MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: stable
Description A mobile skin which "pivots" seamlessly to any size display
Author(s) Tom Hutchison
MediaWiki 1.39+
PHP 7.3+
License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
  • $wgPivotFeatures
Quarterly downloads 90 (Ranked 8th)
Public wikis using 34 (Ranked 51st)
Public wikis using as default skin 24
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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 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)


  • 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 file:
    wfLoadSkin( 'Pivot' );
  • Configure as required
  • Yes Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.
See the README for detailed instructions.

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