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MinervaNeue skin

The MinervaNeue skin is a responsive mobile-first skin for your mediawiki instance.

Installation

See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Skin:MinervaNeue

Development

Coding conventions

Please follow the coding conventions of MobileFrontend: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MobileFrontend/Coding_conventions

Config

The following configuration options will apply only to the default mobile skin - Minerva.

$wgMinervaAlwaysShowLanguageButton

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: true

Whether to show the language switcher button even if no languages are available for the page.

$wgMinervaEnableSiteNotice

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

Controls whether site notices should be shown. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgSiteNotice.

$wgMinervaCountErrors

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

Whether to count client side errors in statsv.

$wgMinervaErrorLogSamplingRate

  • Type: Integer
  • Default: 0

Whether to log client side errors to EventLogging. If 0, error logging is disabled. If 0.5, 50% of all client side errors will be logged to the EventLogging client. If 1, all errors will be logged to the EventLogging client, thus when enabling this care should be taken that your setup is bug free in order to not overwhelm the EventLogging server.

$wgMinervaShowCategoriesButton

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'base' => false,
      'beta' => true,
    ]
    Controls whether the category button should be displayed.

$wgMinervaApplyKnownTemplateHacks

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: false

When enabled and hacks.less exists, hacks.less workarounds are included in stylesheet. These should only be needed for Wikimedia based wikis or wikis using common templates such as Template:Infobox on those wikis.

$wgMinervaPageActions

  • Type: Array
  • Default: ['edit', 'talk', 'watch', 'switch-language']

Controls which page actions, if any, are displayed. Allowed: edit, watch, talk, and switch-language.

$wgMinervaPageIssuesNewTreatment

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'base' => false,
      'beta' => true,
    ]
    Controls whether page issues should be replaced with a "Page issues" link (false) or displayed inline (true).

$wgMinervaTalkAtTop

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'beta' => false,
      'base' => false,
      'amc' => true,
    ]
    Controls whether the talk option should be displayed at the top of the page. This will work for all pages except the main page.

$wgMinervaHistoryInPageActions

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'beta' => false,
      'base' => false,
      'amc' => true,
    ]
    Controls whether the history link appears in the page actions menu.

$wgMinervaOverflowInPageActions

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'beta' => false,
      'base' => false,
      'amc' => false,
    ]
    Controls whether the overflow link appears in the page actions menu.

$wgMinervaShowShareButton

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'beta' => false,
      'base' => false,
    ]
    Controls whether the share feature should be added to the page actions menu.

$wgMinervaEnableBackToTop

  • Type: Array
  • Default:
    [
      'base' => false,
      'beta' => true,
    ]
    Controls whether the a back to top button should appear in the bottom right of the screen when scrolling.

$wgMinervaCustomLogos

  • Type: Array
  • Default: []

Make the logos configurable.

Currently, copyright, copyright-fallback, copyright-width, and copyright-height elements are supported.

  • copyright is the URL of the logo displayed in the header and footer
  • copyright-fallback is the URL of the fallback logo displayed on non-supported browsers like IE8 or Opera Mini
  • copyright-width (optional) is the width in pixels of the copyright image you want to display
  • copyright-height (optional) is the height in pixels of the copyright image you want to display
  • If the actual copyright dimensions are 200x30, then you may want to set the width and height to 100 and 15 respectively (in order to support retina screens).
  • Note that if -width and -height are not used sysadmin should ensure the image used is appropriately sized (suggested dimensions < 120px width and 18px height).

Example:

[
  'copyright' => '/images/mysite_copyright_logo.png',
  'copyright-width' => 100,
  'copyright-height' => 15,
]

Example with fallback URL:

[
  'copyright' => '/images/mysite_copyright_logo.svg',
  'copyright-fallback' => '/images/mysite_copyright_logo.svg.png',
  'copyright-width' => 100,
  'copyright-height' => 15,
]

$wgMinervaAlwaysShowLanguageButton

  • Type: Boolean
  • Default: true

Whether to show the language switcher button even if no languages are available for the page.

$wgMinervaABSamplingRate

  • Type: Number
  • Default: 0

On a scale of 0 to 1, determines the chance a user has of entering an AB test. A test is divided into 3 buckets, "control" "A" and "B". Users that are selected for the test have an equal chance of entering bucket "A" or "B", the remaining users fall into the "control" bucket and are excluded from the test.

1 - would run test on 100% of users (50% in A and 50% in B, 0 in control). 0.5 - would run test on 50% of users (25% in A, 25% in B, 50% in control). 0.05 - would run test on 5% of users (2.5% in A, 2.5% in B, 95% in control). 0 would disable the test and place all users in "control".

Group assignment is universal no matter how many tests are running since both wgMinervaABSamplingRate and mw.user.sessionId() are globals.

Group membership can be debugged from the console via:

  const AB = mw.mobileFrontend.require('skins.minerva.scripts/AB')
  new AB({
    testName: 'WME.PageIssuesAB',
    samplingRate: mw.config.get( 'wgMinervaABSamplingRate', 0 ),
    sessionId: mw.user.sessionId()
  }).getBucket()

And since session ID is an input in calculating the group, reassignment occurs when clearing it: mw.storage.session.remove('mwuser-sessionId').

Components

Components may be shared between server and client. Keeping all code for a single component only in one directory makes it easier to understand the complete domain of a component, all of its implicit dependencies, and also what it is independent of. The structure does not hint at ResourceLoader module bundling of resources and code. That is the domain of skin.json.

New components are stored under components/. Potential older components are stored under includes/ and resources/, and those directory structures imperfectly represent ResourceLoader module divisions.

Mustache

Mustache templates at the root components/ directory, like components/PageActionsMenu.mustache or components/ToggleList.mustache, are designed to be rendered as root templates not partials. E.g.:

// 🆗

$templatesDir = __DIR__ . '/../../components';
$invalidateTemplateCache = false;
$templateParser = new TemplateParser( $templatesDir, $invalidateTemplateCache );

// Render components/ToggleList.mustache not components/ToggleList/ToggleList.mustache.
$html = $templateParser->processTemplate( 'ToggleList',  $data );

Attempting to render a partial as a template root will fail because of components/ root path assumptions:

// 🚫

$templatesDir = __DIR__ . '/../../components/ToggleList';
$invalidateTemplateCache = false;
$templateParser = new TemplateParser( $templatesDir, $invalidateTemplateCache );

// Error: components/ToggleList/ToggleList.mustache references
// components/ToggleList/ToggleList/ToggleListItem.mustache which does not exist.
$html = $templateParser->processTemplate( 'ToggleList',  $data );

Partials in components/ subdirectories, like components/PageActionsMenu/PageActionsMenu.mustache or components/ToggleList/ToggleList.mustache, are for in-template partial composition only as their paths assume the render root is components/. E.g.:

{{! Include components/ToggleList/ToggleList.mustache, not components/ToggleList.mustache. }}
{{> ToggleList/ToggleList}}