Creating custom panels

Any component has the possibility to add a panel to the frontend. Panels will be rendered full screen and have real-time access to the Home Assistant object via JavaScript. Examples of this in the app are map, logbook and history.

Create a file called hello.html in your /panels/.

The hello.html contains the needed building blocks to create the elements inside the view.

<dom-module id='ha-panel-hello'>
      p {
        font-weight: bold;
    <p>Hello {{who}}. Greetings from Home Assistant.</p>

class HaPanelHello extends Polymer.Element {
  static get is() { return 'ha-panel-hello'; }
  static get properties() {
    return {
      // Home Assistant object
      hass: Object,
      // If should render in narrow mode
      narrow: {
        type: Boolean,
        value: false,
      // If sidebar is currently shown
      showMenu: {
        type: Boolean,
        value: false,
      // Home Assistant panel info
      // panel.config contains config passed to register_panel serverside
      panel: Object,
      who: {
        type: String,
        computed: 'computeWho(panel)',

  computeWho(panel) {
    return panel && panel.config && panel.config.who ? panel.config.who : 'World';
customElements.define(, HaPanelHello);

Create an entry for the new panel in your configuration.yaml file:

  - name: hello
    sidebar_title: Hello World
    sidebar_icon: mdi:hand-pointing-right
    url_path: hello

For more possibilities, see the Custom panel section on our Examples page.