I have installed MediaWiKi on Ubuntu server. I am trying to customize the wiki's appearance, so I tried different skins (fratman, GuMax, and mozillawiki) None of them satisfied me. I want a skin that looks like this link. It has smooth tabs and sidebar but does not lose the wiki specific appearance.

Does anybody know if it's possible to customize the wiki to look like the one in the link?

  • Please don't migrate to Stackoverflow where I already posted and deleted as I didn't get any response!
    – user53864
    Sep 8, 2011 at 4:56

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The skin used for Wikipedia, Vector, is the default skin for MediaWiki version 1.17 and above. By editing the CSS files that make up the skin you can change it to look how you want, given enough CSS skills.

  • Isn't it possible editing the common.css file with mediawiki 1.15
    – user53864
    Sep 8, 2011 at 8:08
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    It is, but it's easier to start with something that looks almost like what you want. Sep 8, 2011 at 8:40

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