MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: stable
Latest version 13.0 (2024-01-31)
MediaWiki 1.39+
PHP 7.4+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Example Appropedia, Wikimedia Skins Lab
Quarterly downloads 63 (Ranked 11th)
Public wikis using 7 (Ranked 112nd)
Public wikis using as default skin 2
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Poncho is a skin for MediaWiki that features:

  • Clean, responsive and modern layout
  • Fixed header and table of contents
  • Breadcrumbs integrated to the title
  • Dark mode
  • Read mode
  • Compact page actions
  • Categories styled like tags

It also has a few limitations:

  • Untested support for RTL languages
  • Untested accessibility support

The development of the Poncho skin is guided by Appropedia, similar to how the development of the Vector skin is guided by Wikipedia.

Installation edit

  • 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 file:
    wfLoadSkin( 'Poncho' );
  •   Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the skin is successfully installed.

Configuration edit

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