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There are multiple ways to change the appearance, or theme, of an infobox, but the complexity of the task depends mainly on the type of infobox being used.

Portable infoboxes

Portable infoboxes can be both the easiest to theme and, conceivably, the hardest to theme. This is because they have a default theme based on the colors chosen in the theme designer. While these can be changed or improved using MediaWiki:Wikia.css, the only users allowed to change it are admins/bureaucrats.

Europa theme

Portable infoboxes also come with an optional "Europa" theme that can be enabled by admins using Special:Wikifeatures. When the feature is activated, it will change the default appearance of portable infoboxes, such as making the alignment of the heading or title centered and changing the background colours.[1][2]

Theme gallery

Classic infoboxes

The appearance of classic infoboxes can be changed by any user by relying on inline styling, although some more complex changes can only be achieved by admins.

Lua infoboxes

The InfoboxBuilder provides many ways of changing the look and feel of every row, column, and structure of the infobox. However, complex changes might require some knowledge of Lua.

See also

References

  1. Infobox 1.5 update
  2. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Rappy_4187/Technical_Update:_March_30,_2016

Start a Discussion Discussions about Themes

  • Europa infobox title customization

    4 messages
    • If you set them both to '''black''' (which is the same as #000000 or #000), they will both background and text...
    • All I needed was the class names, but thank you.
  • Making Theme on Wiki

    6 messages
    • Hey, if you can solve it surely :)
    • See: http://infoboxpreview.appspot.com/?snapshotId=-KDOB3labMrX5NRRX2F6 .

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