : Open tasks · Report a bug

GreyStuff is a fixed-width grey skin intended to emphasise content over interface stuff, initially created in an attempt to write a skin in an hour. Obviously the attempt failed, but the skin was eventually written regardless.

It was originally called 'LookMumASkin'. The name has only slightly improved since then.

It mostly supports mobile with full tools (mileage may vary on how pleasant their interfaces become at mobile sizes).


  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable greystuff -p

Manual installation

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called GreyStuff in your skins/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadSkin( 'GreyStuff' );
  • 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( 'GreyStuff' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/skins/GreyStuff/GreyStuff.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.)


Nothing special to configure, uses the sidebar and $wgLogos icon, wordmark, and tagline like other skins. The logo image, however, can be explicitly disabled, as for legacy reasons it falls back to $wgLogo/older $wgLogos values when an icon isn't set:

Default: True
Whether or not to use the wiki's square logo image as part of the banner

Mobile version[edit]