| Vector 2022
Release status: stable
|Compatibility policy||Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.|
|License||GNU General Public License 2.0 or later|
|Translate the Vector skin if it is available at translatewiki.net|
|Check usage and version matrix;|
|Issues:||Open tasks · Report a bug|
Vector 2022 is the second evolution of the MediaWiki Vector skin and is in development as part of the Desktop improvements project and in MediaWiki 1.38. It is the default skin for various Wikimedia projects.
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
wfLoadSkin( 'Vector' );
- Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.
Note about 1.38 release
The 1.38 release marked official 3rd party support for the skin however between 1.36 and 1.38 the skin has been available at 3rd parties own risk.
If a site has been using new Vector between 1.36 to 1.38, they will hit challenges when upgrading to the 1.38 release. This is unavoidable and one of the reasons why we've been discouraging the use of the new skin prior to 1.38.
If you have been using Vector 2022 as the default skin, they will need to update wgDefaultSkin in LocalSettings.php after upgrading:
$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector-2022';
If the site allowed users to opt into the new experience, these users will be served legacy Vector, and would need to revisit Special:Preferences to update their skin preference to Vector 2022.
For large wikis, where a change in skin may be disruptive to logged in users, you may want to consider writing a maintenance script to upgrade existing database preferences. See T299104 and Extension:WikimediaMaintenance for more details.