MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: stable
Description Simple grey fixed-width skin
Author(s) Isarra
MediaWiki 1.41+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Quarterly downloads 16 (Ranked 23rd)
Public wikis using 35 (Ranked 58th)
Public wikis using as default skin 1
Translate the GreyStuff skin if it is available at
Vagrant role greystuff
Issues : Open tasks · Report a bug

GreyStuff is a fixed-width grey skin intended to emphasise content over interface stuff, initially created in an attempt to write a skin in an hour. Obviously the attempt failed, but the skin was eventually written regardless.

It was originally called 'LookMumASkin'. The name has only slightly improved since then.

It mostly supports mobile with full tools (mileage may vary on how pleasant their interfaces become at mobile sizes).

Installation edit

  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable greystuff -p

Manual installation

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called GreyStuff in your skins/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadSkin( 'GreyStuff' );
  •   Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.

Configuration edit

Nothing special to configure, uses the sidebar and $wgLogos icon, wordmark, and tagline like other skins. The logo image, however, can be explicitly disabled, as for legacy reasons it falls back to $wgLogo/older $wgLogos values when an icon isn't set:

Default: True
Whether or not to use the wiki's square logo image as part of the banner

Mobile version edit