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How to add an image to a new menu item?

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24pm (talkcontribs)

I would like to add Recent Changes menu item with an image. Everything works except image. It does not appear. That's what I did:

1) Put recentchanges.svg into /skins/MinervaNeue/resources/skins.minerva.mainMenu.icons/

2) In skin.json in section "skins.minerva.mainMenu.icons"add line:

       "recentchanges": "resources/skins.minerva.mainMenu.icons/recentchanges.svg",

3) In SkinMinerva.php (includes/skins/) in function getDiscoveryTools() add lines:

// new menu item: Special:Recentchanges

$menu->insert( 'recentchanges' )

   ->addComponent(

       $this->msg( 'recentchanges' )->escaped(),

       SpecialPage::getTitleFor( 'recentchanges' )->

           getLocalUrl( array( 'returnto' => $returnToTitle ) ),

       MobileUI::iconClass( 'recentchanges', 'before' ),

       array( 'data-event-name' => 'recentchanges' )

   ); 

I've tried PNG image. It does not appear either.But if I use image from distribution (f.e. home.svg) it works just fine. Is it anywhere else I should mention the new image?

Jdlrobson (talkcontribs)

Rather than edit skin.json you'll probably want to add a CSS rule inside MediaWiki:Mobile or Minerva.css for that icon which applys a background image.

Editing skin.json will be little trickier as it will require adding the icon in question to resources/skins.minerva.mainMenu.icons/ and ensuring the svg is in a certain format.

24pm (talkcontribs)

I've got it work! The instruction I gave is correct. The problem was in object colors inside the image (my fault). SVG was created in Inkscape in native format with layers and a lot of meta information inside SVG code (as it put it in default). Works just fine.

It is no profit to use MediaWiki:Mobile.css or MediaWiki:Minerva.css since you still have to hack the skin code to add an extra menu item.

Thank you Jdlrobson for the answer anyway!

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Jdlrobson (talkcontribs)

Great!

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