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Common.css ~ Where is it?

Summary last edited by Peoplespedia 10:18, 14 August 2017 1 year ago

MediaWiki:Common.css is a page on your wiki, not a file. See also Manual:Interface/Stylesheets. You can access it and edit it like any other page on your wiki, except that the edits are restricted to users with a specific right (usually sysops).

Here is a link: You have to be logged in on your wiki and access the file from your web browser. Good luck!

Codi727 (talkcontribs)

I guess I am dumber than a rock...I can't find the file common.css so I can do changes to it even though I have basically searched for a day and a half. Can someone please tell me where the file is located. I am using the current version 1.16.2 – 2011-02-01 and the Vector skin.

please email me with the info

I appreciate any help you can give me.



Reach Out to the Truth (talkcontribs)

Edit the page MediaWiki:Common.css on your wiki. If you want to change only the CSS for the Vector skin, edit the page MediaWiki:Vector.css.

Codi727 (talkcontribs)

There again I have found no file by the name of Vector.css in addition to common.css. I'm very new at setting up a Wiki so maybe I'm missing something. You say "Edit the page MediaWiki:Common.css on your wiki" NOW I'M ASSUMING I DO THAT WITH A PHP EDITOR NOT THROUGH THE "URL"

Reach Out to the Truth (talkcontribs)

No, I specifically chose the words "on your wiki" to tell you that you should be editing pages on your wiki. Do not edit any external files. Type MediaWiki:Common.css in your wiki's search box. It will bring you to that page. Click the edit button and add whatever you need to. (talkcontribs)

Thanks for you clearer really helped me greatly. Your assistance will always be appreciated by me.

Codi727 (talkcontribs)

Thanks so much for this!

Атомный трамвай (talkcontribs)

It's good that you notice "in search box". Because when I tried to type this in address bar, it show me error — there is no such file. This address contain "/w/", but would "/wiki/". (talkcontribs)

I do not know where is Common.css.

Reach Out to the Truth (talkcontribs)


It's a page on your wiki, not a file. (talkcontribs)

Be also sure to be logged with sysop permission otherwise the page is locked for changes.

Woiow (talkcontribs)

I made a change to my Common.css at and I no longer can see my pages (I'm sure it was a dimension change that shows 'none'). I don't know how to change it back since I can't see the pages (see pic below).

Running current everything:

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

You linked your site, but not your wiki. Could you start a new thread with a link directly to your wiki so that I can see your Common.css?