There are different ways to apply themes to Shellwiki.
The markdown renderer behind Shellwiki has been designed to provide element wrapping and class information that should make it easy to apply complex css themes. You can easily attach upload an CSS file as an attachment to a page and use it by using a pragma near the top of the page:
CSS paragmas are applied to sub pages and can be stacked, so that sub pages use additional CSS files. This will work best if you use an absolute path when referring to a css file.
Because all attachments can be accessed simply as file pathes under their respctive pages, a favicon for your site can be provided by attaching a file named
favicon.ico to your root page (
The methods described above provide ample opportunity to modify the appearance of you wiki installation. If you need to dive even deeper into the HTML-Code, you can choose a theming plugin. Theming plugins can provide a fundamentally different layout of the pages HTML structure. They are located in the
themes/ directory of the shellwiki code, and can be selected by setting the environment variable "$WIKI_THEME".
For details about the structure of a theming pluging, look at ../dev-theming/.