MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: stable
20151215 1.2.0 Screenshot MediaWiki Foreground skin.png
Description Focuses on putting your content in the foreground
  • Garrick van Buren,
  • Jamie Thingelstad,
  • Tom Hutchison
Latest version 2.4.0 (2021-02-11)
MediaWiki 1.35.x and 1.36.x
PHP 7.2+
License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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The Foreground skin focuses on putting your content in the foreground. It supports responsive layouts and has classes predefined for Semantic MediaWiki. Built on Zurb's Foundation Framework (v5.5.3), a "mobile first" and advanced responsive front-end framework.


  • MediaWiki on top and at the bottom, nothing but content in the middle.
  • Useful Tabs. Built-in and responsive own tabs.
  • Smart Typography. Choose the design of the text that you need.
  • Grid Layout. Place your information efficiently on desktop and mobile devices
  • Full support of Font Awesome (v4.5)


  • Page actions for non-logged-in visitors.
  • Show help and recent changes under tools.
  • Alternate WikiName sets the top navbar name allowing you to abbreviate your wiki's name. Useful if your $wgSitename is long but you need to keep it for other purposes.
  • Display an icon in the top navbar.
  • Able to produce a meta tag with "X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" to force IE to use the latest browser engine. For instances when someone has their browser set in compatibility mode.
  • Output the footer icons or suppress them showing only text.
  • AddThis PubID to enable follow icons in the footer.

See the README file for information on how to install and configure this skin.

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