cogLightweight, easily customizable skin
TypeSkin (filesystem)
CategorySkin
Developed by

XWiki Development Team

Rating
1 Votes
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Compatibility

XWiki 2.0 - 6.4.x

Description

Colibri Skin was supported until XWiki 7.0. Since version 6.2 it was replaced by Flamingo Skin as default skin. It's been moved to contrib since 8.0. 

XWiki 2.0 introduces a new, lightweight, easily customizable skin. The main goal of the Colibri skin is to provide the proper support for fast and easy modifications of the look and feel of the wiki. The Colibri skin colors and decorative images are defined in ColorTheme objects inside Wiki documents, that can be changed directly in the web interface.

Overview

Overview of Colibri skin between versions 2.0 and 3.4:
Colibri.png

Starting with XE 3.4 Colibri skin suffered a few changes to the way ColorTheme variables are mixed inside the declarations and also added some CSS3 rules enabling gradients, text-shadows and border-radius-es.

NewDefaultColorTheme.png

Selecting a Theme

The Colibri skin supports several possible color themes. The default color theme is blue. Several predefined themes are bundled with XE. 

Overview of the bundled themes for versions 2.0 - 3.4:
colibri2.png

After XE 3.4 the old colorthemes were replaced by new ones:
colorthemes34.png

In order to select a theme:

  • Hover over Wiki button fron the top left side
  • Click on "Administer Wiki"
  • Click on "Presentation"
  • Click the "Color Theme" dropdown and select your theme
  • Click "Save".

ThemeSelect.png

You have now successfully changed your theme!

Customizing a Theme

To customize a theme:

  • Go to the Color Themes space
  • There you will find the default theme and a list of the available variants, including predefined themes bundled with XE:
    • Dusk
    • Mint
    • Ruby

ThemesExisting.PNG

  • Click on the theme you wish to customize (for example choose the Default one)
  • On the newly loaded page click on the "Edit" menu at the top of the page
  • At this point you should be able to edit the selected theme. 

EditTheme.png

Don't forget to save your changes! ;-)

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