Release status: stable
|MediaWiki||no longer built in since 1.24+|
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It's been available as user option on Wikimedia wikis since its first version. It was also the default skin for the Toolserver wiki until it was shut down in 2015.
This skin is included in the MediaWiki download tarball. You only need to install it separately if you installed MediaWiki using a different method.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadSkin( 'Modern' );
- Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed. Done - Navigate to
In MediaWiki 1.23 and earlier, the Modern skin was maintained within the MediaWiki core repository. In MediaWiki 1.24, along with other default skins, it was separated from core to its own repository. It remained bundled with MediaWiki until version 1.30.
Starting from MediaWiki 1.31, the Modern skin has been removed from the bundle.
|This skin is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the skin is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this skin's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the skins installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|