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A radically new UI layout paired with goodies like a Darkmode will give your
Backdrop admin interface a facelift.


Set Gin as default admin theme

  • Navigate to Admin > Appearance
  • On the same page, click "Enable" under Gin
  • At the bottom of the page, switch the Administration theme to Gin


  • Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the
    Issue Queue.

Troubleshooting and Local Development

  • Setup Gin locally that you can compile CSS & JS files.
    nvm use && npm i

  • Run dev env with watcher and debug output (development process)
    npm run dev

  • Compile assets
    npm run build



  • Ported to Backdrop by Laryn Kragt Bakker (@laryn)
    and Sascha Eggenberger (@saschaeggi).
  • Created and maintained for Drupal by Sascha Eggenberger
  • Forked from Gin which is "built on the
    foundation of Claro".
  • Gin for Backdrop is partially supported by
    Aten Design Group.


This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
complete text.