Creating a theme for Pterodactyl
This tutorial briefly covers how to create a theme for Pterodactyl without overwriting the main theme files.
Begin by going to your panel's main directory typically installed at
/var/www/pterodactyl. The command below is a straightforward setup that will cover
the majority of the functions all for you (such as Theme Name, Views Location, Assets Location etc).
php artisan theme:create
This command will activate the theme wizard. Besides the name, the defaults will suffice, see the below example.
Do not create the theme named as `pterodactyl` as that is Pterodactyl's main design and should NOT be overwritten. :::
Give theme name: > (Enter Theme Name Here) (Example: MyThemeNameHere) Where will views be located? : > (Press Enter) Where will assets be located? : > /themes/(MyThemeNameHere) (Example: /themes/MyThemeNameHere) Extends an other theme? (yes/no) [no]: > (Press Enter)
If you have done it correctly, the summary should be like this: Summary:
- Theme name:
- Views Path:
- Asset Path:
- Extends Theme: No
Create Theme? (yes/no) [yes]: > (Press Enter)
If the above shows as that then your initial theme has been created correctly!
Set your newly created theme as default
Place your downloaded theme in the correct directory without overwriting the default Pterodactyl theme. See the following examples:
public folder into
resources folder into
Setting your theme name in .env
After creating your theme and uploading those theme files correctly, you need to edit your
.env (environment) file next.
Open up your
.env file and locate
APP_THEME=pterodactyl line and change it to
APP_THEME=MyThemeHere (case-sensitive) and save it.
When done correctly, your panel will now load your custom/new theme correctly without any issues.