Yii Themes


I created a little site where designers, (or whoever) can upload themes/skins etc that they designed especially for Yii applications.

I’ve created some, to get everybody started, but as you’ll be able to tell, I’m not a designer :)

Check it out and let me know what you think: http://yiithemes.mehesz.net



Its really a nice site and a very good idea Imehesz!

What about making a "theme shifter"? So that you could apply the different themes on your site and view the theme live instead of a screenshot.

this is excellent !! … I’m not designer neither and surely use this theme repository !



Very good idea!!

Why not call it Tii (just an idea), and become a part of the framework, just like zii extensions?

imehesz, what do you think?



Great idea ;)

What do you use to preview themes (like Yii gallery mode):





I have been trying to mess with themes and the CSS files and it seems no matter what values i change the default layout and colors stay intact… Any suggestions?

I have tried looking in the main.php file for the

Yii::app()->theme = ‘classic’

Couldn’t find anything like that to change to one of the other themes, I tried to do it in the site controller as well… and then I tried arbitrarily changing values in the CSS files under the css directory just to get some kind of reaction out of yii…

FAIL on all of that…

Any suggestions? I have been searching for like 2 days now all over on Yii themes, Yii skins Yii css everything comes back with suggestions that dont work


there is a known bug with themes :confused:

it should be solved in the next release, but if you need it ASAP, you can easily fix it, just follow the link below!


hope it helps.


ahhhhh Ok thanks for the info!!! I will give that a try, I just started with yii 4 days ago and have been developing for a good 35 hours practically straight through… :) Its been rough, i find the official documenation to be a bit cryptic and the examples not well thought out… but there are a few good blogs out there… Wish I could find more…

It’s a very good idea

hello all,

We recently added some new themes to the YiiThemes site, and (hopefully) improved the user experience :)

Check it out at: http://yiithemes.mehesz.net



Hmm… I should’ve seen this earlier, already spent like an hour for my own theme. :wacko:


haha, an hour? that’s not bad at all :)

I’m a developer, not a themer, but I like to work with nice things, even when I know it will be replaced later with a “real” theme :)


nice themes mehesz, i like it :rolleyes:

Great start! :D

Let’s hope other people find their way to the site and start contributing.

yes, I have fairly decent traffic on it without advertising it at all (it’s been up since April)

thanks for the kind words :)


oh, great! it’s nice. :rolleyes:

I have a complaint:

webmaster@example.com - seriously??! :lol:

The activation email went straight to my unwanted box.

I want to submit this:



Remember good old Freshy2 ?

It’s GPL, which I can’t change.

I’ll clean it up a bit and put it up there if you want it.

It currently requires a custom menu widget (Freshy2Menu), and I need to create a portlet style for it as well.


it’s probably from the development settings - woops :) fixed it now!



I uploaded 13 more themes and added a little "social-experience" with sharing and facebook LIKE.

My personal favorite right now is: http://yiithemes.mehesz.net/theme/21/anime1