Themes, icons and floorplans in Domoticz

Domoticz script tutorial

Change the Domoticz interface

Pimp the Domoticz interface. Change the looks of Domoticz by using other themes, icons and floorplans.

 

Themes

My favorite theme is Aurora.
Domoticz theme Aurora dashboard

This theme does not only change the styling but adds also extra options. Options like webcam preview in the dashboard, combining different sensors in one block, data visualization/graph for certain items. They get complete charts for the past 24 hours. and you can customize it in settings.

Installation is very simple, fire the command below and after that, you can select the Aurora theme from settings.

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cd domoticz/www/styles
git clone https://github.com/flatsiedatsie/domoticz-aurora-theme.git aurora
sudo /etc/init.d/domoticz.sh restart

If you want to follow the changes you can check out the discussion topic of aurora here.

Icons

Domoticz Icons can only be changes for switches with the custom icon functionality. Not for dimmers at the moment.

When editing a switch you can choose from a list with default Icons. But with the custom Icons, you can upload new ones that will be available in the default list after uploading. And If you combine custom Icons with other themes the interface of Domoticz can be changed to your needs. The machinon theme includes already a bunch of new icons (and I love them).

Adding Custom Domoticz Icons

Add a custom Icon is simple and upload a ZIP file that contains the icons and a description of the content of the zip.

A Zip file must contain the following files:

  • Domoticz.png
  • Domoticz48_On.png
  • Domoticz48_Off.png
  • icons.txt

Domoticz is the name of the switch, 48 is the resolution (48×48) _On is for on  and _Off is for off.
In this example, you see the files names with 48_On But you don’t do that in the icons.txt.
Icons.txt is the index of the zipfile and will tell Domoticz which icons are in it and it’s structured like: Domoticz;Domoticz;Domoticz Logo

The zip can contain more than one icon,  for every icon, there must be 3 picture files and one line in the icons.txt. This is an example of the icons.txt for multiple icons:

Fan;Fan;Airflow Producer
Speaker;Speaker;Audio Speaker
Generic;Generic;Generic On/Off switch
Fireplace;Fireplace;Fireplace

Create Icon.Zip file from a website

  • On http://domoticz-icon.aurelien-loyer.fr/
  • Enter the name of the switch.
  • Choose 2 pictures. one for On and one for Off.
  • Check examples (how does Domoticz show them in the default theme)
  • and click generate ZIP (the green button)

Domoticz custom icon generator

Uploading a ZIP containing custom icon(s)

Domoticz > Settings > Custom Icons

 

Free icons in Domoticz format

A member of the Domoticz community collect all nice icons and upload them to his google drive where you can download icons for free. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B-ZLFoCiqzMRSkFaaWdHV1Qxbm8

 

Domoticz Icon pack

An Icon pack made by ray-man. source: http://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19677

This topic was created when the functionality of uploading custom icons was released.  http://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5024
over time people uploaded some nice icons.

 

Floorplans

work in progress
Sites/programs for creating floorplans would be placed here.

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