MediaWiki skins manual - category
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Release status: stable
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Author(s) Sophivorus
Latest version 8.2 (2023-01-18)
MediaWiki 1.39+
PHP 7.4+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Example Appropedia, Wikimedia Skins Lab
Quarterly downloads 79 (Ranked 13th)
Public wikis using 18 (Ranked 94th)
Public wikis using as default skin 6
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Poncho is a skin for MediaWiki that features:

  • Clean, modern and responsive layout
  • Fixed header and sidebar
  • Breadcrumbs integrated to the title
  • Dark mode
  • Read mode
  • Compact page actions
  • Categories styled like tags
  • Prominent print button to encourage offline use (can be hidden via CSS)
  • Share button (can be hidden via CSS)
  • Read aloud button (can be hidden via CSS)
  • Google Translate button (can be hidden via CSS)

It also has a few limitations:

  • Untested support for RTL languages
  • Untested accessibility support


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


Poncho is designed to work out of the box and has no configuration options.