Theming Guide

Pagure is built on Flask, and uses Jinja2 for templates. Pagure also includes the ability to apply different themes that control the look and feel of your pagure instance, or add or remove elements from the interface.

Setting a theme

The theme is set in the Pagure configuration file. The theme name is defined by the name of the directory in the /themes/ folder that contains the theme. For example to enable the theme that is used on, add the following line to your Pagure configuration:

THEME = "pagureio"

Theme contents

A theme requires two directories (templates and static) in the directory that contains the theme. The only other required file is theme.html which is placed in the templates directory


The templates directory is where pagure will look for the theme.html template. Additionally, if you wish to override any template in Pagure, place it in the theme templates/ directory, and pagure will use that template rather than the standard one.


Take care when overriding templates, as any changes to Pagure upstream will need to be backported to your theme template override.


The static directory contains all the static elements for the theme, including additional a favicon, images, Javascript, and CSS files. To reference a file in the theme static directory use the jinja2 tag {{ url_for(‘theme.static’, filename=’filename’)}}. For example:

<link href="{{ url_for('theme.static', filename='theme.css') }}"
      rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />


The theme.html file defines a subset of items in the Pagure interface that are commonly changed when creating a new theme. Theming is a new feature in Pagure, so this set is currently small, but please file issues or PRs against pagure with ideas of new items to include.

The current items configurable in theme.html are:

masthead_class variable

A string of additional CSS class(es) to be added to the navbar element. This navbar element is the topbar in Pagure. For example:

{% set masthead_class = "navbar-dark bg-dark" %}

site_title variable

A string containing the text to append at the end of the html title on every page on the site. Usage:

{% set site_title = "Pagure" %}

projectstring(Bool:plural) macro

A macro that returns a string used to refer to Projects in Pagure The plural parameter informs if the string to be returned is the plural form. This macro is optional. Usage:

{% macro projectstring(plural=False) -%}
    {% if plural %}
    {% else %}
    {% endif %}
{% endmacro -%}

projecticon variable

A string containing the name of the fontawesome icon to use for Projects. This variable is optional. Usage:

{% set projecticon = "Package" %}

head_imports() macro

A Jinja macro that defines the additional items in the html head to be imported. The base templates do not include the bootstrap CSS, so this needs to be included in this macro in your theme. Additionally, include your favicon here, and a link to any additional CSS files your theme uses. Example:

{% macro head_imports() %}
    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/"
          href="{{ url_for('theme.static', filename='favicon.ico')}}"/>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ url_for('theme.static', filename='bootstrap/bootstrap.min.css')}}" />
    <link href="{{ url_for('theme.static', filename='theme.css') }}" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
{% endmacro %}

js_imports() macro

A Jinja macro that defines the additional javascript files to be imported. The base templates do not include the bootstrap JS, so this needs to be included in this macro in your theme. Example:

{% macro js_imports() %}
    <script src="{{ url_for('theme.static', filename='bootstrap/bootstrap.bundle.min.js')}}"></script>
{% endmacro %}

browseheader_message(select) macro

An optional Jinja macro that defines the welcome message that is shown above the tabs on the Browse Pages (Projects, Users, and Groups). The select parameter is a string with the name of the page being shown Example:

{% macro browseheader_message(select) %}
    {% if select == 'projects' %}
    <div class="row justify-content-around">
    <div class="col-md-8">
        <div class="jumbotron bg-transparent m-0 py-4 text-center">
            <h1 class="display-5">Welcome to my Pagure</h1>
            <p class="lead">Pagure is an Open Source software code hosting system.</p>
    {% endif %}
{% endmacro %}

about_page() macro

A Jinja macro that defines the content of the About page (available at /about). You may want to replace the links to contact links for your own instance. Example:

{% macro about_page() %}
    <div class="container mt-5">
        <p>This is an instance of Pagure, a git forge.</p>
        <p>If you experience a bug or security concern, please <a href="">submit an issue</a>.</p>
        <p>You may also post questions to the Pagure Development list by emailing: <a href=""></a> or <a href="">subscribe to the list</a>.</p>
        <p><a href="">Subscribe to announcements</a> about Pagure.</p>
{% endmacro %}