A Bootstrap-based Sphinx theme from the PyData community.
Note: This theme is originally being developed for the pandas docs (originally named "pandas-sphinx-theme"), but since there is uptake in other projects, we are working on making this more generic and more easily extensible to suit the needs of the different projects.
Sites that are using this theme:
The theme is available on PyPI and conda-forge. You can install and use as follows:
pydata-sphinx-theme in your doc build environment:
pip install pydata-sphinx-theme # or conda install pydata-sphinx-theme --channel conda-forge
Then, in the
conf.py of your sphinx docs, you update the
html_theme = "pydata_sphinx_theme"
And that's it!
Well, in principle at least. In practice, there are might still be a few pandas-specific things that are right now hard-coded in the theme. We also need to work on better configurability and extensibility. Feedback and contributions are very welcome!
Contributions are very welcome! Installing the development version, building the demo docs and developing the css/js of the theme, etc, is explained in more detail in the contributing section of the documentation: https://pydata-sphinx-theme.readthedocs.io/en/latest/contributing.html
The "layout" included in this theme is originally mainly targetted towards documentation sites with many pages, and where putting all navigation in a single sidebar can therefore get unwieldy.
The current layout features 3 navigation elements:
What is put where is determined by the sphinx "toctree" (and such depending on the structure of your sphinx docs). The first level of the toctree is put in the top navbar, and the second (and potentially) third level is put in the left sidebar.
It should certainly be possible to make the exact used levels of the sphinx toctree configurable.
A second aspect of the design of this theme is that we are trying to make good use of Bootstrap features and use as much as possible actual (templated) html and css to define the theme, instead of relying on sphinx to do custom formatting. This should make the theming and layouts more flexible to customize.
To this end, this package includes:
BootstrapHTML5Translator, subclassing sphinx' translator, but overriding certain elements to generate Bootstrap-compatible html. Currently, this includes: converting admonitions to Bootstrap "alert" classes, and updating the classes used for html tables.
There is already a sphinx Bootstrap theme used by some project in the community: https://github.com/ryan-roemer/sphinx-bootstrap-theme/
Currently, the main difference is that this theme is using Bootstrap 4 instead of 3 and provides a different default layout. At some point, it would be good to contribute changes to that package (or at least the parts that deal with Bootstrap and sphinx that could be shared).
The initial layout and css were inspired on the Bootstrap documentation site.