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

Mark London mrl at psfc.mit.edu
Wed Oct 25 17:36:02 UTC 2006


Yes, thanks for the info!  The cache problem is something I discovered 
pretty quickly! :)  It's a good things to warn people about.

I actually modified the mediawiki file that controls the cache headers, 
and turned off all caching.

headley at lonestranger.net wrote:
> You also have to remember that if your changes aren't showing, the page
> might be loading from the client-side cache instead of grabbing the new
> files.  In IE you can reload the page with CTRL-F5 to force refresh.
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>> 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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