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Theme Catalog

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Need to see what the offered CSS Themes look like before you decide what to go with? Look no further! Themes are listed in alphabetical order. More will be added here as they are posted on the WA Discord.

Bright Fantasy

An enhancement from the default World Anvil theme. Created by Damion Otter.

Galaxy Anvil

A sci-fi theme, with plenty of customization options. Created by Sierra Brown. Example World.


A generic, light coloured theme. Created by Damion Otter.


Opulent is a rich, mysterious, dark theme suitable for many genres. Created by TJ Trewin.


A dark, gloomy, rusty and grungy theme. Created by Damion Otter.


A medieval theme for refined ladies, gents and otherwise identified folk. Created by Lewis Sherman.


A dark, sci-fi theme. Created by Damion Otter.


A dark but vibrant theme, well suited for Dieselpunk and related genres. Created by Dimitris Havlidis.

Your World, Darkly

A dark and gloomy theme. Created by Damion Otter.


A harmonious, calming theme. Created by Damion Otter.

Deadhouse Sonata

A dark theme featuring Apolypse333's upcoming MMO. Created by TJ Trewin.

Dungeons & Dragons

Inspired by the style in the Dungeons and Dragons 5e manuals. Created by Damion Otter.


In honour of the Ghosts of Saltmarsh campaign, ran by the Great GM and sponsored by World Anvil. Created by TJ Trewin.

The Great Gamemaster

Featuring our beloved Guy, the Great GM. Created by TJ Trewin.

Deven Rue

In honour of Deven Rue, the Mistress of Maps! Created by TJ Trewin.


A purple theme, created by TJ Trewin.


A black-and-white (but mostly white) theme, for those who like things clean and clear. Created by TJ Trewin.

Summercamp 2019

Celebrating Summer Camp 2019! Created by TJ Trewin.


Created in honor of World Ember 2019! Created by TJ Trewin.

Stranger Worlds

Inspired by Stranger Things. Created by Damion Otter.

Eldrich Horror

A dark theme focused to modern horror in reds, grays and dark deep purples with an accent of a sickly otherworldly green. Created by TJ Trewin.

Cyberpunk 2020

A retro-future look with purple and bluish neon colours, punchy yellows and colourful shadows. Created by TJ Trewin.

Area 51

For all the science "fiction" lovers and conspiracy ~~nuts~~ investigators out there! Created by Garrett Grace Lewis.

Modern Spaceships

Clean, blueish and subtly metallic, created by TJ Trewin.

Wild Wild Steam

The perfect theme for steampunk settings! Created by TJ Trewin.

These are the Voyages

Love the journeys of a certain spaceship named Enterprise? Check out this Star Trek-inspired theme by Garrett Grace Lewis

Elven Forest

It's green, it's foresty, it's a great clean theme for bright fantasy settings, by TJ Trewin.
CSS on World Anvil
Generic article | Oct 30, 2023

Explains how CSS can be used on World Anvil and any special considerations.


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Sep 23, 2018 07:57

May I ask how do i apply these themes?

Sep 25, 2018 23:44 by Heath O'Donnell

The standard themes can all be found under your World Configuration, near the bottom.

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The Hylian Fantasy
Sep 26, 2018 08:48

I feel really stupid right now, I cant seem to find them =/

Sep 26, 2018 08:48

Is it a guild feature?

Sep 26, 2018 17:17 by Heath O'Donnell

It is! I'll get that added a bit more clearly in the Guide. All CSS is Guild Feature, but there have been talks about having 1 or 2 non-fantasy themes available for free accounts.

Now working on
The Hylian Fantasy
Sep 26, 2018 18:34

Nice, thanks!

Aug 2, 2019 19:30 by Tiirikka

Hi! This may be little weird of a question, especially when I'm pretty new here, but I am pondering; if one would like to help the community, for example by making a theme, how one would go about it?   I'm currently unemployed and I've made my own theme to my own world recently, and I was wondering if since I got free time and experience with CSS if there would be a way I could help by making a styling theme or something in the future! x3 Just as thanks for the awesome website. :3

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Aug 10, 2019 18:33 by Melissa White

Is there a way to change words on the title picture, but keep the beautiful theme.

Aug 20, 2019 17:05 by Terry-Lynn L

Do you mean where the themes have 'Anvilverse' ? That will change based on the title of your world! These are just attempting to show the same text across all the different themes.

Nov 1, 2019 02:55 by Melissa White

No the part above that, where it says ghosts of saltmarsh. I like it but don't want to make everyone think that my world is set in Saltmarsh, as I don't know what that entails. Just a picture would be great.

Nov 9, 2019 20:23 by Terry-Lynn L

That looks to be a default world cover, you could easily replace that.

Apr 8, 2020 01:54 by Ian Freeman-Lee

Hello, I noticed in the description of the Galaxy Anvil theme it says it has "plenty of customization options". How do I access these options? I don't see a set of documentation for working with it specifically.

Apr 14, 2020 05:57 by Zenon Morgan   I found this a few moments ago. thought I'd share

Jul 15, 2020 00:38 by Khali Crawford

I had a question about the Stranger Worlds Theme, I am trying to use it but when I try to see my timeline it makes both the words and background almost both white which makes it very hard to read, is there any way to fix this?

Crawford, Khali
Sep 4, 2020 07:20 by Inn Hróðvitnir

I would be happy beyond worlds if you guys added a Norse/Proto-Germanic theme. ᚦᚢᚴᚴ ᚠᛁᚱᛁᚱ!

Nov 1, 2020 19:03

is it possible to take one of these themes and change only say, the default header image?

Dec 22, 2020 22:07 by Brianna Siobhan Healey

I am wondering if there is any way to use one theme for the world, but a different theme for certain articles?

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Feb 12, 2021 02:37

How do you make the font bigger? Some of the themes have really tiny fonts.

Feb 13, 2021 04:51 by Damion Otter

Lemme' know the theme you need the font bigger on, and I can help!

Author of Ravare.
Feb 16, 2021 17:30

Well there are several. I tried Dungeons & Dragons, Bright Fantasy, and Great GM. The standard text fonts on all three styles looked really tiny on the World Homepage, with lots of empty space on the sides. I think the homepage would look more accessible and legible if you could choose the font size. 12 would be nice.

Feb 11, 2023 19:40 by Mark Olsen

The Eldritch Horror theme is perfect for my world except for one major issue - breadcrumbs on articles show up as pale yellow text on a solid white background and are completely unreadable. I just spent a couple hours searching the internet for some way to fix this with CSS and came up blank. This is the only part of this theme I don't like (I mean, it makes breadcrumbs literally useless since you can't read them) - anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Mar 21, 2023 02:03

Trying to use the Deadhouse Sonata theme and it is not showing up like the preview. Half of it looks right but the timeline and other columns are missing the fonts and colors. I'd also like to change/standardize font styles but can't figure out how. Any help?

Apr 6, 2023 13:31

Applying any of these themes seem to ruin the display of imgblocks for me: the border and background color for the title and description disappear, making its contents bleed too much into the rest of the text. Also the space reserved for this "invisible box" of content is much larger than it needs to be. Been searching frantically trying to find the applicable css rule, anyone who has the quickfix?

Apr 7, 2023 03:18 by Damion Otter

Hello! I have created a few of these themes, if you have Discord I could easily sort you out (even if it isn't mine) Oneriwien#8825   If not, I also have e-mail I am not going to post publically hahaha

Author of Ravare.
Jul 14, 2023 16:26

Is there a forum where people share their CSS themes that can be copied?