MINIMAL Control Panel Theme


Jan Van Lysebettens

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Control Panel Theme


MINIMAL is a beautiful and simple control panel theme for ExpressionEngine.


This theme has been created with a lot of love, care and most of all: patience. It really pushes the boundaries of what’s possible within ExpressionEngine’s constraints.


So, give your clients a back-end that not only looks great but is also a pleasure to use. They deserve something better than an outdated, round-cornered, pink theme. It’s time for something clean, fresh and modern.



  • a clean & simple navigation
  • a beautiful publish layout & editor
  • support for several third-party add-ons *
  • much, much more..



Simple: just download the theme, place it in your CP themes folder and select the theme in your admin > general configuration. ( And possibly also in your user settings )



This theme currently supports the following add-ons:

  • Assets
  • Matrix
  • Wygwam
  • Playa

More add-ons will be added soon, however it’s impossible to test this with ALL the add-ons, so several add-ons might look off. Let me know if anything looks strange and I’ll see what I can do..



The theme works and functions well in IE9 & IE10.
Support for IE8 will be added soon.



v0.5 - februari 22, 2014:

  • fixed a missing image in the footer
  • fixed several small bugs
  • fixed an issue with the upload button
  • added support for low reorder 2
  • added support for structure
  • added support for photoframe
  • added theming to the login-page

v0.4 - februari 4, 2014:

  • fixed an issue with the sidebar
  • fixed an issue with images/icons not displaying
  • fixed an issue with the upload button
  • added support for playa
  • added the ability to easily change the colours
  • added several global classes for add-on developers ( style.css / line 1510 )



I’ve spend countless hours trying to make this as bug-free as possible, but as we all know, “bug-free” is a myth..
So if you encounter a bug, I apologize, and I would be most grateful if you would be so kind to let me know. I’ll try to fix it as soon as possible..

This entry was created February 3, 2014, 4:21 pm.
This entry was last updated February 22, 2014, 1:08 pm.

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4 Reviews:

Abbas Jaffar Ali 12.27.14

Abbas Jaffar Ali
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Beautiful and simple. Really nice theme.

Marco Godles 04.15.14

Marco Godles
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I have been looking for a theme like this for EE for a long time! clean, looks great, easy to brand colours! nice work!

Erwin Heiser 02.06.14

Erwin Heiser
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Very impressive and detailed for a 0. release and a breath of fresh air - really cleans up the simply awful default EE control panel theme.

stefanos 02.04.14

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Very nice Control Panel Theme. For the moment it’s only the v0.4, but it’ look very promising!

Congratulation Jan!