From v2.6.x onwards, JSPWiki supports skins.

Skins are modifications of the look & feel of your wiki. Each template may have one or many skins available, and these are chosen by the user via the UserPreferences. These skins are based on CSS stylesheets, and do not require any change to the template jsp pages. Some templates might not support any skins at all.

See also ContributedSkins, Wanted Skins and Skins Discussion

PlainVanilla, PlainVanilla 1024x768#

Barely naked skin, with soft grey, blue and transparent-black colors. Icons are based on


Yellowish/orange skin with icons based on

Ordered List#

Skin with dark background and based on different shades of dark grey, inspired by

How it works#

The UserPreferences screen allows you to select a preferred skin. The skin stylesheets are stored in the jspwiki template directory. You can develop your own skins and add them as sub-folder in the /skins directory.

        /<skin-name>  <=== e.g. PlainVanilla, Smart, ...
          skin.css    <=== your skin stylesheet

When the page loads, first the default jspwiki.css is being loaded, and then the skin.css is read. The skin stylesheeds can overwrite or undo the css definitions of the standard jspwiki.css. JSPWiki's default template has been written such that most look & feel aspects (such as colors, borders, fonts, icons, etc.) can be modified through the CSS stylesheet.

Some tips for skin writers:

  • align the structure of the skin.css with the jspwiki.css for easy referencing (a template skin.css is available)
  • you can change the look & feel of the pages by modifying fonts, colors, backgrounds, borders, icons, logo, etc...
  • you many need to undo certain styles of the default jspwiki.css
  • put skin specific images in the /images subfolder of your skin
  • leave structural css as much as possible unchanged, unless you know what you are doing (avoid to change styles like position, float, margin, padding, display)

See JSPWiki Stylesheet Design for more info on the design of the stylesheet of the default template.

Is there a handy way of setting the default skin to, say, OrderedList?
Look in the file etc/ini/ inside the .jar. You will find following section:
# Set the name of the skin.
# Default value is PlainVanilla
jspwiki.defaultprefs.template.skinname =PlainVanilla

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List of attachments

Kind Attachment Name Size Version Date Modified Author Change note
skin-brushed.gif 117.4 kB 1 03-Jan-2006 23:31 Dirk Frederickx
skin-extraVanilla.gif 80.0 kB 1 03-Jan-2006 23:31 Dirk Frederickx
skin-orderedList.gif 195.4 kB 1 06-Jan-2006 17:56 Dirk Frederickx
skin-orderedlist.gif 131.5 kB 1 20-Jul-2008 14:47 DirkFrederickx v2.6
skin-plainVanilla.gif 79.1 kB 1 03-Jan-2006 23:32 Dirk Frederickx
skin-plainvanilla.gif 49.0 kB 1 20-Jul-2008 14:48 DirkFrederickx v2.6
skin-qute.gif 87.4 kB 1 03-Jan-2006 23:32 Dirk Frederickx
skin-smart.gif 78.7 kB 2 20-Jul-2008 14:48 DirkFrederickx v2.6
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