MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: beta
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Author(s) Sam Wilson and Caddie Brain
Latest version 0.5.0 (2021-12-26)
Compatibility policy Master maintains backwards compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.37
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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The WMAU skin is a reader-first blog-style skin. It is being developed for Wikimedia Australia.


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


  1. Logos: See $wgLogos.
  2. Site name and email: The name and email address that are displayed in the footer are set in these system messages:
    • mediawiki:wmau-site-full-title
    • mediawiki:wmau-site-email
  3. Menus: There are three menus in the skin: one in the header, and two in the footer. They are all defined in the MediaWiki:Wmau-config.json page, where each is an array of objects containing any of the following keys:
    • page – Wiki page name to link to.
    • url – URL to link to. (Is overridden by page if both keys are present.)
    • icon – Icon to display. Must be available in the resources/images/feathericons directory.
    • title – Tooltip text.
    • text – The link text to display.
    • class – CSS class name(s) to add to the menu item's ‎<li> element.
    For a working example of the menu configuration, see wmau:MediaWiki:Wmau-config.json.