[Mediawiki-l] How to change the sidebar width?

Arjen Verweij arjen.verweij at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 16:47:59 UTC 2006

There aren't any cookbooks available on how to modify the appearance? Maybe
you can flick through the various alternative skins people made, lots of
them have a custom sidebar.



2006/10/25, Mark London <mrl at psfc.mit.edu>:
> Mediawiki-l responders wrote:
> > Mark London wrote :
> > > How would I change the sidebar width? (I'm using monobook).
> > > Actually, I want to get rid of the whole sidebar, which I figured out
> > > how to do, but now I have the empty space where it used to be, and I
> > > want to have the content of the page fill up that space.
> >
> > change the margin and/or padding value of the #content in
> > skins/monobook/main.css file
> I had done that, but it wasn't working.  They I realized that I also
> have to change all the browser specific css files also, like IE60Fixes.css
> !
> > I'd love to see instructions on how to remove it.  I've seen it done
> > here and there, but I never did manage to do it myself.
> I basically edited Monobook.php and removed the code that was
> responsible for outputting everything on the left side (and the footer
> also).  Perhaps editing the CSS files, and changing the appropriate
> widths to 0, would also work?
> Btw, having just started working on wikis for the first time this past
> week, it appears that one has to learn php & html if one wants to do any
> significant customization to the skins.  This is esspecially true, because
> the comments in some of the skin files are very sparse.
> - Mark
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