Talk:MediaWiki UI

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Lahwaacz (talkcontribs)

There is still no customization support. For example how to change the "certain tone of blue associated with Facebook" as mentioned in MediaWiki UI#I don't like the design!? The Living style guide linked therein does not describe it, logically because the software does not allow it (see bug T100896). Considering that virtually every custom skin using custom colors has been broken, I'm wondering what was really the point of these changes. The antispam filter does not let me create a link to your bug tracker. Come on!

Volker E. (WMF) (talkcontribs)

From my understanding there are three different issues that are better fitted in Phabricator than here. Therefore closing this.

Summary by Volker E. (WMF)

DropdownWidgets are part of OOUI's basic widgets. For templates we're currently not offering dropdown menu functionality.

Daylen (talkcontribs)

Any plans to add the ability to add dropdown menus as part of the MediaWiki UI?

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Daylen (talkcontribs)

@Quiddity (WMF) Those templates look great! Are they available as templates on the English Wikipedia?

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, they're not templates, they're just specifications for the MediaWiki software, and are slowly being integrated into the various special: pages, and similar.

Could you explain what it is you are trying to create or change? Specific details will help (me/someone) to answer your underlying question (which might involve a different solution) but we can't do that without context. Again, examples/details/links help!

(I've tried to guess, and spent a few minutes searching around for what you might mean, but I can't think of any dropdowns used in articles or similar. E.g. the Extension:InputBox which is used in {archive box} and similar, uses checkboxes and not dropdowns. As far as I know, dropdown menus are not something we've ever used anywhere in content or templates.)

Daylen (talkcontribs)
Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi. That's not a template, it is a "Special page" and is part of the MediaWiki code (written in PHP).

As I wrote above, please describe what it is that you are wanting to create or accomplish - the specific use-case(s). That way we can figure out the possible solutions. (I.e. Are you wanting to create an extension? or change the UI/design of an existing Special page or gadget? or create some new type of workflow? etc).

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