Change look or skin of MediaWiki

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Procedure.svg Change look or skin of MediaWiki
Organic Design procedure



Login, and change your skin preference under user:preferences

Advanced:Add your own skin


see also How to install extensions on MediaWiki



Download the skin files you want from the internet. You can search google using the terms "Skin" and "Mediawiki" good places to look include

  • Extract the files
  • Copy the extracted files to the /skins folder in your wiki

If you want to make a certain skin the default, then edit LocalSettings.php

## Default skin: you can change the default skin. Use the internal symbolic
## names, ie 'standard', 'nostalgia', 'cologneblue', 'monobook':
$wgDefaultSkin = 'YOURSKINHERE';