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:

  • In your site, create the directory modules if it doesn’t exist.
  • Create a directory for your skin, for instance mod_skin_admin.
  • Populate the module directory with the module .erl file, sub directories lib/css/ and templates/ (see also: Structure).
  • Put your custom CSS file (f.i. skin-admin.css) in lib/css/.
  • Create a template file _html_head_admin.tpl with the contents {% lib "css/skin-admin.css" %}.
  • Enable the module in admin.