Submissions for Scribus Templates

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I'm working on some high end templates for Scribus that help showcase the full potential of Scribus and to help inspire and encourage more people to use it. I like how Wix and Envato make their templates fully realised, such that it gives people a good vision of what they can create, and show case what their tools can do.

How do I go about getting Scribus to accept more (and better) templates?
Attached is just and hour or two of mucking around. (I'm new to Scribus. I normally use Affinity Publisher and InDesign)

It would also be great to see Scribus have a website that looks awesome like Affinity Publisher
I'm guessing they're relying on plain html and not a paid platform to minimise expenses.


There used to be a site for user contributed templates and things like that. I never used it so I don't remember the name.


do you mean something like ?
contributions are very welcome!
(and one day it might become the official scribus site... who knows?)

i think that the user contributed templates page has disappeared, a new one has been created by someone else, but i don't think it was ever successful.

personally, i'd prefer to provide sample documents, rather than templates...
and i would be more than happy to host your sample documents!


Ahhh thanks! So is your website?
Nice... it's better than Scribus already.
When was it worked on last? You open to improving it further or anything?

I'd be happy to provide "sample designed document" once I've completed a few Scribus projects. :D

a.l.e has been setup by myself.

the concept and visual appearance has been created in this forum by a few contributors:,2282.0.html

the result has been proposed to the scribus team through this ticket:

but there was no feedback.

after some time i decided to put it online, so that the team might see how it looks when in it's up and running.

i've been trying to keep it active, but i was a bit lonely. if other people join i'm willing to put more effort in keeping it up to date and lively. : - )


Thanks for setting it up. I'll join you in making Scribus great!

How's the net traffic to it. Are people able to easily find it? Or how do we get more eyes on it? Because I've never come across it until you told me.


I really like the website ALE.

The "Donation" link is disabled. To have the possibility of contributing with Scribus to get more software developers would be awesome, but Scribus Team seems to be more interested on slow develop without much help...

Would it be possible to recolect donations with the goal of hiring some developers in an alternative team who contributes to the main code?

Thinking about that I thought it may be interesting to create a crowfunding campaign to fund a few, very concrete and very necessary new features for Scribus. When thats done, they can be implemented in a branch version, and Scribus Team can decide to implement it in the main branch...

I myself would PAY to have "master pages" (,2620.0.html)


hi joe

i feel your pain.

depending on the final outcome your outcry might be too late or just in time...
at least for me.

personally, after 15 years with scribus, i'm currently taking a break from scribus and i have now cut back almost all my contributions to scribus.
for now, i'm still following the community and the development.
and i'm thinking what my commitment should be in the future.

i've discretely announced my disappointment two week ago, and i only noticed an indirect reaction from the team.
but no question were asked.

somebody already publicly told it to me a couple of years ago: the team prefers a calm life and new ideas and contributions are rather seen as disrupting the flow.

creating an healthy community that works on a branch can be a way for me to get back on track.
i like your ideas and money should probably play a role.
my input is: i don't think that finances should be the first step.
first we should have a group that sits together and makes a plan on what can be done and which skills are needed for reaching it.

if you and other people feel like starting a discussion on such plans, i'm all for it!

i wish you a wonderful start to the week