Adding icons to ActiveScaffold’s actions

You want to replace the standard text descriptions in ActiveScaffold’s actions with your icons.


  1. Create a file called active_scaffold_overrides.css in ror_project/public/stylesheets
  2. Copy the css code from ror_project/vendor/plugins/active_scaffold/frontends/default/stylesheets/stylesheet.css and paste it in to the file created in the previous step.
  3. Create a directory my_images in ror_project/public/images/activescaffold to hold your images.
  4. Copy to the new directory the images you want to use in the application.
  5. In the active_scaffold_overrides.css file find the section named:

    and for each action that you want to use an icon add (ie edit)
  6. In the application.rb, if you want the links to be the same for the whole application add:
  7. in your layout/application.rhtml (create one if you don’t already have one), include
  8. Restart webrick/mongrel