We'll be doing a blog post and other (on-wiki) messages, but I wanted
people on this list to hear earlier that we're close to having a new look
for account creation and login in MediaWiki core. The first launch of this
will be on an opt-in basis for testing by editors on their home wiki, and
we're shooting for at least login to be ready by the next MediaWiki release
Right now, you can test a version of both on our Labs instance,
, by applying the URL parameter
&useNew=1 to either account creation or login. Please let me know if you
have any questions or encounter a bug. One key item to note is that
localization is likely complete yet.
For background: this redesign is a product of testing by the Editor
Engagement Experiments team of the account creation form over several
months. Our latest design is based on those A/B test results and
subsequent internationalization needs. We're also applying the same design
principles to the login page, in order to make them look and feel
consistent. There's more detail in our specification on mediawiki.org.