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The skin covers notifications and messages icons

2001:8F8:1E23:1DCA:381A:B122:270A:4DD9 (talkcontribs)

The two icons are covered by this skin (icons of echo extension), notifications and messages, those two icons are just fine on vector skin, plus this skin doesn't fully support rtl language

2001:8F8:1E23:DE9:918:3F3C:9736:5CAB (talkcontribs)

there is another issue with hidden-catlinks, always showing,

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Not working with mw 34 version

Summary by Kghbln

Tracked at GitHub with issue 353.

2409:4043:251A:82A8:E513:C913:5AEB:10CA (talkcontribs)

I have just upgraded my wiki from .28 to .34 version. The old version was using foreground as the default skin. With new version, it's giving this issue:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function wfSuppressWarnings() in /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/skins/foreground/ Stack trace: #0 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/skins/SkinTemplate.php(217): foregroundTemplate->execute() #1 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/OutputPage.php(2574): SkinTemplate->outputPage() #2 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/exception/MWExceptionRenderer.php(134): OutputPage->output() #3 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/exception/MWExceptionRenderer.php(53): MWExceptionRenderer::reportHTML(Object(Error)) #4 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/exception/MWExceptionHandler.php(121): MWExceptionRenderer::output(Object(Error), 2) #5 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/exception/MWExceptionHandler.php(195): MWExceptionHandler::report(Object(Error)) #6 /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/includes/exception/MWExceptionHandler.php(167): MWExceptionHandler::handleException(Object(Error)) #7 [internal function]: MWExceptionHandler::handleUncaughtException(Object(Error)) #8 in /home/vikasnd/public_html/w/skins/foreground/ on line 60

When skin is not made default in localsettings.php, mediawiki loads without any skin and gives this message at top:

Whoops! The default skin for your wiki, defined in $wgDefaultSkin as vector, is not available.

Your installation seems to include the following skins. See Manual: Skin configuration for information how to enable them and choose the default.

  • monobook / MonoBook (disabled)
  • timeless / Timeless (disabled)
  • vector / Vector (disabled)
  • foreground / foreground (enabled)

Please help in fixing. I looked if newer version of extension is available to upgrade. But couldn't find it. Thanks

2409:4043:251A:82A8:E513:C913:5AEB:10CA (talkcontribs)

I upgraded to newer foreground files from github project. But still getting the error.

I commented to suppresswarning method in file. then it loaded the wiki page. However it was failing in restore function in same file which was shown on wiki page at end. I commented that also and it's looking to work now.

I am not sure if those two functions need to be commented or why it's failing in first place. Please guide so I can use this skin normally.


Kghbln (talkcontribs)

This is clearly a bug that needs to be fixed in the code base. I will document the incompatibility for now until this is fixed. Tracked at GitHub with issue 353 (talkcontribs)

Hi there! Great skin! I just have a question: all the text in the wiki is in bold, any idea why? Something in one of the css?

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Should not happen by default: See the demo wiki which does not show the behaviour. Did you add something locally to MediaWiki:Common.css that could cause the issue? (talkcontribs)

I have made some modifications but not that kind I think... See

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

It appears you have found the spot. I do not see any bold text except for the headings.

2001:16B8:48F2:FE00:A852:96D9:9AAF:790 (talkcontribs)

I upgraded a 1.26 wiki to the latest stable release. And I run into a few issues.

One seems to be fixed in current development branch (no icon for "edit"), but the main issue I run into is that there is no toolbar for the editor at all. What am I missing here? Thanks!

2001:16B8:48F2:FE00:A852:96D9:9AAF:790 (talkcontribs)

Mark as solved. Due do the major version pump, I hadn't taken precaution to enable the new editor. Had nothing to do with the skin. Looking forward to the new version with all the current fixes....

Summary by Kghbln

Reported as issue 338 (talkcontribs)
Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately Foreground is currently incompatible with MW 1.32 and later. See the docu as well as the two threads below this one.

Content not displaying on 1.32-alpha.

Summary by Kghbln

Reported as issue 338 (talkcontribs)

On my sandbox MediaWiki site, foreground skin stopped displaying content after an MW update to 1.32-alpha version.

Foreground no longer works in MW1.32...

Summary by Kghbln

Reported as issue 338.

2604:3D09:97F:F946:BC00:6718:945:76C9 (talkcontribs)

...due to MW's removal of the wfRunHooks() function.

Summary by Balerion300

After checking out Foreground's git a bit more, and the mailing list, I noticed that there seems to be some Add This-related code that was tweaked for the skin. We happened to be injecting our own AddThis code via a hook. Removing this seems to have fixed the issue.

Balerion300 (talkcontribs)
Balerion300 (talkcontribs)

Digging further into it, and comparing to another site that has Foreground available on 1.30, there just seems something weird on our site. The problem seems to be that the footer is being placed within the content div rather than after it. If anyone knows what would cause that behavior, let me know! (talkcontribs)

Hi, how can I change the font and size of the content? I tried to add something to MediaWiki:Common.css following these instructions Topic:Rlh02nwq7plg9i93 but it didn't work. Also, is it normal that I can't find MediaWiki:Foreground.css? Thank you!

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Johnywhy (talkcontribs)


i'm not seeing my logo on upper-left, that's visible with other skins.

How to fix?


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