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This is a Bootstrap 3 startup theme based on one of my designs.

I have abandoned this theme since October 2019 and started to work on Small Theme 4 based on Bootstrap 4.

There are some parts ready to use:

  • Easy setup with theme settings in backend
  • Styles with Bootstrap 3
  • Partials for menus, banners, testimonials, sliders and image galleries
  • Complete (Rainlab) blog (with categories, posts list, paginator and post detail)
  • Demo pages
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SmallTheme 3

Simple Bootstrap 3 theme for OctoberCMS


Install from OctoberCMS marketplace or clone from GitHub into /themes dir:

git clone https://github.com/jan-vince/smalltheme3.git

Quick setup

This theme is build with Bootstrap 3 framework and is based on one of my designs.

The main idea behind this is to have a single place to put all enhancements from my new projects to be able to reuse them in the future.

I'm keeping all files in default folders intact and always create custom folders with edited original files.

Basic stuff

Update settings in Settings > Front-end theme > Customize (SmallTheme 3).

CSS styles

JavaScript files

There is a default JS combiner setup in /partials/scripts.htm.

Small Extensions

  • Allow Menu notes and Menu images in Settings > Small Extensions > Static Pages to be able to edit testimonials that are located in Pages > Menus > Testimonials.

Small Contact Form

  • Add some form fields in Settings > Small Contact Form to be able to use contact form on Contact page.



You can setup humans.txt file content in the theme settings (in OctoberCMS backend) and the file is than available with URL /humans.txt.

The file is automatically added to page head if you use default layout (or make your own based on it with /partials/default/head.htm file included).

Vendor assets

The theme uses Bower to maintain assets files.

To update vendor files, run command in terminal (in theme root folder): bower update.

Thanks to:
OctoberCMS team members and supporters for this great system.
Ronald Cuyan for his photo I have used in the theme preview.
Rhonda Kay for her photos I have used in the theme.
Font Awesome for great icons.

Created by Jan Vince, freelance web designer from Czech Republic.


Final update before leaving this theme behind (and start SmallTheme 4 with Bootstrap 4 :)

Oct 15, 2019


Added artisan call page /artisan/schedule

Oct 15, 2019


Default Blog pages are now hidden by default

Oct 15, 2019


Fixed blog paginator and meta titles

Oct 15, 2019


Updated assets

Oct 15, 2019


Layouts moved to /default folder. Edited About us page.

Aug 17, 2018


Added blog with categories, posts list, pagination and post detail

Aug 06, 2018


Minor changes in layout structure

Aug 06, 2018


Added large banner with overlay menu

Apr 24, 2018


Added more pages, gallery and content blocks

Apr 24, 2018


Updated theme.yaml

Apr 19, 2018


Fixed plugins names

Apr 11, 2018


Removed plugin dependency

Apr 11, 2018


Redesigned theme

Apr 11, 2018


Added 3 main pages

Apr 11, 2018


Changed directory schema and added default page

Apr 11, 2018


Removed Bootstrap sandbox

Apr 11, 2018


Added JanVince.SmallExtensions plugin as required. Added translations twig filters to /404 and /error pages.

Apr 11, 2018


Added gitignore to most of custom parts. Deleted unnecessary assets.

Apr 11, 2018


Added font-family to CSS tab os theme settings. Updated vendor files.

Nov 15, 2017


First version of SmallTheme 3.

Nov 11, 2017