MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: experimental
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Pandora is a skin defined on-wiki using the wiki pages MediaWiki:Pandora.css and MediaWiki:Pandora.mustache. It is designed for MySpace generation people who know what they are doing. Given the skin itself is defined as a wiki page, users of the skin should make sure their wiki is secure or used by trusted users before installing the skin and at their own risk. As the creator of this skin (Jdlrobson) let it be known that I believe running this for anything other than personal use is likely a terrible idea.


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

Once installed the Pandora skin and visited, the Pandora skin will prompt you with instructions on how to install. Since the skin is defined completely on wiki, you must setup the CSS page and template page for the skin.

Note additional care is required when modifying the MediaWiki:Pandora.mustache wiki page as mistakes here can make parts of the interface disappear. When errors are encountered another skin can be used to fix them e.g. ?useskin=fallback

Editing interface for Pandora's template file