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Release status: stable

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Description A mobile skin which "pivots" seamlessly to any size display
Author(s)Template:Skin#username Tom Hutchison (Hutchy68talk)
Latest versionTemplate:Skin#version

2.0.0 (2018-02-28)

MediaWikiTemplate:Skin#mediawiki 1.25+
PHPTemplate:Skin#php 5.3+
LicenseTemplate:Skin#license BSD-2-Clause
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The Pivot skin focuses on mobile first but will pivot to all viewports with elegance. Supports responsive layouts and has classes predefined for Semantic MediaWiki extension. Built on the Zurb Foundation 5 CSS framework.


  • Responsive and familiar. − View you wiki similar to MonoBook or Vector.
  • Useful Tabs. − Built-in and responsive own tabs.
  • Smart Typography. − Choose the design of the text that you need.
  • Grid Layout. − Place your information efficiently on desktop and mobile devices
  • Image Slider. − Let your images slide.
  • Awesome. − Full support of Font Awesome (v4.7.0)


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

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing skins using wfLoadSkin(), since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this skin in earlier versions, instead of wfLoadSkin( 'pivot' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/skins/pivot/pivot.php";

(To run an skin on an earlier release, you may need to download the version of it tagged for that release from Special:SkinDistributor.)