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MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: stable
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Description A mobile skin which "pivots" seamlessly to any size display
Author(s) Tom Hutchison
Latest version 2.3.0 (2020-12-11)
MediaWiki 1.35+
PHP 7.0+
License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
  • $wgPivotFeatures
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Check usage and version matrix;

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 Zurb's Foundation Framework (v5.5.3), a "mobile first" and advanced responsive front-end 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)


From tarball[edit]

wfLoadSkin( 'pivot' );
  • Configure as required
  • Yes Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.

With Git[edit]

If you have Git installed on your MW server.

  • In the MW installation directory ../skins execute git clone
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php: wfLoadSkin( 'pivot' );
  • Configure as required using the link above for more information.