Skin:Vector/sd

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This skin comes with MediaWiki 1.17 and above. Thus you do not have to download it again. However, you still need to follow the other instructions provided.
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Vector
Release status: stable
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Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.
Composer mediawiki/vector-skin
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Example https://en.wikipedia.org/
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Vagrant role vector
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Vector is a MediaWiki skin that has been MediaWiki's default skin since 2010, replacing MonoBook .

In recent years the skin has undergone a number of technical changes, e.g. the switch to Mustache to support the construction of Skin:Vector/2022 as part of the work done by the Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements initiative.

Installation

  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable vector -p

Manual installation

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

Setting the default skin to Vector

A default skin should be set for new users of a wiki by setting the variable $wgDefaultSkin in LocalSettings.php to the lowercase skin name specified in the skin file:

$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector';
// uncomment the following line to restore "classic" Vector appearance.
// $wgVectorDefaultSkinVersion = '1';

Configuration parameters

wgVectorUseIconWatch

Watch and unwatch as an icon rather than a link.

  • Supported values:
    • trueuse an icon watch/unwatch button
    • falseuse watch/unwatch text link
$wgVectorUseIconWatch = true;

wgVectorResponsive

MediaWiki versions:
1.26 – 1.35

Experimental setting to make Vector a responsive skin that adapts to mobile phones. false by default.

  • Supported values:
    • trueUse responsiveness to improve usability in narrow viewports
    • falseNo responsiveness

MediaWiki versions:
1.30 – 1.35

Logo used in print styles.

Keys are 'url', 'width', 'height' (in pixels). Note that this solution only works correctly if the image pointed to by 'url' is an SVG that does not specify width and height attributes, or its width and height match the corresponding variables below. Alternatively, a PNG or other type of image can be used, but its dimensions also need to match the corresponding variable below. That in turn may result in blurry images, though.

For MediaWiki 1.36 and higher, the print logo will simply be set from Manual:$wgLogos .

$wgVectorPrintLogo = [
	'url' => 'https://en.wikipedia.org/static/images/mobile/copyright/wikipedia-wordmark-en.svg',
	'width' => 174,
	'height' => 27
];

فيچرس

Basic features of the Vector skin
  • Reduced clutter, primarily by reducing the number of lines on screen
  • More prominent placement of the search portal
  • Visual separation of the content-action and namespace links, the former of which being divided into view tabs and action menu items
  • Automatic increase/decrease of margins throughout the user interface based on browser size
  • Use of a star icon for watch and unwatch actions
Added features of the Vector extension (some of these features have later been merged into the Vector skin or into the MediaWiki Core or have been removed)
  • Simplified search portal, including suggestions
  • Collapsible navigation portals
  • Alert when leaving an edit page without saving
  • Automatic hiding of tabs that do not fit on screen
Experimental Vector extension features
  • Simplified footer content
  • Search box expands on focus
  • Section edit links are moved to be directly next to heading instead of on the right, and use an icon
CollapsibleNav support via CollapsibleVector extension

Notes

Collapsible navigation

The collapsible navigation portals are now provided by the CollapsibleVector extension which will have to be installed additionally.

Smartphone and tablet design

Vector will work on many mobile devices, but it is not fully optimized for mobile devices. This latest version of Vector, Vector 2022, has better support for mobile devices.

History of the skin

Vector was created in 2009 as part of the work done by the Wikipedia Usability Initiative . It became MediaWiki's default skin in 2010 (MediaWiki 1.17 , git #2833b07a), succeeding MonoBook. In 2022, as part of the MediaWiki 1.38 release, it was updated as part of the work done by the Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements initiative.

Vector provides a number of usability improvements over its predecessor MonoBook. It was the first skin to separate the flat level content_actions into the categorized content_navigation.

At the beginning, the basic functionality was included in the core skin, while some of Vector's special features were handled by a separate extension, Extension:Vector . In MediaWiki 1.22, the extension was merged into the skin.

Dark mode customizations

Many solutions relying on MediaWiki:Common.css exist to support a dark version of the skin, including Skin:Vector/Wikipedia-userstyle-dark-minimum. An alternative skin to Vector exists that allows you to install as a separate skin at Skin:DarkVector.

Note all of these are supported by third parties, not the Wikimedia Foundation.

See also

New Vector skin in 1.38+

MediaWiki version:
1.38

In MediaWiki 1.38 a new variant of Vector, Vector 2022 , was created as part of the Desktop Improvements project.