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18126 Wikis 620 Wikis 3295 Skins
Installed on 1+ wikis Installed on 5+ wikis Default on 1+ wikis Default on 5+ wikis
2155 209 544 55

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
Vector6,92517,006384Vector is MediaWiki's current default skin. It was built by the UsabilityInitiative project to replace MonoBook.
MonoBook1,95916,027173MonoBook used to be MediaWiki's default skin before it was replaced by the new Vector skin.
Aurora4271,3100Shiny blue category-oriented skin for ShoutWiki
Hydra Dark269282192
Modern24914,762243Modern 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.
Monaco2291,5990An easily customizable skin with many premade themes
Fallback227510,568This is the skin introduced with MW 1.24 which is used in case no regular skin was installed for the wiki.
Foreground1613642A skin that puts your content in the Foreground, based on the Foundation CSS framework.
Hydra130217127
Chameleon1231810The 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.
BootstrapMediaWiki82990
Cologne Blue606,03336
Bootstrap582200This is a customizable responsive Bootstrap MediaWiki skin. With it, your MediaWiki skin can take advantage of some of the great features from Bootstrap.
Bootstrapskin50661
Metrolook46970Custom Metro-styled skin.
Moodledocs43430
BlueSpiceSkin37530
Nimbus311,3510
Strapping30931Strapping 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.
Tweeki27480Bootstrap based, fully configurable, especially suitable for wiki-as-a-website
Erudite261470
Refreshed21392A refreshed skin for use on Brickimedia
StrappingAds320200
Cavendish192250This 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.
LiquiFlow16170
Darwin16240
GuMaxDD151520
Hitchwiki14140
GuMax131521
Bentofluid13170
CavendishMW12710A MediaWiki skin based on Mozilla's Cavendish skin.
CologneBlue129,153235CologneBlue 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.
Metin2Theme12130
ScratchWikiSkin12120
VectorIcubeTeam12120
Cavendish-MW12150
Векторное12160
MediaWiki Bootstrap11190
WikiHowSkin10110
VectorWikanda990
Naturkunde9150
WPtouch92460
Splash9190
GMWFreeBlue8831
Fratman enhanced8580
Timeless8250
ArchLinux7110
Clean7330
BlueSky7280A modern, scalable and attractive skin for MediaWiki
Apex6270
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Most installed skins

SkinInstalled itUsing as defaultSkipping itDescription
Vector17,0066,925384Vector is MediaWiki's current default skin. It was built by the UsabilityInitiative project to replace MonoBook.
MonoBook16,0271,959173MonoBook used to be MediaWiki's default skin before it was replaced by the new Vector skin.
Modern14,762249243Modern 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.
CologneBlue9,15312235CologneBlue 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.
Nostalgia7,004163Nostalgia 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.
Standard6,992063Standard was a legacy skin, i.e., it was based on the class SkinLegacy. It was removed from MediaWiki Core in version 1.22
MySkin6,982158MySkin 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
Chick6,961262Chick 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
Simple6,961063Simple 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
Cologne Blue6,0336036
Minerva3,00820A skin for mobile interfaces
Monaco1,5992290An easily customizable skin with many premade themes
Dusk1,48321
Gamepress1,47120
DuskToDawn1,46201
DeskMessMirrored1,46100
Bouquet1,46110
Truglass1,36910
Nimbus1,351310
Aurora1,3104270Shiny blue category-oriented skin for ShoutWiki
Foreground3641612A skin that puts your content in the Foreground, based on the Foundation CSS framework.
Oasis35600
LyricsMinimal34700
Wowwiki34700
Uncyclopedia34700
WikiaMobile34100
OasisLight33100
Hydra Dark282269192
WPtouch24690
Cavendish225190This 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.
Bootstrap220580This is a customizable responsive Bootstrap MediaWiki skin. With it, your MediaWiki skin can take advantage of some of the great features from Bootstrap.
Hydra217130127
Chameleon1811230The 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.
BlueBird15800
Toro15600
AdBird15500
GuMax152131
GuMaxDD152150
Erudite147260
BootstrapMediaWiki99820
Metrolook97460Custom Metro-styled skin.
Strapping93301Strapping 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.
GMWFreeBlue8381
Pixeled8040
DarkVector7650
CavendishMW71120A MediaWiki skin based on Mozilla's Cavendish skin.
GMWFreeGreen6800
Roundedblue6700
Bootstrapskin66501
MistyLook6330
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