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Change the styling of a pad

Available Themes:

  • normal
  • terminal
  • hacker
  • cybergal
  • monokai

Available Params

theme     = Name of the theme IE hacker or terminal
font      = Pad font color
bg        = Pad Background Color 
toolbar   = Toolbar Background color
sidebar   = Sidebar font color
sidebarBg = Sidebar Background color


To use add the params to your Pad URL IE


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See themes.js, use github.


Install via the /admin/plugins UI in Etherpad Lite.

Requires Etherpad lite >= version 1.2.5
The following can optionally be added to your settings.json:

  "default_theme": "hacker"