How can I include the main Jira theme using a velocity template?

I do have a plugin that is succesfully using velocity but I want to make it's interface a part of Jira user interface.

I know how to add menu items for the plugin pages but I don't know how to include the jira theme (top navigation, header, footer) from my VM template.

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The key is to use the appropriate decorator, which can be done by defining the meta tags in <head>.

Something like:

&lt;meta content="section_name" name="admin.active.section"&gt;

Maybe I wasn't clear, I have a velocity template that contains the full HTML body and I do want to write only the stuff I want to add inside the body. BTW, this plugin is not for admin section.

I was just giving an example (admin section). But that is how you do it. You only need the actual content in the body but also need a head section with the appropriate meta tag. I think that will be lot better than including the header/footer etc by your self. Decorators will take care of that!

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