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Bug 2557 - Sidebar items missing from classic, cologne blue, simple skins
Sidebar items missing from classic, cologne blue, simple skins
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 13 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-28 04:32 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2011-05-15 09:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Update for cologneblue and standard skins to support more boxes (2.13 KB, patch)
2009-01-18 23:29 UTC, Marcin Cieślak

Description Brion Vibber 2005-06-28 04:32:36 UTC
The Classic and Cologne Blue skins do not appear to have been updated to 
use the new sidebar system properly, and many items are missing on them.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-06-30 08:09:38 UTC
This was fixed.
Comment 2 bdk 2005-11-12 16:56:52 UTC
Reopened: see
Added "simple skin" to the summary because it's also affected slightly.
Using one of the 3 skins CologneBlue, Classic/Standard or Simple, only 
the first section of the main navigation/sidebar is displayed and/or many 
items are missing, especially if there are subdivisions in [[MediaWiki:Sidebar]]. 
The amount of missing links is due to the particular content of MediaWiki:Sidebar
and its specific sorting on each project. 
But newly created links are also missing sometimes if there are no subdivisions. 
I didn't manage it yet, to figure out the actual scheme behind the incomplete
display for more than a few projects/languages.

For example with Simple on only one link of the resources 
section is missing, on Commons the whole third section isn't displayed.

Also the existence of an incompletely translated MediaWiki namespace (in 
case of every new sidebar related message pair foo-url|foo) seems to affect this. 
In case of such a missing translation at least the default link (english) should 
be displayed, not only an empty space in the sidebar (observed with "Simple").

Presumably there are several more links in the GUI of all non-Monobook skins, 
that aren't displayed at the moment but ought to be, of course. 

So a general rework of the skins is badly needed (perhaps consider removing 
some silly skins for Wikimedia projects; we already got MySkin for gadget). 

This is a request for ongoing maintenance. Please make sure, that the full set of 
links is available in the GUI of each skin.
Comment 3 KarlDerKeifer 2005-11-15 21:39:21 UTC
Into skins the cologneblue and classic is sidebar not 
complete navigation on the left of that and it are 
missing on the left of to important sides.
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2007-04-16 13:34:24 UTC
Looks intentional. We explicitly only use the first toolbox
in the cologneblue skin.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2007-04-24 20:35:24 UTC
That doesn't sound particularly intentional; there didn't used to be support for
more than one afaik.
Comment 6 Marcin Cieślak 2009-01-18 23:29:02 UTC
Created attachment 5699 [details]
Update for cologneblue and standard skins to support more boxes

The attached patch fixes the issue while retaining basic skin characteristics:

* Standard skin has no section headers displayed
* Standard skin adds contributions and watchlist at the end of the "browse" sidebar
* CologneBlue skin has its own message "qbbrowse" that overrides the "browse" sidebar
* Nostalgia has still no boxes at all
Comment 7 Marcin Cieślak 2011-03-13 23:13:33 UTC
Fixed in r83863

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