Themes for Wardrobe CMS

Posted on 28 September 2013

I was trying to create a simple theme for this blog (Edit: this blog no longer uses Wardrobe CMS) using Bootstrap 3 and decided to try my hand at making it installable via composer.

This package currently contains a basic two-column theme for Wardrobe. It uses most of Bootstrap 3's default styles with minimal overrides. Bootstrap 3 is designed to be mobile-first, so this theme plays nice with smaller screens. It also can be easily configured to use Bootswatch themes.

Check it out on Github:

How to Install

  1. Assuming you have already installed Wardrobe, add this package to your composer.json file

    `"koomai/wardrobe-themes" : "dev-master"`
  2. Run composer update to install. Alternatively you can install it directly via composer on your Wardrobe installation:

    `composer require koomai/wardrobe-themes:dev-master`
  3. Add the Service Provider to config/app.php (at the end of the providers array)

  4. Publish this package's configuration file

    `php artisan wardrobethemes:config`     
  5. Copy this package's themes to the public/themes folder

    `php artisan wardrobethemes:assets`    

    Note: The artisan commands will overwrite previous files. If you've made custom modifications, do not run these commands without backing up your Wardrobe Themes config file (in config/packages) and themes directory (in public/themes)

  6. Finally, In your Wardrobe config file (config/packages/wardrobe/core/wardrobe.php) set the theme to one of the new themes in public/themes directory (currently just bootstrap).


There are some configuration options in config/packages/koomai/wardrobe-themes/config.php

  • theme - You can swap out the default Bootstrap theme with one of the Bootswatch themes here. Options are listed in the comments.
  • excerpt - By default the theme displays one paragraph of each post on the home page. Change this option to false to display entire posts.
  • fonts - Some preset Google fonts combinations to override default fonts from Bootstrap/Bootswatch. Options are listed in the comments.