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Release status: stable

MediaWiki 1.22+
License GPLv2+

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Nostalgia is a skin that looks like Wikipedia did in its first year (2001).

It was part of core MediaWiki until MediaWiki 1.21, was removed in MediaWiki 1.22 (Gerrit #Ia6d73c) and is now available as a separate skin for posterity.

If you intend to use it with MediaWiki 1.22 or 1.23, use (respectively) the REL1_22 or REL1_23 branch, as git master is only compatible with master MediaWiki.

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and extract the skin in a directory called "Nostalgia" in your skins/ folder.
  • Add the following code to your LocalSettings.php (at the bottom)
require_once "$IP/skins/Nostalgia/Nostalgia.php";
  • YesY Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.