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Release status: beta
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Description Simple grey fixed-width skin
MediaWiki 1.23+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Translate the GreyStuff skin if it is available at
Check usage and version matrix;
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).


  • 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 like other skins. It does like a sitesubtitle (MediaWiki:Sitesubtitle, essentially a tagline) to be set, which some wikis may already have especially if they're older.

Mobile version[edit]