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Allow On-wiki configuration for temporary site logo changes
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Description

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logo#Temporary_logo_variants says "Interface administrators should not override the logo with a temporary logo by editing MediaWiki:Common.css of their wiki, as this would make web browsers download both logos and would increase traffic (see T256295#6496718 for technical details). Instead, follow the instructions to request a logo change." The process involves setting up a Python tool + doing a mediawiki-config deployment. That's complicated for most editors and an unnecessary bottleneck. It's also too limited - typically one would want, at the very least, to add a link to some announcement to an anniversary logo.

The other available options are also not great - a gadget or CSS change requires some programming skills and advanced permissions, and uploading the logo file locally results in unpredictable timing and doesn't work with modern skins.

Annyversary logo configuration should be moved on-wiki so that any administrator can easily do it.

Event Timeline

Aklapper renamed this task from On-wiki configuration for anniversary logos to Allow On-wiki configuration for temporary site logo changes.Aug 20 2023, 3:56 PM
Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".