[Mediawiki-l] Sidebar Customization

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 08:13:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:19 AM, John Durant <johndur at comcast.net> wrote:

> Does anyone know of a technique or extension that would allow me to
> customize the Sidebar? Following the example shown on
> Manual:Interface/Sidebar does not return the results shown.
> The manual page further states:
> " The link target can be the name of an interface message (page in the
> MediaWiki namespace) or wiki page, or an external link. In either case, the
> link can be internal, interwiki, or external. In some cases (such as links
> with the "&" character), an interface message is necessary. The link target
> cannot be made dependent on the interface language set in the preferences."
> After trying every permutation of link and link text the Sidebar does not
> perform as stated. What am I missing here?
> Further down the page examples using Javascript and PHP. Are these my only
> recourse?
> Thanks,
> John

An example might be helpful,

The centered language links are accomplished by this MediaWiki:Common.css:

#p-Google_translations.portlet li,
#p-Google_translations.portal li {

  text-align: center;
#panel div#p-Google_translations div.body,
#mw-panel div#p-Google_translations div.body {
  margin-left: 0px;


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