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Admin UI - Appearance

These settings allow administrators to customize aspects of their site's visual appearance or presentation of information.

Standard Date Formatting

There are three siteConfig settings that let you choose a standard date format in XNAT wherever dates are displayed. Each of these settings uses the Java SimpleDateFormat syntax.



Example Format

Example Formatted Date String


Config used when just date values are displayed




Config used when a datetime string with no seconds is displayed

yyyy-MMM-dd HH:mm

2021-Jan-01 13:56


Config used when a full datetime string with seconds is displayed

yyyy-MMM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS

2021-Jan-01 13:56:45.976

These can be set individually through the Site Config API, or you can use the Admin UI panel available under "Appearance" to set these formatting preferences.

Theme Management

UI "Themes" are prepackaged sets of CSS styles and images that can be loaded in to customize your site's appearance. Unlike plugins, themes can be activated or deactivated at any time by the site admin. Only one theme can be active at a time.

See: Working with UI Themes

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