Boom Theme - Deprecated

Very sad that the Boom Theme plugin has been deprecated.
We have used this to get a brighter and cleaner background on our dashboards.
Is there anyone who can contribute with an alternative on how we can now achieve a white background in Grafana?

Welcome @jankallmyr

I would either fork boom theme or build grafana with your custom changes?

Hi @yosiasz
Thank you for your reply :smiley:

I am now installing Boom Theme manually from the repository and crossing fingers that it still will work for some time :crossed_fingers:

You mention building Grafana theme.
Is this possible with the free Enterprise version?

not sure for enterprise but you can ask grot here

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Hi @jankallmyr did you manage to get boom theme working in Grafana v10? I am currently looking into it as well.

Hi @sdokmak
I am currently on Grafana version 10.3.3 Enterprise on Debian OS.

I downloaded the files from here:

Unzipped it and copied them into this folder:
/usr/share/grafana/public/app/plugins/panel

Restart Grafana service and its good to go.

I hoped it would be a easier way to just change the background color on the “Light” theme to white instead of the light grey color.
I tried to look in to the sass files but cant figure out where to generate them.

The developer of the Boom Theme mention this:
“Given that Grafana have native themes now, It is time to deprecate the plugin”

I cant see what is different now in Grafana compared to earlier versions.
It still just has a dark or light theme.

Nice I’m using Grafana OSS v10.1.1 on RHEL. Had to throw it in /var/lib/grafana/plugins, updating permissons to grafana:grafana, and configure the [plugins] section of grafana.ini to uncheck key signing for it, as my machine is offline.

I reached the point where I can “Add New Theme”, but nothing shows when I apply. Similar issue to this guy: panel background doesn't change · Issue #74 · yesoreyeram/yesoreyeram-boomtheme-panel · GitHub

Also, agreed… I found that comment in the readme file strange

Open your dev console and see what errors there might be and.or check you grafana log file

It says css file was blocked due to MIME type (“text/html”) mismatch.

Refused to apply style from ‘http://***:3000/public/build/grafana.light.5134ec4fafe46667d3cf.css’ because its MIME type (‘text/html’) is not a supported stylesheet MIME type, and strict MIME checking is enabled.

Apparently this is a common error when the css file doesn’t exist, which it doesn’t.
But there are grafana.light and grafana.dark css files with different trailing numbers in “/usr/share/grafana/public/build”

It seems I have resolved the issue by copying the grafana.light.[random numbers].css and grafana.dark.[random numbers].css filenames to match what the webpage was failing to find. :slight_smile:

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I now know the reason why the plugin has become deprecated… you can now update the dashboard from a text panel - no plugin required!
How do you change the background colour in Grafana? - Stack Overflow

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Fantastic!

You just saved the day, week, month. Even the whole year! :slight_smile:

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