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As a user visiting a page such as at the top of the page I see a placeholder banner.

  • The placeholder banner is a file specified as a config variable

e.g. $wgPBImage = 'File:S-amer_africa_default_banner.jpg';
(would load

  • The title of the page appears in the top left of the placeholder image and is the heading of the page (h1)
  • There is only one h1 element within #content
  • Follows this design:
    Screen_Shot_2015-04-01_at_3.29.52_PM.png (149×1 px, 197 KB)


  • In future versions we may want to use different placeholder images for different articles based on categories/other meta information. We will descope this for the time being.
  • No table of contents
  • No customisation of the image at this point
  • No loading of the a page specific image from Wikidata at this point.

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@Jdlrobson, just a small query, before I start this off,should the default banner appear on all pages of the wiki without the need of any magic word, or the banner be activated only when the magic word {{PAGEBANNER}} is used on a page?

I think as a first patch keep it simple and apply it to all pages. This will allow you to focus on styling and skin integration issues. You can click 'create subtask' in the top right to capture things such as magic words.

Also I would recommend only doing this for desktop to begin with and doing the mobile integration separately.

Change 208096 had a related patch set uploaded (by Sumit):
PageBanner: Static banner placeholder created

Change 208096 merged by Jdlrobson:
PageBanner: Static banner placeholder created

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