Customizing the style of an admin page

How to make style customizations to admin pages.


Readers are expected to have experience with Zotonic templates.


Creating a custom style for admin pages is best done using a module:

  • Create a directory for your skin, for instance apps_user/zotonic_mod_skin_admin.
  • Populate the module directory with src/mod_skin_admin.erl, src/ file, sub directories priv/lib/css/ and priv/templates/ (see also: Directory structure).
  • Put your custom CSS file (f.i. skin-admin.css) in priv/lib/css/.
  • Create a template file _html_head_admin.tpl with the contents {% lib "css/skin-admin.css" %}.
  • Enable the module in admin.