How to apply custom styling to my instance?


How to apply custom styling to my CloudBees Jenkins Platform instance?



Custom styling can be applied via modification of the CSS structure being used by Jenkins.
Simple Theme Plugin is the most popular approach to customizing CSS outputs.

Below you can find a screenshot of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise instance with the modified header.

Output example

Please note that CJE and CJOC layouts slightly differ from open-source Jenkins instances, so the existing themes for Simple Theme Plugin may work incorrectly.

Customizing instance headers

Below you can find a list of steps, which allow customizing headers of both
CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise and CloudBees Jenkins Operations Center.
These steps apply to the versions 1.625.x and 1.642.x, steps for other versions
may differ.

  1. Install Simple Theme Plugin
  2. Go to the JENKINS_HOME/userContent directory
  3. Create the layout directory
  4. Create the style.css file, copy the contents provided below.
  5. Customize the “content” text
  6. Put the logo of your instance to JENKINS_HOME/userContent/layout/logo.png. The logo should have 40px height.
  7. Go to the global configuration of your CJP instance and find the Theme section there
  8. In URL of Theme CSS specify the following path:

Example of Simple Theme Plugin configuration:
Simple Theme Plugin configuration

style.css code:

/* Custom style for CloudBees Jenkins Platform */
#header .logo {
    background: url( no-repeat 10px center;

#jenkins-home-link {

#jenkins-home-link:after {
  content: 'Jenkins. My instance';

Have more questions?


  • 1
    Rajasekaran Radhakrishnan

    Hi Team,

    I tried to configure this simple theme plugin but i am seeing this logo two times. Can you suggest how to fix this issue.


  • 0
    Kalyan Bhave

    thanks for the beautiful blog. I used above steps and applied my theme to Jenkins. But What i observed is after I logout from Jenkins, .css file is not loading. Jenkins version is 1.651.3. Any help would be appreciated.

  • 0
    Peter Kelley

    @Kalyan Bhave - One thing I noticed where my installation seemed to be different from the example was that the "Theme" configuration entry was actually under the "Configure System" menu and not under the "Global Tool Configuration". Try out the url that you put in there in a browser to see if you can reach the stylesheet. 

    Another point was that the example stylesheet url points to "localhost" - try putting in your server URL instead. You generally shouldn't use "localhost" (as in the example) but the path to reach the jenkins server.

  • 0
    Peter Kelley
    Edited by Peter Kelley
  • 0
    Mike Mitterer

    The suggest URL is: 

    1. http://localhost:8080/jenkins/userContent/layout/style.css

    In my case this didn't work.

    The right URL is: 

    1. http://localhost:8080/userContent/layout/style.css

    I'm using Jenkins 2.89

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