websemantics / pyrocms-theme by websemantics

PyroCMS Plus Admin Theme
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Maintainer Username: websemantics
Maintainer Contact: suport@websemantics.com (websemantics)
Package Create Date: 2016-11-17
Package Last Update: 2016-12-19
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Language: CSS
License: MIT
Last Refreshed: 2024-04-15 15:08:20
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Total Downloads: 1,233
Monthly Downloads: 2
Daily Downloads: 0
Total Stars: 15
Total Watchers: 5
Total Forks: 1
Total Open Issues: 1

Web Semantics, Inc. PyroCMS 3 Admin Theme

Hand crafted, multi-skinned, responsive and easily customizable PyroCMS 3 admin theme built for a much refined and intuitive user experience. An absolute labor of love to make possible ultimate control over style and layout. Welcome to a new way to build PyroCMS 3 Admin themes.


The idea of this project is to build an extensible and modular Admin theme with varieties of style components and layout scaffoldings to enable deep customization and maximum code reuse. Every single line of code or style while writing this theme was carefully placed to perform a function or improve overall user experience for desktop and mobile devices.

The theme allows for a lighter approach to customize core styles to suit different requirements through the concept of Skins. This projects hopes to build a catalog of Admin UI styles and layouts that the community can use and share.

Head over to the Skins section to learn more about how that works and the options available for customization.


  • Easy to customize and style,
  • Comes with 6 skins,
  • Supports the official PyroCMS Theme,
  • Allows to sort and exclude modules from the navigation menu (Sidebar),
  • Supports different layouts (for example, with / without top Navbar),
  • Comes with new login page.


1- Use composer to install the theme as follows,

composer require websemantics/pyrocms-theme

2- Install all available skins,

composer update

3- Change value of ADMIN_THEME in the project .env file,



This theme was designed to enable drastic changes to the style, layout and user experience with minimal effort on the behalf of the developer by introducing a new concept, Skins.

A skin is a lightway approach to redesign and customize the default theme styles to suite your needs. The default theme skin, Plus Skin, shown below, features a sidebar, one of many layout options provided with this theme.

Customization can range from changes to the theme variables, adding additional styles to overriding theme views.

Plus Skin

Available Skins

The theme comes with a number of skins as you can see below; each of these skins come as an addon package that you can require individually or through this theme.

| Official | Default | |---|---| | Official Skin | Default Skin |

| Classic | Navy Blue | |---|---| | Classic Skin | Navy Blue Skin |

| Github | Horizon | |---|---| | Github Skin | Horizon Skin |

| Stone | Add Yours! | |---|---| | Stone Skin | Yours Skin |

Official Skin

While enjoying many of the skins provided in this theme you can still go back to the official PyroCMS 3 admin theme without having to actually switch themes. This project decided to build on the great work done on the official PyroCMS theme to keep the theme lean and guarantee that all of PyroCMS official Admin theme default styles are supported out-of-the-box. It actually goes further than that by adding few features to enhance appearance and user experience as described below,

  • Retina display support for the brand logo using SVG images
  • Enhanced user experience provided as an animation for the modules push menu (slowly opens/closes)
  • Support for Image Select, a way to present images with select field type (radio mode)
  • Brand new login page with animated logo

Change Active Skin

To change the current active skin, head over to setting then themes or click on Theme Settings button at the footer. A list of the available skins will be presented with preview pictures. Select your favorite skin and click save, vola!

You can also set the value of PYROCMS_SKIN in the project .env to the skin namespace,


How to Create a Skin

Let's say you want to create a new skin called. sunshine. Simply, follow these steps,

php artisan make:addon vendor.skin.sunshine
  • Change skin settings from skin config file, sunshine-skin/resources/config/skin.php.

  • Switch to the new skin as described in, Change Active Skin section.

Embedded Skins

The great thing about skins is that, they don't have to be their own addon package. A skin can also be specified within any addon type including extensions and modules.

All is required for the theme to find and use a skin is,

  • The skin main config files addon/resources/config/skin.php,
  • A preview image addon/resources/img/name.png and,
  • The skin main style file, addon/resources/scss/skin.scss.

Check out the Plus Skin for details.

Control Layout

This theme comes with few very powerful features that were aimed to change the skin layout using sass and theme configuration variables,

Show Navbar

When building a skin, you can decide on whether you want to have a navbar or not. Turning this feature on / off will show the navbar with an attached toggle button to show / hide the sidebar and the classic menu, other navbar items. Also, some sidebar links will be removed, for example, View Site, Logout etc as will be provided by the navbar,


This theme allows to sort and exclude modules from the Sidebar. You can sort modules in the Sidebar via the sidebar config variable @ resources/config/config.php. Simply, list the modules' slugs in the sort array, for example,

  'sidebar' => [
    'sort' => [

This will show the Posts module in top of the sidebar list followed by the pages module. The remaining modules will be listed as per the default control panel navigation behaviour.

For exclusion, listing all undesired modules in the exclude config variable. Here's an example,

  'sidebar' => [
    'exclude' => [

Feel free to mix and match between exclude and sort to achieved the desired look.

Toggle Button

There are two types of toggle buttons the theme uses to collapse the Sidebar. The default one uses the toggle css class and is used by default. A more elaborate button that has animation uses hip-toggle class. Check the styles @ pyrocms-theme/resources/scss/theme/components/_toggle.scss.

For how to use the Hip Toggle Button with your own skin, check the Github skin implementation. More docs to come for better usage.


Future expansions for the theme,


Star :star: this repository if you find this project useful, to show support or simply, for being awesome :)

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Need help or have a question? post at StackOverflow.

Please don't use the issue trackers for support/questions.


Contributions to this project are accepted in the form of feedback, bugs reports and even better - pull requests.


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MIT license Copyright (c) Web Semantics, Inc.