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Sphinx TYPO3 theme for

Sphinx TYPO3 theme contains all files required to build a Sphinx extension that provides the theme.


Benjamin Kott has created this theme from scratch without dependencies to Sphinx themes or the ReadTheDocs theme. Thank you very much, great work!

The ancestor of this package is t3SphinxThemeRtd which had been developed by Martin Bless as a derivative of the ReadTheDocs theme.


Make sure to specify all three numbers as in ‘v99.88.77’.

Feature demonstration

There also is a demo manual which serves as a “stress test” for the theme and shows what markup is possible and how it gets rendered.


We are using Ubuntu (22.04) for development with Python3 installed. Further we are using GNU make for convenience. Next we are using the Node Version Manager (NVM) to install and activate Node version v12:

❯ nvm install 12
❯ nvm ls          # list installed version
❯ nvm use v12     # activate

We also need Yarn and Grunt. Let’s install these globally:

❯ npm install -g yarn
❯ npm install -g grunt

Clone the repository:

❯ git clone

Further steps:

❯ cd sphinx_typo3_theme  # go there
❯ make                   # see what options you have
❯ cat Makefile           # read for understanding
❯ cat Gruntfile.js       # read for understanding

Use Node version v12, show Python version:

❯ nvm use v12
Now using node v12.22.12 (npm v6.14.16)

❯ python --version
Python 3.10.6

Install the Python modules, install the Node modules and build everything:

make setup buildall

Repeat as you like:

make buildall

Look at folder ./dist to find the build results:

❯ ls ./dist

Example output:


You may study as well the GitHub workflows of this repository.


This theme has not been used or tested with Sphinx versions that are newer than Sphinx-4.5.0.

What else?

Have fun!

History / Changelog

4.9.0 (2023-07-06)

  • fbad57b Write ‘Page last updated’ instead of ‘Last updated’ in footer

  • 3ffce30 Make admonitions less heavy issue #201

4.8.0 (2023-06-23)

  • 7b90e09 2023-06-23 Update-compact-list: If display width is > 992px long list of .toctree or .contents can be shown with no extra spacing between lines if :class: compact-list is set. This now also works for .compact-list li > p.

  • 9f72698 2023-06-23 Style div.versionadded: The div block is indented now and has a vertical left bar.

  • fb34a94 2023-06-22 Update footer: If link to theme is shown, show link to DRC as well, if given.

  • efab638 2023-06-22 Reduce visual clutter for inline code

  • 35f0e2d 2023-06-22 Make all three buttons open in a new window

4.7.10 (2023-05-08)

  • 1da63a0 2023-05-08 Update codeblock.css to not select linenos ─╯

  • b7b4603 2023-05-08 Fix and update workflow CI.yml

  • fbb1fee 2023-05-08 Update README.rst: add development how-to

4.7.9 (2022-09-23)

  • Fix bug in html template

4.7.8 (2022-09-23)

  • Provide ready made codeblocks.css for syntax highlighting in code blocks. It doesn’t have dependencies and uses css variables

  • Add style switcher dark/light for code blocks

  • Update styling of .bignums

4.7.7 (2022-09-05)

  • Rework syntax highlighting. Use css variables. Add codeblock.css as extra file.

  • Fix dl p issues

  • Update styling of dl lists

4.7.6 (2022-07-25)

  • Make logo link to docs home work again

  • Remove one-to-much htmlescape of ‘title’ in breadcrumbs

  • Change confval styling as described in issue #170

4.7.5 (2022-07-13)

  • Set v4.7.5 for Release v4.7.5

4.7.4 (2022-05-09)

  • Fix typo (gitlab -> GitLab)

4.7.3 (2022-05-05)

  • Fix html template error in breadcrumbs.html

4.7.2 (2022-05-04)

  • Simplify Edit button definition, drop the bitbucket_*, github_*, gitlab_* variables, use edit_button_type, repository_url, repository_branch. See theme.conf, breadcrumbs.html

4.7.1 (2022-05-03)

  • Improve css - beautify

4.7.0 (2022-04-25)

  • Added: tag to allow for better versions generated by setuptools_SCM

  • Add right margin in confval css

4.7.dev6 (2021-12-13)

  • Activate project links in the footer for all renderings, not just those for

  • Supplement and reorder variables in theme.conf

  • Add Python 3.10 as valid version in

  • Fix margin of nested .toctree lists

  • Remove margin of last <p> in table cells

  • Exclude line numbers from selects in code blocks

4.7.dev5 (2021-11-06)

  • Style caption of code-blocks

  • Update template extensions.html

  • Add generic classes bold-important, padding-0-important

4.7.dev3 (2021-11-02)

  • [FEATURE] Add displaysettingsui panel: Use full width, Make settings permanent

  • Mention DRC with link in footer, with DRC version

  • Improve Makefile, add ‘buildall’ target in Makefile

  • Style sphinx-tabs, phpdomain, confval, field-list

  • [FIX] Fix load order of css files to have our theme.css at the end

  • Update pygments.scss

  • [EVOLVE] Account for new <li><p> nesting of latest Sphinx

  • [EVOLVE] Disable overpowering style for <dl>

  • [EVOLVE] Remove margins from <p> within <li>, produced by latest Sphinx

  • Add ‘black’ to requirements_dev.txt

  • Update classifiers in

  • Add Javascript and html for ‘versionhints’

