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vBulletin Style Skin for MediaWiki
Mod Version: 1.00, by Jaxel (Coder) Jaxel is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.3 Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 74
Released: 10 Oct 2008 Last Update: 10 Oct 2008 Downloads: 335
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vBulletin MediaWiki Skin

The purpose of this mod is to get your MediaWiki to look like your forums... A lot of people have been having trouble getting their Wikis to look streamlined with their forums, this is my first attempt.


1. Upload the contents of the "upload" folder to the "skins" directory of your Wiki installation...

2. Go into WIKIDIRECTORY/skins/vBulletin.php and replace all instances of <URLTOFORUMS> with the URL to your forums (ex:, make sure to leave the trailing slash off.

If you use the standard vBulletin skin, you are DONE. Your new skin can be selected or forced in your Wiki settings.

If you use a customized skin, please read the following steps...


3. Go into your vBulletin AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Style & Language Settings and make sure that "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files?" is set to yes and working. If it is, go into your FTP and download the CSS file from FORUMDIRECTORY/clientcript/vbulletin_css/, if you find multiple stylesheets in there, make sure to take the one with the same style sheet ID as the style you would like to enable for your Wiki. Rename this file to vbulletin.css and copy it over into the WIKIDIRECTORY/skins/vbulletin/ directory, overwriting the existing file.

4. Go into WIKIDIRECTORY/skins/vBulletin.php and find the section called <!-- HEADER -->. Make edits to this area to match the header to your skin. You can not use vB variables in this area, so make everything absolute. Be sure to remember to set the variables for the spacer_open variables towards the end.

5. Go into WIKIDIRECTORY/skins/vBulletin.php and find the section called <!-- FOOTER -->. Make edits to this area to match the footer to your skin. You can not use vB variables in this area, so make everything absolute.

6. If you know anything about skinning the Wiki, feel free to edit other areas. I have tried my best to limit the need to edit other areas.

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Old 09 Feb 2009, 07:16
ericdesmontagne ericdesmontagne is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Hello i have planned to replace deprecated vbwiki pro by this mod... but...
is it compatible with vb 3.8 ?
is it possible to have 2 mediawiki installed and linked to the vb forum as actually in my configuration ?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 19:20
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carrlos carrlos is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
I'm using vB 3.8.1 and MediaWiki 1.13.4. I can't change the default skin to vBulletin. But I get a perfect preview.


Fixed!!!! Your LocalSettings.php must have the skin in all lower case letters (vbulletin) and NOT vBulletin!

Last edited by carrlos; 13 Feb 2009 at 19:32.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 17:44
MTGDarkness MTGDarkness is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
I can't figure out how to change the favicon away from the vbulletin default.
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 16:37
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Deviant++ Deviant++ is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
I've done something similar with its still being developed but I manually skinned both of them to match

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Old 28 Apr 2009, 00:45
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mickknutson mickknutson is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Real name: Mick Knutson
I copied the the header and footer of my code from the styles page (img attached).

Then I added it to vbulletin.php but I get variables that are not parsed in my skin now. Can someone help?
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File Type: jpg BASE WiKi:Community Portal 0.jpg (76.5 KB, 29 views)
File Type: jpg BASE WiKi:Community Portal 1.jpg (61.9 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg BASE WiKi:Community Portal 2.jpg (43.6 KB, 31 views)
Thank You
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Old 01 May 2009, 22:10
Tmnoonan Tmnoonan is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Real name: Tom
I installed everything per the instructions, but I am still getting:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: makeglobalvariablesscript() in [Path to my site]/wiki/skins/vBulletin.php on line 117
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Old 01 May 2009, 22:56
Tmnoonan Tmnoonan is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Real name: Tom
Oh, looks like I have an old version of MediaWiki...
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Old 16 May 2009, 02:46
Mastergumble Mastergumble is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
I almost set everything but cant find how to make the header expand, i set the left and right logo's but dunno how to get that "liquid" expandable effect...

Anyone can help me on this?
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 20:08
JakeS JakeS is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Real name: Jake
Thanks a bunch! This will come in really handy for me :-)

Setting up a theme now with it :-)
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Old 02 Dec 2009, 07:57
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Spinball Spinball is offline
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Originally Posted by Dexter_kcd View Post
I am trying this out, and also had the problem of having two search and tool boxes, which I have edited out. The other problem I am noticing is that the buttons to collapse the boxes on the left sidebar are not working. Are these simply for show?
Having this same problem also.
Did anyone find a solution?
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Old 31 Jan 2010, 21:17
pjkcards pjkcards is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
This is a good mod.

How did you get the navbar to show up on the wiki as well? I see that this mod only makes the CSS the same, but doesn't bring the navbar over. Thanks!
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 06:59
grey_goose grey_goose is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Can't seem to get it to 'save' the skin change. ??? Preview is just fine.
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 02:16
hexmode hexmode is offline
Join Date: May 2007
I'm working on getting the MW tarball working in more places and would like to work with you to get this working on newer versions of MediaWiki. Please ping me.
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