Preparing a New Theme With Access to the Sources
This approach gives user the possibility to reuse already defined code, work with
scss instead of
css and quickly
test your new theme before uploading it to the official deployment.
All available themes can be found inside
src/assets/themes directory. Follow the below steps to prepare a new custom theme:
Create a new
scss theme file inside
src/assets/themes directory called
custom.scss. This is only a temporary name that can be changed later.
As a base reuse code from one of the default themes, either
Register a new style in
src/assets/config/config.json similar to how it’s done for
dark themes. As the
name - refers to the theme file name stored inside
displayName - will be used by the theme picker available in the
Account view to display a new theme.
isDark - defines the icon to be used by the theme picker (sun/moon).
Make sure that theme is registered in the
angular.json file before running the application locally. It is done for
custom theme by default.
Run the application using
npm start, open the
Account view under
User settings, select your new theme and update
custom.scss according to your needs.
It is possible to override basically everything inside this theme file. In example if you want to change background color of a
mat-form-field do this:
TIP: As currently selected theme name is saved inside user settings, change it back to one of the default themes before uploading your theme to the official deployment.
Once your new theme is ready run
npm run build:themes. It should create a
dist-themes directory inside Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) Dashboard directory with compiled
css files of all themes
src/assets/themes directory. Now you can rename your
custom.css theme file to some other name, i.e.
- Now, simply update your
config.json file used by
Kubermatic Dashboard Deployment and register the new theme same as it was done earlier.
Make sure that
name entry corresponds to the name of your theme file (without the
- As the last step, mount your custom CSS theme file to the
dist/assets/themes directory. Make sure not to override whole directory as default themes are required by the application.
- After application restart, theme picker should show your new theme.