  • Use searchtools.js from Sphinx 4.2.0

  • Update theme.js, load versionhints.html if applicable

  • 9ff062b 2021-09-16 Upgrade all packages to current in yarn.lock

  • Use searchtools.js from Sphinx-4.1.2

4.6.1 (2021-07-21)

  • [BUGFIX] Fix broken layout.html

  • Add theme variable global_search_action

4.6.0 (2021-07-19)

  • Add global search to page template

  • Rearrange ux buttons “Edit on GitHub” and so on

  • Fix css in pr#133

  • Improve Gruntfile.js, Makefile, .jshintrc

  • Introduce .git-blame-ignore-revs

  • Introduce ‘black’ code formatter

  • Add ‘black’ badge to README.rst

4.5.2 (2021-03-26)

  • Have ‘How to edit’ button point to GithubMethod.html

  • Always show the ‘How to edit’ button when the ‘Edit on …’ button is shown

  • Built in offline Sphinx search autocompletion: Turn autoSelect off, use text ‘Not found in word stems’

  • Remove flex property from logo link, so that it doesn’t extend the clickable area past the image

4.5.1 (2021-03-13)

  • Remove current ‘Switch panel’ solution (not production ready).

4.5.0 (2021-03-12)

  • Start with ‘Switch panel’

  • Add ‘How to edit’ button

  • Start ‘TYPO3 Exceptions’ with collapsed menu

4.4.3 (2021-01-20)

  • 37af740 Raise full width break point from 1800px to 2049px

4.4.2 (2021-01-06)

  • 8b1f5c3 Style index page genindex.html (issue #99)

4.4.1 (2020-12-10)

  • 5fb7837 Fix css for images and figures

4.4.0 (2020-12-07)

  • daf6211 [FEATURE] Provide for Sphinx extension sphinx-tabs

4.3.1 (2020-12-01)

  • e67d144 Use max-width:100% for PlantUML objects

4.3.0 (2020-11-30)

  • 5ac9115 v4.3.0

  • d605a2c Update .compact-list, only for screens >=992px

  • e886449 Bring back .compact-list, remove Figure:

  • f56aeea Fix indent of nested .line-block

  • 604eee1 Issue #14: Tweak $box-shadow-sm

  • 7d52ca8 Enable sourceMap in Gruntfile.js

  • 53012f5 Update yarn.lock - apply security updates reported by GitHub

  • 0ffa575 Update flake8 exclude - don’t check *GENERATED* files

  • 1225ec1 Add styles .centered, .rubric - add css classes

  • 14eea54 Update style p.attribution - style attribution in blockquotes

  • 56bbb03 Update style .versionmodified - make ‘versionadded’ stick out

  • 0610ae2 [FEATURE] Issue #80: Breakpoint to allow width:99999px - use total width for screens >= 1800px

4.2.1 (2020-05-20)

  • Add PAGE CONTENTS above the menu of intra-page links

4.2.0 (2020-05-08)


  1. If used with Sphinx extension sphinxcontrib-gitloginfo meta tags with the ‘last modified’ date may now be added to the page html head section. A ‘Last updated’ line can be shown in the footer with a link to the latest commit.

  2. For search result pages a link will appear to deselect hightlighting of search text hits.

  3. The intra page menu is now appended to the left menu column of the page.

  4. The logo is now defineable in the theme configuration file theme.conf.

Some commits:

  • d5cc051 [BUGFIX] Supply missing options in theme.conf to remove warnings about non existing theme options

  • a69e91b [FEATURE] Always show table of contents {{ toc }} to get back “the third level” in the page menu

  • e5f8b9c [FEATURE] Add date_last_modified and commit_url to footer

  • 14c3f6a Update whitespace control in html templates to further beautify the indentation of generated html

  • 4da72be [FEATURE] Add last_updated_isoformat to meta data in html head

  • e1061a2 [TASK] Update docsearch meta tags

  • a6605e0 [FEATURE] Make logo defineable in theme.conf

  • 9b25042, 54d580e Improve page template “layout.html”

  • cfb7081 Update documentation

  • 5f8cd43 Upgrade Javascript packages

  • cbeac0c Have link “Hide Search Matches” appear on a page with the search result to turn off the highlighting of the hits of the searched text

4.1.3 (2020-02-25)

  • Update documentation

  • Have {{ theme_version }} in page context

4.1.2 (2020-02-25)

  • Fix workflow, adapt docs

4.1.1 (2020-02-24)

  • a907b05 Update documentation

  • f6e0b22 Update python_requires in

  • 94e0f8f Make installation via entry_points work

  • 4282600 Simplify in workflow

  • a06ddbb Upload to CDN with as well

4.1.0 (2020-02-24)

“Let’s start” release

  • Elaborate workflow

  • Add Makefile

  • Add Python unit test

  • Add docs

  • Deploy docs to Github pages

  • Tune and ‘version from repo’ procedure

0.1.0 (2020-01-01)

  • Starting development.

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