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Soda Theme

Dark and light custom UI themes for Sublime Text 2.


Soda Light Theme

Soda Dark Theme


Using Sublime Package Control

If you are using Will Bond's excellent Sublime Package Control, you can easily install Soda Theme via the Package Control: Install Package menu item. The Soda Theme package is listed as Theme - Soda in the packages list.

Using Git

Alternatively, if you are a git user, you can install the theme and keep up to date by cloning the repo directly into your Packages directory in the Sublime Text 2 application settings area.

Go to your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory and clone the theme repository using the command below:

git clone "Theme - Soda"

Download Manually

  • Download the files using the GitHub .zip download option
  • Unzip the files and rename the folder to Theme - Soda
  • Copy the folder to your Sublime Text 2 Packages directory

Activating the theme

To configure Sublime Text 2 to use the theme:

  • Open your User Settings Preferences file Sublime Text 2 -> Preferences -> Settings - User
  • Add (or update) your theme entry to be "theme": "Soda Light.sublime-theme" or "theme": "Soda Dark.sublime-theme"

Example User Settings

    "theme": "Soda Light.sublime-theme"

Bonus Options

Syntax Highlighting Colour Schemes

The Soda Light screenshot uses a modified version of Espresso Tutti Colori and the Soda Dark screenshot uses a modified version of Monokai.

If you'd like to use the syntax highlighting schemes shown in the screenshots:

  • Download
  • Unzip and place the extracted tmtheme files in the Sublime Text 2 Packages/User folder
  • Enable the colour scheme via Preferences -> Color Scheme -> User

Code Font

The code font shown in the screenshot is Meslo, which is a modified version of Menlo.

Release Notes

Soda theme is designed to work with the latest development build of Sublime Text 2. ST2 dev builds move quickly and changes can occur with the theme API between releases, so there may be occassions where the theme doesn't quite work with a brand new dev release.


While developing the theme, I have documented some theme challenges and ideas encountered along the way.


Soda Theme is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. You are free to share and remix the theme, however please abide by the license terms when doing so.

The following details apply to the Creative Commons license "author specified" components:

  • Attribution: Based on Soda Theme by Ian Hill (

  • Naming: If you create and distribute a derivative theme, please give your theme a unique and original name that does not directly include "Soda Theme" (or a close variant) in the main project title, repo name or Package Control name.

The theme contains some icons from the excellent Pictos series by Drew Wilson which I have a license for. Any use of these icons, other than for the purpose of the theme itself, would need to comply with Drew's icon licensing agreement.

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