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17988 Wikis 613 Wikis 3261 Skins
Installed on 1+ wikis Installed on 5+ wikis Default on 1+ wikis Default on 5+ wikis
2265 196 544 51

Most used skins

Note: Only versions of MediaWiki (≥ 1.22) supply data on default and skipped skins. Thus the numbers of wikis using each as default or skipped will be underestimated for skins used on older versions of MediaWiki.

SkinUsing as defaultInstalled itSkipping itDescription
Vector6,28016,622381Vector is MediaWiki's current default skin. It was built by the UsabilityInitiative project to replace MonoBook.
MonoBook1,84315,884173MonoBook used to be MediaWiki's default skin before it was replaced by the new Vector skin.
Aurora4271,3110Shiny blue category-oriented skin for ShoutWiki
Hydra Dark247262202
Modern24514,718263Modern is one of the skins which is bundled with MediaWiki by default. It is derived from the MonoBook skin. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.24 but recreated as an separate extension at the same time.
Monaco2301,6020An easily customizable skin with many premade themes
Fallback20358,873This is the skin introduced with MW 1.24 which is used in case no regular skin was installed for the wiki.
Foreground1413152A skin that puts your content in the Foreground, based on the Foundation CSS framework.
Hydra139223111
Chameleon941420The Chameleon skin uses Twitter Bootstrap 3. It currently features a horizontal navigation menu with dropdowns at the top and a horizontal menu with dropups for the language links at the bottom.
Bootstrap542200This is a customizable responsive Bootstrap MediaWiki skin. With it, your MediaWiki skin can take advantage of some of the great features from Bootstrap.
Cologne Blue545,18631
Moodledocs43430
Metrolook38810Custom Metro-styled skin.
Bootstrapskin38551
Nimbus321,3470
BlueSpiceSkin29460
Erudite281490
Strapping28981Strapping is an elegant, responsive, and friendly starter skin for MediaWiki. Its purpose is to provide a good base to build upon, and was primarily created to provide a great default for wiki-as-a-website — but it works well for standard wikis too.
StrappingAds320200
Tweeki19320Bootstrap based, fully configurable, especially suitable for wiki-as-a-website
Cavendish172320This skin is a rework of the skin formerly used at wiki.mozilla.org. It has been modified to work better with new versions of MediaWiki.
Refreshed16282A refreshed skin for use on Brickimedia
Hitchwiki14140
BootstrapMediaWiki14310
GuMaxDD131620
GuMax131591
Bentofluid13170
Metin2Theme12130
VectorIcubeTeam12120
Векторное12160
MediaWiki Bootstrap11160
CavendishMW11780A MediaWiki skin based on Mozilla's Cavendish skin.
WikiHowSkin10110
CologneBlue109,773263CologneBlue is one of the skins which is bundled with MediaWiki by default. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.24 but recreated as an separate extension at the same time.
VectorWikanda990
Naturkunde9150
Cavendish-MW8120
GMWFreeBlue8901
BlueSky7280A modern, scalable and attractive skin for MediaWiki
WPtouch72270
Neverland7140
ArchLinux6100
TKSkin660
Fratman enhanced6610
DuoBook2550
Pixeled5840
Splash5160
Clean5320
Apex5290
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Most installed skins

SkinInstalled itUsing as defaultSkipping itDescription
Vector16,6226,280381Vector is MediaWiki's current default skin. It was built by the UsabilityInitiative project to replace MonoBook.
MonoBook15,8841,843173MonoBook used to be MediaWiki's default skin before it was replaced by the new Vector skin.
Modern14,718245263Modern is one of the skins which is bundled with MediaWiki by default. It is derived from the MonoBook skin. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.24 but recreated as an separate extension at the same time.
CologneBlue9,77310263CologneBlue is one of the skins which is bundled with MediaWiki by default. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.24 but recreated as an separate extension at the same time.
Nostalgia7,482162Nostalgia was one of the skins which is bundled with MediaWiki by default. It was a skin which looked like Wikipedia did in its first year (2001). It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.22 but recreated as an separate extension at the same time.
Standard7,481060Standard was a legacy skin, i.e., it was based on the class SkinLegacy. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.22
MySkin7,471157MySkin was of the skins which is bundled with MediaWiki by default. It was a lightweight Monobook skin without CSS. The idea was that the user customises it using user or site CSS. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.22
Simple7,452061Simple was one of the skins which was bundled with MediaWiki by default. It was a lightweight skin with a simple white-background sidebar and no top bar and derived from the MonoBook skin. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.22
Chick7,443259Chick was one of the skins which was bundled with MediaWiki by default. It was a lightweight Monobook skin with no sidebar, the sidebar links are given at the bottom of the page instead, as in the unstyled MySkin. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.22
Cologne Blue5,1865431
Minerva2,68700A skin for mobile interfaces
Monaco1,6022300An easily customizable skin with many premade themes
Dusk1,48811
Gamepress1,47440
DeskMessMirrored1,46400
DuskToDawn1,46301
Bouquet1,46100
Truglass1,37210
Nimbus1,347320
Aurora1,3114270Shiny blue category-oriented skin for ShoutWiki
Foreground3151412A skin that puts your content in the Foreground, based on the Foundation CSS framework.
Oasis30400
Wowwiki29700
LyricsMinimal29300
Uncyclopedia29300
WikiaMobile28900
Hydra Dark262247202
Cavendish232170This skin is a rework of the skin formerly used at wiki.mozilla.org. It has been modified to work better with new versions of MediaWiki.
WPtouch22770
Hydra223139111
Bootstrap220540This is a customizable responsive Bootstrap MediaWiki skin. With it, your MediaWiki skin can take advantage of some of the great features from Bootstrap.
GuMaxDD162130
GuMax159131
BlueBird15800
Toro15600
AdBird15500
Erudite149280
Chameleon142940The Chameleon skin uses Twitter Bootstrap 3. It currently features a horizontal navigation menu with dropdowns at the top and a horizontal menu with dropups for the language links at the bottom.
Strapping98281Strapping is an elegant, responsive, and friendly starter skin for MediaWiki. Its purpose is to provide a good base to build upon, and was primarily created to provide a great default for wiki-as-a-website — but it works well for standard wikis too.
GMWFreeBlue9081
Pixeled8450
Metrolook81380Custom Metro-styled skin.
CavendishMW78110A MediaWiki skin based on Mozilla's Cavendish skin.
GMWFreeGreen7500
MistyLook6930
GMWFreeRed6900
Roundedblue6700
Fratman enhanced6160
Bootstrapskin55381
BlueSpiceSkin46290
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