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This skin comes with MediaWiki 1.16 and above. Thus you do not have to download it again. However, you still need to follow the other instructions provided.
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相容性方針 Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.
Composer mediawiki/vector-skin
許可協議 GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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Public wikis using 14,010 (Ranked 2nd)
Public wikis using as default skin 5,943
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Vector is a MediaWiki skin that has been MediaWiki's default skin since 2010, replacing MonoBook .

In recent years the skin has undergone a number of technical changes, e.g. the switch to Mustache to support the construction of Skin:Vector/2022 as part of the work done by the Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements initiative.


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

Manual installation

  • 下載文件,將佢放置於你skins/文件夾嘅Vector目錄中。
  • 將以下代碼添加到你LocalSettings.php 嘅底部:
    wfLoadSkin( 'Vector' );
  •   Done - 喺你嘅wiki上打開Special:Version,確認佈景主題已經安裝成功。


A default skin should be set for new users of a wiki by setting the variable $wgDefaultSkin in LocalSettings.php to the lowercase skin name specified in the skin file:

$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector'; // "Legacy" Vector (2010)
$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector-2022'; // New Vector (2022)



Watch and unwatch as an icon rather than a link.

  • Supported values:
    • trueuse an icon watch/unwatch button
    • falseuse watch/unwatch text link
$wgVectorUseIconWatch = true;


MediaWiki versions:
1.26 – 1.35

實驗性選項,可以令Vector適應手機嘅響應式外觀。 false by default.

  • Supported values:
    • true — 使用響應能力嚟改善狹窄視圖中嘅可用性
    • false — 無響應能力

MediaWiki versions:
1.30 – 1.35


Keys are 'url', 'width', 'height' (in pixels). Note that this solution only works correctly if the image pointed to by 'url' is an SVG that does not specify width and height attributes, or its width and height match the corresponding variables below. Alternatively, a PNG or other type of image can be used, but its dimensions also need to match the corresponding variable below. That in turn may result in blurry images, though.

For MediaWiki 1.36 and higher, the print logo will simply be set from Manual:$wgLogos .

$wgVectorPrintLogo = [
	'url' => '',
	'width' => 174,
	'height' => 27


Setting to false prevents Vector 2022 skin from loading MediaWiki:Vector.css and MediaWiki:Vector.js.


  • 減少混亂感(主要透過減少螢幕上嘅文字行數)
  • 搜索欄嘅位置更為顯眼
  • Visual separation of the content-action and namespace links, the former of which being divided into view tabs and action menu items
  • Automatic increase/decrease of margins throughout the user interface based on browser size
  • Use of a star icon for watch and unwatch actions
Added features of the Vector extension (some of these features have later been merged into the Vector skin or into the MediaWiki Core or have been removed)
  • Simplified search portal, including suggestions
  • Collapsible navigation portals
  • Alert when leaving an edit page without saving
  • Automatic hiding of tabs that do not fit on screen
Experimental Vector extension features
  • Simplified footer content
  • Search box expands on focus
  • Section edit links are moved to be directly next to heading instead of on the right, and use an icon
CollapsibleNav support via CollapsibleVector extension


Collapsible navigation

The collapsible navigation portals are now provided by the CollapsibleVector extension which will have to be installed additionally.

Smartphone and tablet design

Vector will work on many mobile devices, but it is not fully optimized for mobile devices. This latest version of Vector, Vector 2022, has better support for mobile devices.

History of the skin

Vector was created in 2009 as part of the work done by the Wikipedia Usability Initiative . It became MediaWiki's default skin in 2010 (MediaWiki 1.17 , git #2833b07a), succeeding Skin:MonoBook . In 2022, as part of the MediaWiki 1.38 release, it was updated as part of the work done by the Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements initiative.

Vector provides a number of usability improvements over its predecessor MonoBook. It was the first skin to separate the flat level content_actions into the categorized content_navigation.

At the beginning, the basic functionality was included in the core skin, while some of Vector's special features were handled by a separate extension, Extension:Vector . In MediaWiki 1.22, the extension was merged into the skin.

Dark mode customizations

A dark color scheme can be applied to Vector using CSS , for example with user styles, [1] which are enabled by default. Dark mode derivatives of the Vector skin, such as Skin:DarkVector , can be loaded into a wiki as a separate option.

Note all of these are supported by third parties, not the Wikimedia Foundation .

See also

New Vector skin in 1.38+

MediaWiki version:

In MediaWiki 1.38 a new variant of Vector, Vector 2022 , was created as part of the Desktop Improvements project.