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Using PC Gaming Wiki skin on my own site (nonprofit)

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https://github.com/PCGamingWiki/overclocked

 

I'm currently creating my own website, I have no experience in web development (currently there's only one image up on my site). I'd love to use PCGW skin, but how?
 

Note that support for specific extensions used by PCGamingWiki are hard-coded into the skin. If you are not using these extensions, you may experience problems as a result.

 

 

I don't know what extensions are used.

 

This is what I'm trying to achieve:

 

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Without doing some work on it? No, absolutely not. The skin was created to work explicitly with MediaWiki (our only use for it), and even if we had desired to do it differently, it would have been near impossible to make it in some way "universal".

 

With that said, there is absolutely no reason why you can't just download the end result (i.e. the generated HTML and CSS) that you see when browsing the wiki (any browser allows you to do this), and place your content into that. I imagine it's the simplest solution for what you're trying to do, and the only one that doesn't require significant amounts of work.

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I don't know this seems like a terrible way to approach things. You are not going to learn anything if you don't struggle a bit on your own. And don't you have to share the source of your own website if you use this? I don't know how the license works exactly.

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Well, the skin is 100% coded around MediaWiki - if you're not using MediaWiki, you're not going to have an easy time getting there.

 

With that said, the readme describes which files contain what stylings. From the image you shared, you'd need the basic files (header, footer, etc.) and the style that's used exclusively for the home page.

 

As to the site code itself, you'd need to rip out the mediawiki functions in the skin file.

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It likely would make no sense to use MediaWiki, there are only my contact details on the site, but I would like to add some visual flair. 

Is there a way to "only" use the skin without doing stupid things like embedding a screenshot as background image (or is that actually a good idea?)?

 

I'm absolutely trying to cut corners, sorry.

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