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◊(define-meta title "Vector Theme not available for current version of MediaWiki")
◊(define-meta published "2010-06-16")
◊(define-meta topics "MediaWiki")

You may have noticed ◊link[",_Minnesota"]{Wikipedia} has ◊link[""]{a new interface} these days. If you run your own ◊link[""]{MediaWiki} website, the obvious question in your mind is, how can I get these improvements on my site too?

This information is surprisingly hard to find, but the short answer is: you can’t yet.

◊strong{◊emph{How can I use Wikipedia’s new skin (Vector) on my wiki?}}

Vector is not available in MediaWiki versions prior to 1.16, and will be made default skin in 1.17.

— buried in the ◊link[""]{MediaWiki FAQ}

As of the time of this writing (June 2010), 1.16 is still in beta, and 1.17 has no planned release date. Check the ◊link[""]{MediaWiki version lifecycle} for current information.