MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: stable
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Author(s) Sophivorus
Latest version 5.0 (February 2022)
MediaWiki 1.27+
PHP 5.5+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Example [1]
Translate the Poncho skin if it is available at
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Poncho is a skin for MediaWiki that features:

  • Clean, modern and responsive layout
  • Fixed header and sidebar
  • Breadcrumbs integrated to the title
  • Dark mode
  • Read mode
  • Link to the Talk page near the bottom of pages
  • Collapsible sidebar
  • Categories styled like tags
  • Google Translate appended automatically to the languages menu (can be hidden via CSS)
  • Print-friendly and a prominent Print button to encourage offline use (can be hidden via CSS)
  • Share button (can be hidden via CSS)

It also has a few limitations:

  • Untested support for RTL languages
  • Untested accessibility support


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


Poncho is designed to work out of the box and has no configuration options.