Scarlet Theme

Introduction: – 

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.







  Installation: – 

  • Download the theme package from the website. 
  • Extract the theme package to a directory accessible by your Redmine installation.   
  • Navigate to the Redmine root directory. 
  • Navigate to the themes folder and add a package to that. 
  • Restart the Redmine setup with the “rails s” command. 

Theme Configuration: – 

          To select a theme in Redmine, follow these steps:  

  • Log in to your Redmine instance with an account that has administrative privileges.  
  • Navigate to the “Administration” section.  
  • Click on “Settings.”  
  • In the menu tabs, click on “Display.”  
  • Select the “Theme” section.  
  • Select the desired theme from the drop-down menu.  
  • Click on the “Save” button to apply the selected theme.  
  • 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. 


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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. 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: 

  • Scarlet 
  • Daisy with (Light & Dark mode) 


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. 


Glossary: –  

Theme: – A theme is a customization option that changes the visual appearance and layout of the user interface. Themes allow users to personalize the look and feel of their Redmine installation to match their preferences or corporate branding. 

Customization: – Customization refers to the process of modifying a theme to meet specific requirements or preferences. This can involve changing colors, fonts, images, layout, or other elements to tailor the theme to the user’s needs. 

Testing Environment: – A testing environment is a separate testing environment that closely resembles the production environment. It allows users to preview and validate changes, such as theme customizations, before deploying them to the live production environment. 

Compatibility: – Compatibility refers to the ability of a Redmine theme to work properly with a specific version of Redmine. Themes may have compatibility requirements, and it’s important to ensure that the theme is compatible with the installed version of Redmine to avoid conflicts or unexpected behavior. 


Version Control: – Scarlet theme and daisy theme with light & dark modes covers the Redmine versions 4 and 5. It supported the 4, 5, and old versions. 

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.