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PrimeFaces Themes Configuration

1. Download theme files from

2. Copy themes file to under WebContent/theme

3. Add the skin.css file to our template page using link tag.
If you would like to apply another theme file, just repeat step3.

4. And configure PrimeFaces not to add it's bundled default skin (sam).

flicker theme

blue sky theme

dark-Hive theme

If you have any problems with applying PrimeFaces theme, please check this link:

Failed to Apply PrimeFaces Theme

As I downloaded theme files from, and tried to apply it. But it does not work.

I utilized primefaces-1.0.2 to implement, but this version has bugs in applying theme. Therefore, as I change PrimeFaces jar file to primefaces-1.1, this problem was disappeared.


PrimeFaces + Facelets Configuration

1. With regard to facelets configuration, please check:

2. Download primefaces-1.0.2.jar from

3. Edit web.xml. Add Resource Servlet and servlet mapping

4. Add p:resources tag to head tag in template.xhtml
Resource component needs to be present on a page that has PrimeFaces components, this component outputs the link and script tags that are necessary for PrimeFaces components to work. The ideal place to put resources component would be the html head element.

5. Create a test.xhtml, apply template.xhtml as its template page. And add p:editor in the body part.

6. Check the result

'PrimeFaces' is undefined

As I try to execute a simple PrimeFaces tag in my test.xhtml

it shows this JavaScript error

it results from I forget to add p:resources tag to head tag in my template.xhtml

Then it works correctly!


Facelets Quick Start

1. download facelets jar file from

2. copy jsf-facelets.jar to WEB-INF/lib

3. download jakarta-taglibs-standard jar files from

4. copy jstl.jar and standard.jar to WEB-INF/lib

5. add facelets initialization parameter in web.xml

6. add FaceletViewHandler in face-config.xml

7. ceate header.xhtml in template folder

8. create footer.xhtml in tempate folder

9. create template.xhtml in template folder

10. create test.xhtml which apply template.xhtml

11. check the result

Enable code completion in xhtml file (facelets)

[Problem] code completion function does not work in xhtml file

Window > Preferences

General > Content Types > Text > JSP

Add (xhtml)

Click OK

[CHECK Result]


How to install JSF in Eclipse 3.6

In this article, you will learn:
  • how to install JSF library in Eclipse 3.6
  • how to verify if my JSF application can run successfully or not

1. create a dynamic web project

2. Given an unique project name, assigned configuration and click Next button

3. Click Next Button

4. Click Next Button

5. Click Download Library to download JSF library (for the first time(

6. Choose JSF 2.0 library and click next button

7. Check the checkbox and click Finish Button

8. Downloading

9. Click Finish button. You had finished your project creation process.

10. Added the two jar files into your classpath.

11. Java Build Path --> Add Jar...

12. selected the two jar files

13. Create a new JSP file

14. Assigned a name which named test

15. Choose JSP Template

16. create a simple JSF file

17. Run on Server

18. Click Finish

19. Check the result