The Island (theme)

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Last updated: 2024-06-20

Works with CiviCRM 5.72 or higher.

"The Island" is a theme for CiviCRM based on a flat design and the Bootstrap v3 framework. It is a fork of the Shoreditch extension/theme, with the modest aims of:

  • Improving support for Form Builder and SearchKit
  • Improving support for various content management systems (CMS), such as WordPress, Drupal 9/10 and CiviCRM Standalone (Joomla and Backdrop should work, but not tested, and patches welcome)
  • Improving mobile support
  • Minor visual improvements (more contrast, slowly modernize a wee bit, but no drastic changes) tidy up the CSS a bit, maybe improve core, to have a smaller CSS footprint (but don't have too many high expectations because this is a mostly volunteer effort)



  • On Drupal 7: we recommend to set the CiviCRM Admin theme to "Seven"
  • On Drupal 9/10: works with the Clara theme
  • On WordPress: works out of the box
  • On CiviCRM Standalone: works out of the box
  • Backdrop and Joomla: not tested at the moment, but patches accepted.

To upgrade from Shoreditch:

  • Disable/uninstall Shoreditch
  • Install this extension
  • If necessary, check the settings under Administer > Customize Data and Screens > The Island
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