MzRedPlanet is a product that adds a new style to a Plone 2.5.x portal. Derived from the RedPlanet theme from WordPress this skin presents a clean yet stylish 2 column layout sporting an unclusterd yet pleasing look. The minimum screen resolution for this theme is 1024×768. MzRedPlanet is based on DIYPloneStyle 2.5, a skeleton product ready for building new graphical designs for Plone.

Based on a custom main_template the focus of development was placed on easy custommization and a leightweight css definition.
Wordpress theme RedPlanet

Content-type icons in portlets

By default no content type icons (folder icon, document icon) are shown in portlet. If you want to replace the custom bullet icons in the portlets with the default content type icons do as follows:

  • In generared.css.dtml uncomment the section marked “Contentype Icons:”
  • In portlets.css.dtml see the sections marked “Contenttype Icons:”


  • No right column
  • No colophon
  • Max. 3 – 4 portal tabs




Tested with Plone 2.5.x

For Plone 4, the theme is available via svn, see svn://


  • 0.3 First public release of MzRedPlanet, a skin for Plone 2.5.x. (11.04.2007 – download )
  • 0.3.1 Bugfix release for version 0.3 fixing problems with edit mode and as authenticate user. (12.04.2007 – download )
  • 0.3.2 Bugfix release that fixes some css issues for portlets and content view (16.04.2007 – download )
  • 0.3.4 Bugfix release with improved contenttype-icon handling and configuration in sidebar (24.04.2007 – download )
  • “0.4.0” Compatibility release for Plone 4 only available via sv. (2011.05.06)