Custom templates

In Lizmap each module (i.e., view, admin, action, etc.) defines some templates. Templates of each module are located in lizmap/modules folder. Each module has one or more templates (.tpl) in the templates folder lizmap/modules/moduleX/templates/. In order to customize the template of a module it is advisable to create a copy of the files without modify the original files. To do this, it is necessary to create a copy of the templates inside the default theme’s folder of Lizmap, which is in var/themes/default.


  • A folder with the same name of the module to which the template to redefine belongs, in the var/themes/default folder.

Configuring the tool

Simply copy the template to redefine in the module folder and customize it with a text editor.


We want to change the default title in the header of the main page of lizmap. The “view” module and the main.tpl template are involved in this procedure. We can see the name of the module in the URL bar (myhost/lizmap/index.php/view/).

  • Create a directory named view in the theme’s default folder

nano mkdir lizmap/var/themes/default/view
  • Copy the main.tpl file from the default location in lizmap/modules/view/templates/ to the lizmap/var/themes/default/view folder

cp lizmap/var/themes/default/view/main.tpl lizmap/var/themes/default/view
  • Find the title div and replace the original code with your custom text

<div id="title">
<div id="title">
  <h1>Some Text</h1>