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This skin comes with MediaWiki 1.1 and above. Thus you do not have to download it again. De andere instructies hier beneden moeten nog wel gevolgd worden.
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MonoBook is a skin. It was the previous default skin for Wikimedia Foundation websites since MediaWiki 1.3, as the replacement for the old Standard skin.

It became the most popular and most widely supported skin in the MediaWiki ecosystem until it was finally superseded by the Vector skin as the default on May 13, 2010 (MediaWiki 1.17, git #2833b07a), as a result of the efforts of the Wikipedia Usability Initiative to improve Wikipedia user experiences and potentially draw in more contributor participation. It served as a common backup for Vector and is still present on many wikis using older versions of MediaWiki software.


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 en plaats de bestanden in een map genaamd MonoBook in de skins/ map.
  • Voeg de volgende code onderaan aan LocalSettings.php toe:
wfLoadSkin( 'MonoBook' );
  • Yes Klaar - Navigeer naar Special:Version op de wiki om te controleren dat de vormgeving succesvol is geïnstalleerd.

Voor gebruikers van MediaWiki 1.24 of lager:

De instructies hierboven beschrijven de nieuwe manier van het installeren van vormgevingen, door middel van wfLoadSkin(), sinds MediaWiki 1.25. Indien deze vormgeving wordt geïnstalleerd op een eerdere versie, gebruik in plaats van wfLoadSkin( 'MonoBook' );:

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

Historical notes

See Layout design document and MediaWiki 1.3 comments and bug reports for related discussions during MonoBook's development.


In 2013, MonoBook became primarily supported by volunteer developers, not the Wikimedia Foundation. As of 2019, it is one of the four volunteer-supported skins used on Wikimedia projects: MonoBook, Timeless , Cologne Blue , and Modern .