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MindTheDark Template

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  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes
  • 2018-04-22 "Greebo" yes
  • 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" unknown
  • 2016-06-26 "Elenor Of Tsort" unknown

template MindTheDark offers a light and a dark color scheme for your DokuWiki

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By MrReSc

This template is based on the standard DokuWiki Template.

MindTheDark offers a light and a dark color scheme for your DokuWiki. The color scheme and the style are optimized for software documentation. The optics are flat.

If the userChoice option is enabled, an option to change the color scheme will appear in the header.


If the autoDark option is enabled, the color scheme of the operating system is used.


If neither of the two options is selected, a static color scheme can be selected via theme.


  • light and a dark color scheme (theme option in Configuration Manager)
  • automatic color scheme depending on operating system settings (autoDark option in Configuration Manager)
  • change of the color scheme by the user (userChoice option in Configuration Manager)
  • all colors of the light and dark color scheme can be set in the Configuration Manager
  • and all features the standard DokuWiki Template offers
  • light and dark color theme for syntax highlighting in GeShi (thx @pv2b, @asfethan)

Plugin Support

Note Plugin

If Note Plugin is installed you can activate the support with the option pluginNote in the configuration manager. If the option pluginNote is enabled, the base colors of the notes can also be changed.



The MindTheDark Template offers all customizing like the standard DokuWiki Template.

Changing Styles

Additionally to the standard guaranteed style.ini placeholders and the standard DokuWiki Template customizing, the template uses the following variables:

placeholder variable meaning
__pre_text_color__ text color of inline code formating
__pre_background_color__ backgroung color of inline code formating
__selection_color__ text color of selection
__selection_background_color__ backgroung color of selection
__scrollbar_track__ color of the scrollbar
__scrollbar_thumb__ color of the scrollbar button
__note_plugin_classic_color__ base color for note plugin <classic>
__note_plugin_important_color__base color for note plugin <important>
__note_plugin_warning_color__ base color for note plugin <warning>
__note_plugin_tip_color__ base color for note plugin <tip>


The texts are translated into German and English. Contributions are welcome.


The template is currently used in about ~1% of DokuWiki installations. Almost no problems are reported. The current version is stable.

Issues and improvements can be reported here.


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template/mindthedark.txt · Last modified: 2021-05-26 16:47 by bactram