Scarlet Themes

Introduction #

Redmineflux is a flexible and powerful project management tool that allows users to track issues, manage projects, and collaborate with team members. One of the key features of Redmineflux is its ability to customize the user interface through themes. Themes allow users to change the look and feel of Redmineflux to suit their preferences. By applying different themes, users can change the overall look and feel of Redmineflux. It provides a clean and easy to-use interface, making it easy for users to manage their projects effectively. A device-friendly theme that is compatible with all operating systems, browsers, devices. 

Redmineflux comes with 2 themes Scarlet Theme and the Daisy Theme with light and dark modes. Users can switch between the theme for better visualization. 

  • Scarlet Theme: Scarlet Theme is designed for users as it brings standard colors, a better layout for your work, is compatible with all browsers, and manages the issue table by highlighting the column.

Add a new feature on the scarlet theme #

Add the Flux Product Tour feature  #
  1. Log in with your Redmine credentials. 
  2. You will be redirected to the homepage. 
  3. Display the Flux tour popup along with its corresponding descriptive information.  
  4. Alternatively, include a “Start Tour” button in the top menu in the upper right corner
  5. Click the button to initiate the tour. 
Hide and show header bar    #
  1. Log in with your Redmine credentials.  
  2. You will be redirected to the homepage. . 
  3. In the header bar, find the “arrow icon.”   
  4. Click on the arrow icon to hide/show or open/close the header bar. 
  5. This will provide better visualization.  
Toggle the filter/option block      #
  1. Log in with your Redmine credentials.  
  2. You will be redirected to the homepage. . 
  3. Navigate to the “Projects” or “Issues” or “Spent Time” tab and locate the filter icon on the right side in front of the page heading.
  4. Click on the filter icon to hide and show the filter/option block.  
  5. This will provide better visualization to see the bottom selections of the page.   
Add “Copy Table Button” to copy the table  #
  1. Log in with your Redmine credentials.  
  2. You will be redirected to the homepage. . 
  3. Navigate to the “Issues” or “Spent Time” tab and locate the “Copy” button at the bottom of the page heading or within the filter/option block.
  4. Alternatively, navigate to the “Roadmap” tab, click on the release name, and find the “Copy” button at the top right side of the page.    
  5. Click the “Copy Table” button to copy the issue table. You can then paste it anywhere you desire, such as Teams, email body, Microsoft Word, or other platforms.    

Note: The copied table may not be supported by certain tools such as Notepad, WordPad, and others, and it may be displayed in different formats across various tools.

Add the search field on the roadmap page   #
  1. Log in with your Redmine credentials.  
  2. You will be redirected to the homepage. . 
  3. Navigate to the “Roadmap page” tab.  
  4. Click on the release name and locate the search field to search for the release name.

Installation #

  1. Download the theme package from a reliable source or the website. 
  2. Extract the theme package to a directory accessible by your Redmine installation.   
  3. Navigate to the Redmine root directory. 
  4. Place the theme package in the themes folder.
  5. Restart the Redmine setup with the command “rails s”  

Theme Configuration #

 To select a theme in Redmine, follow these steps:  

  1. Log in to your Redmine instance with an account that has administrative privileges.  
  2. Navigate to the “Administration” section.  
  3. Click on the “Setting”
  4. In the menu tabs, click on the “Display”
  5. Select the “Theme” section. 
  6. Select the desired theme from the drop-down menu.  
  7. Click on the “Save” button to apply the selected theme.  
  8. The selected theme will now be displayed throughout your Redmine installation. 

Troubleshooting   #

1. Ensure theme compatibility: Make sure that the theme you are trying to install or customize is compatible with your version of Redmine. Check the theme documentation or the source where you obtained the theme to verify compatibility. 

2. Clear browser cache: If you make changes to the theme or switch between different themes, your browser cache may interfere with the new changes. Clear your browser cache and reload the Redmine page to see if the issue is resolved. 

3. Check the theme directory: Review the theme installation steps – Ensure that you placed the theme files in the correct directories. Verify the theme directory and theme package folder extract in the right place, allowing the Redmine application to access and read the theme files. 

