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For every wiki a separate LocalSettingsExtra.php file exists which enables you to change the default behavior of your wiki. This file can be found in /vol/wikis/YOURWIKI/ on Unix login servers and is accessible on Windows pc’s via \\wikiconf\wikisettings\YOURWIKI Changes in this file may take up to one minute before becoming active. It is advisable to read through this file to see what is possible. Beware that (syntax) errors in this file may cause it to be ignored completely.

To change your logo you have to complete the following steps

  • Convert your logo to 135x135 pixel size or smaller
  • Upload your logo image to your wiki (Upload file in Toolbox)

Obtain the location of the uploaded image by clicking on the link just below No higher resolution available. and just above File History. Typically the link will look like

  • use this link in your LocalSettingsExtra.php file like this
 $wgLogo = "/YOURWIKI/images/8/82/yourlogo.jpg";

Note that you should remove everything before /YOURWIKI in the obtained link.


Default Skin

To see the list of available skins, login to your wiki, go to My Preferences and select the Skin Tab. You can preview each of the available skins by clicking the corresponding preview link.

To set one of the available skins as default for new and anonymous (not logged in) users change the line containing the word $wgDefaultSkin in your LocalSettingsExtra.php file

 $wgDefaultSkin = 'fnwi';

replacing the value by the lowercase name of the skin.

User management