MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: experimental
Screen Shot of Schulenburg skin for MediaWiki.png
Author(s) Tim Starling
License No license specified
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Schulenburg is a skin which adds minimal CSS and JS, however it can be customized with the wiki pages MediaWiki:Schulenburg.css and MediaWiki:Schulenburg.js by site admins. At time of writing it is not a practical skin without additional setup, but could be useful for those looking for a minimal boilerplate or with additional code contributions.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Schulenburg in your skins/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadSkin( 'Schulenburg' );
  • Yes 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( 'Schulenburg' );, you need to use:

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

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

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