[Mediawiki-l] Using themes / templates

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 21:55:37 UTC 2011

Eric K wrote:
> Sorry if this is a newbie question. I've not done my research.
> If I want to drastically change the appearance and have new types of navigation on the site and what not, I think I can do that but I need to update that template or theme every time there's an update to the Mediawiki software - this is what I had learned a while ago but it may not be true any longer.
> Or is there an easier way to plugin a theme and have it work even after updates? Is this the right thing to check out?
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Theme
> Erik

If they are just CSS changes, you could place them in the MediaWiki 
namespace instead of creating a new skin (or add a dumb skin for them).

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