Dark Theme for MediaWiki in Docker


I recently started to use MediaWiki as a way to store personal information, notes, links etc… It is comfortable to have all that info with me, properly structured, immediately editable online regardless of the operating system and versioned. Adding an instance of MediaWiki to an existent setup is straightforward, and I like to do it with docker. The official docker image of MediaWiki is already multiarch, so I could add it to my Raspberry Pi quickly. Default MediaWiki includes a light theme, but does not seem to include a dark theme. This is where this project by Martynov Maxim comes to help: https://github.com/dolfinus/DarkVector. You’ll have to add it to your MediaWiki container and select it for your users.

Keeping MediaWiki up to date (and only usable through HTTPS) is important for security reasons (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Security) so I created my own MediaWiki multiarch image including that theme by default. You can freely use it: https://hub.docker.com/repository/docker/carlonluca/darkmediawiki. I use it successfully on my aarch64 installation. This is the result:

Refreshing the image is almost effertless thanks to the CI/CD capabilities of GitLab.

For more info refer to the GitHub project: https://github.com/carlonluca/darkmediawiki-docker.

Have fun 😉

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