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MediaWiki skins manualManual:Skins - category
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Release status: unstable

Description The Material Design language created by Google, captured in MediaWiki software
Latest versionTemplate:Skin#version

1.3.1 (22 November 2016)

MediaWikiTemplate:Skin#mediawiki 1.26.x+
LicenseTemplate:Skin#license GPLv3
ExampleTemplate:Skin#example View example

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Material is a skin currently in development, based on the Material Design language created by Google.


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

You can also git clone the project:

git clone


Current features[edit]

In development features[edit]

These are mostly nice-to-have features, which might or might not end up getting implemented.

  • Sidebar:
    • Collapsible modules inside sidebar.
    • Each label has a corresponding icon so the meaning of the action can be interpreted easier.
    • Retractable sidebar, which can be toggled with a menu icon. The state will be saved when a user goes to a new page and can be set by the user.
  • Skin that scales appropriately to device resolutions
  • Extension support for:
  • Page title that is affixed to the header upon scrolling down
  • Easy color theming via modifiable CSS classes: (not currently implemented yet)
    • .mw-material-color-primary
    • .mw-material-color-secondary

See also[edit]