Custom themes

Target group: Developers, Integrators

Adapt an existing theme

If you want to adapt an existing theme, and not necessarily create a new one, you may want to consider adding another path to the default templates via adapting the root paths as so:

page {
  1365499 {
    templateRootPaths {
      150 = EXT:my-ext/Resources/Private/cookieman/Templates/{$plugin.tx_cookieman.settings.theme}/
    partialRootPaths {
      150 = EXT:my-ext/Resources/Private/cookieman/Partials/
    layoutRootPaths {
      150 = EXT:my-ext/Resources/Private/cookieman/Layouts/

This way, you also do not need to add a cookieman-theme.css and cookieman-theme.js file, which are necessary when creating a full custom theme.

Create a new theme


We are happy to receive pull-requests for new themes!

This is a recommendation how to set up your template structure for a custom extension.

  1. Set your base path in TypoScript constants:

plugin.tx_cookieman.settings.resourcesBasePath = EXT:your_ext/Extensions/cookieman/Resources
  1. Choose a new theme name:

plugin.tx_cookieman.settings.theme = myTheme
  1. Create folder EXT:your_ext/Extensions/cookieman/Resources/Private/Themes/myTheme/. Add 3 folders: Templates, Partials, Layouts.

  2. These folders will have the highest priority when looking for templates, partials or layouts now. The fallback will be EXT:cookieman/Resources/Private/*.

  3. Create folder EXT:your_ext/Extensions/cookieman/Resources/Public/Themes/myTheme. This will hold the files cookieman-theme(.min).css and cookieman-theme(.min).js. Reimplement the methods and cookieman.hide() in cookieman-theme(.min).js.

  4. Copy the .css, .js and .html files as needed from a default theme.

  5. Adapt the HTML/CSS/JS as needed.