Andy's MediaWiki Skin
First I want to give credit to Toykilla as this theme is based on his skin (which is a heavily modified version of the Monobook theme). Now, on to the changes/features:
- First, you'll notice that the content boxes along the left side can be re-arranged. This is done using AJAX and is stored on the local computer so the order stays the same for future visits. Also, each box can be collapsed or expanded by clicking on the (+) or (-). This is based on the Docking Boxes (dbx) script.
- Lastly, I have embedded a Google search box in the left navigation pane. This avoids having to add any extensions to your Wiki and makes for easy access to the search engine.
So feel free, download it and please let me know what you think of it in the comments. You can also check out the pictures below. If you end up installing it, please let me know so I can link to your site as a preview. Enjoy!
Unzip the contents of Andys_skin (both Andys.php and the Andy folder) to the "skins" directory in your Mediawiki installation. Then login, go to "my preferences ? skin ?and select Andys. If you'd like to make it the default skin for your site, edit LocalSettings.php and add the following line:
$wgDefaultSkin = 'andys';
Make sure 'andys' is in lowercase. If you would like to preview this skin, you can see it here:
There have been some reported issues when adding/removing pages to the favorites box that contain colons (ie, Special:Recentchanges). This issue is being addressed. If anyone would like to help, please contact me.
The issue reported by Stephani Muzyczek and Tommy has been resolved thanks to Shawn Stelter. The paths in Andys.php were relative and not absolute, which can cause problems on certain webservers. The files has been updated.
Sites currently using the skin:
If you use my skin on your site, let me know and I'll link to it!