MediaWiki skins manual - category
Release status: beta
Description A skin based off FandomDesktop/Oasis
Author(s) Original Authority
MediaWiki 1.38+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
README on GitHub
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Westeros is a skin based on the Oasis/FandomDesktop skin with elements inspired by the Overclocked skin. The skin hopes to provide a familiar skin to those familiar with browsing/editing Fandom or those looking for something similar on their wikis.

Install edit

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

Configuration edit

Top banner image edit

A background image for the header at the top (that contains the navigation etc.) can be set for the by adding a rule to your MediaWiki:Westeros.css page (create it if it doesn't yet exist) like this:

/* Set a background image for the top banner */
.mod-header {
  background-image: url(images/mod-header.jpg);

Alternatively, to achieve something like the new FandomDesktop skin (in which there is no solid colour), you can set the background to transparent (you'll have to use !important to override the default grey colour).

Navigation Bar edit

Westeros supports a user-definable navigation bar in a similar fashion to the Cosmos skin and FandomDesktop. This is located at MediaWiki:Westeros-navigation. It supports nesting up to two levels, thus, the syntax is as follows:

***Second-Child level
****Third-Child level

Notes edit

Releases edit

1.0 (2022-09-27)
First Release of the Skin

External links edit