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h1. HowTo create a custom Redmine theme

Redmine offers basic support for themes. Themes can override stylesheets (application.css) and add some custom javascript.

h2. Creating a new theme

Create a directory in @public/themes@. The directory name will be used as the theme name.



Create your custom @application.css@ and save it in a subdirectory named @stylesheets@:


Here is an example of a custom stylesheet that only override a few settings:

<pre><code>/* load the default Redmine stylesheet */
@import url(../../../stylesheets/application.css);

/* add a logo in the header */
#header {
background: #507AAA url(../images/logo.png) no-repeat 2px;
padding-left: 86px;

/* move the project menu to the right */
#main-menu {
left: auto;
right: 0px;

This example assume you have an image located at @my_theme/images/logo.png@.

You can download this sample theme as a starting point for your own theme. Extract it in the @public/themes@ directory.

h2. Adding custom javascript

Simply put your javascript in @javascripts/theme.js@ and it will automatically be loaded on each page (Redmine >= 1.1.0 only).

h2. Setting a Favicon

Put your favicon in @favicon@ directory and it will automatically be loaded instead of default one on each page. The name of the favicon file can be anything.

h2. Applying the theme

Go to "Administration -> Settings" and select your newly created theme in the "Theme" drop-down list. Save your settings.
Redmine should now be displayed using your custom theme.

If you are using Redmine < 1.1.0, you may need to restart the application so that it shows up in the list of available themes.

h2. Directory structure of themes

A theme consists of the following files:

* @favicon/<favicon file>@ (optional): favicon for the theme
* @javascripts/theme.js@ (optional): custom JavaScript for the theme
* @stylesheets/application.css@ (required): CSS for the theme

+- themes/
+- <theme name>/
+- favicon/
| +- <favicon file> (e.g. favicon.ico, favicon.png)
+- javascripts/
| +- theme.js
+- stylesheets/
+- application.css