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Webtrees Compact Theme (Webtrees 2 Custom Module)

This webtrees custom module modifies the default 'webtrees' theme, providing a more compact layout similar to the webtrees 1.x version.
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This is a webtrees 2.x module - It cannot be used with webtrees 1.x.



  • The overall width is adjusted for larger resolutions, as suggested here
  • Currently, mainly the individual page is adjusted further:
    • Smaller sidebar
    • Less padding between elements
    • The key-value pairs of the name parts are inline
    • Gender information is moved to the header (as an icon)
    • Media edit controls is moved to the edit menu (a better place for these edit controls may be the Media tab itself)
default 'webtrees' theme 'webtrees compact' theme
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  • Further suggestions are very welcome!



  • Unzip the files and copy them to the modules_v4 folder of your webtrees installation.
  • Enable the theme via Control Panel -> Themes -> webtrees compact.


  • compact_webtrees: a webtrees custom module

  • Copyright (C) 2019 Richard Cissée

  • Derived from webtrees - Copyright (C) 2010 to 2019 webtrees development team.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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