4. Check for conflicting plugins: If you have installed any Redmine plugins, there could be conflicts between the theme and the plugins. Disable the plugins temporarily and check if the theme functions as expected. If the theme works without the plugins, try enabling them one by one to identify any conflicts. 

5. Review theme documentation: Consult the documentation or support resources provided by the theme developer or community. They may have specific troubleshooting steps or known issues related to the theme you are using. 

6. Seek community support: If you have exhausted all troubleshooting options and are still experiencing issues, consider reaching out to the Redmine community or forums. Other users or developers may have encountered similar problems and can provide guidance or solutions. 

Best Practices #

Backup your Redmineflux instance: Before installing or modifying any theme, always make a backup of your Redmine installation. This will allow you to revert back to the previous state if anything goes wrong during the theme customization process. 

Choose reliable and up-to-date themes: Select themes from trusted sources or reputable theme developers. Ensure that the theme you choose is compatible with your version of Redmine to avoid any compatibility issues or conflicts with other plugins or customizations. 

Test the theme in a development environment: Before applying a theme to your production environment, it’s good practice to test it in a staging or development environment. This allows you to preview and validate the theme’s appearance and functionality without impacting your live data. 

Additional Resources #

Redmine Official Documentation: The official Redmine documentation provides comprehensive information about themes and customization options. Visit the Redmine website and explore their documentation section for detailed guides and references:   

Redmine Community: Engage with the Redmine community through forums and discussion boards. The Redmine community forums are a great place to ask questions, seek advice, and learn from the experiences of other Redmine users and developers:    

Theme Developer Websites: If you’re using a specific theme or interested in learning more about theme development for Redmine, visit the website of the theme developer. They may provide documentation, or support resources specific to their themes.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) #

Q1: How can I install a new theme in Redmine?  
A1: To install a new theme, download the theme package from a reliable source and website or create your own custom theme. Extract the theme package to a directory accessible by your Redmine installation. Then, enable the theme by uncommenting a line in the config/application.rb file. Restart your Redmine server, and the theme will be available for selection in the administration settings. 

Q2: How many themes do you have for Redmineflux? 
A2: We have created two visually stunning, responsive themes for Redmine & Redmineflux users: 

Q3: Would it be possible for me to change to another theme of my choice later? 
A3: Absolutely. You can switch to another theme of your choice whenever you want to and check the theme configuration section. 

Q4: Are themes compatible with all Redmine versions?  
A4: Redmine themes may have version compatibility requirements. It is essential to check the theme documentation or information provided by the theme developer to ensure compatibility with your Redmine version. Some themes may not be compatible with older or newer Redmine versions, so it’s important to verify compatibility before installation. 

Q5: How can I update a Redmine theme? 
A5: To update a Redmine theme, obtain the updated version of the theme from the theme developer or source. Replace the theme files with the updated files, making sure to preserve any customizations you have made in separate files. Restart your Redmine server, and the updated theme should be applied. 

Q6: Can I revert back to the default theme?  
A6: Yes, you can revert to the default theme by selecting the default theme in the administration settings. If you have made any customizations to the theme, they will no longer be applied when you switch back to the default theme.  

Updates and Revisions  #

Redmine Updates: Stay informed about new releases and updates of Redmine. Regularly check the official Redmine website, release notes, and community forums to keep track of the latest version. Updating Redmine to the latest stable version ensures compatibility with other plugins and themes. 

Theme Updates: Check the theme updates provided by the theme developer or community. Visit the theme’s official website, Redmine plugins directory, or theme-specific forums to check for new versions, bug fixes, feature enhancements, or security patches. Follow the instructions provided by the theme developer to update your theme. 

Documentation: Document the changes made during each revision or update. Maintain a record of version numbers, release dates, and a summary of the modifications implemented. This documentation serves as a reference for future updates and helps track the evolution of your theme. 

Backup: Before applying updates or revisions to your theme, create a backup of your current theme files and the Redmine database. This ensures that you can revert to the previous state if any issues arise during the update process.  

Conclusion #

The Redmineflux themes offer a powerful and customizable platform to create a visually stunning and functional website or Redmine project management tool. The Redmineflux Theme is fully responsive, ensuring that your website looks great on all devices and screen sizes.