This page is a translated version of the page Skin:Splash and the translation is 20% complete.
MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: stable
Description Splash skin for
Author(s) Isarra
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Example The Garden, Wikimedia Skins Lab
Quarterly downloads 39 (Ranked 18th)
Public wikis using 4 (Ranked 87th)
Public wikis using as default skin 2
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Issues : Open tasks · Report a bug

Splash is a fixed-width fantasy-style skin with splattery stuff all over the place, and some rather odd spikey fonts for the banners.


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

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing skins using wfLoadSkin(), since MediaWiki 1.25. If you need to install this skin in earlier versions, instead of wfLoadSkin( 'Splash' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/skins/Splash/Splash.php";

(To run a skin on an earlier release, you may need to download the version of it tagged for that release from Special:SkinDistributor.)


Nothing special needs to be configured, uses the sidebar like other skins.


  • 'site-banner' - Displayed banner for the site; defaults to the sitename
  • 'global-links-menu' - Menu that can be set using similar syntax to the sidebar, and appears in the top-left above the banner if set
  • 'content-footer' - Can be set to add a footer to the bottom of the content block, below the category links and whatnot