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Build user interface for easily customizing a basic MediaWiki skin
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Appearance is most important for any site. Unfortunately, while MediaWiki is very advanced in functionality it lacks flexibility in terms of appearance. Vector skin is great, no doubt about it, but it seems there is no other alternative. Almost all wikis in the world look like Wikipedia. Of course one can apply their own CSS and customize the site's layout or even create their own skin in PHP but both solutions demand a lot of knowledge and effort and in the end nobody really does so exept maybe for some big commercial sites.

My proposal is the creation of a frontend that will help users with little or no experience at all to easily produce all the CSS needed to change their wiki's layout.

This is my proposal for GSoC 2014. Please leave your feedback here or the talk page of the proposal: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Protnet/Frontend_for_Vector_skin_CSS_customizations


Version: 1.23.0
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 3:07 AM
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Hmm. I see this bug request as more like asking for a variant of Wikia's "theme builder" (or whatever it's called) to make alterations on a specific skin, rather than a full custom skin builder.

(In reply to James Forrester from comment #1)

Hmm. I see this bug request as more like asking for a variant of Wikia's
"theme builder" (or whatever it's called) to make alterations on a specific
skin, rather than a full custom skin builder.

I agree, and in that case this is a dupe of bug 60317.

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 60317 ***