Customize the Text Reports

Currently, all reports have a static renderer, only texts could be changed.

<project>
  ...
  <reporting>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-project-info-reports-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.8</version>
        <configuration>
          <!-- By default -->
          <customBundle>${project.basedir}/src/site/custom/project-info-report.properties</customBundle>
        </configuration>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </reporting>
  ...
</project>

To change texts in the reports, you should import the default Project Info report bundles from http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/maven/plugins/trunk/maven-project-info-reports-plugin/src/main/resources/ and edit them. For example, if you want to modify the Mailing List introduction, you should edit the report.mailing-lists.intro property.

Extract of the default bundle project-info-report.properties:

report.mailing-lists.intro = These are the mailing lists that have been established for this project. For each list, there is a subscribe, unsubscribe, and an archive link.

Extract of a custom bundle ${project.basedir}/src/site/custom/project-info-report.properties for the Apache Commons project:

report.mailing-lists.intro = These are the mailing lists that have been established for this project. For each list, there is a subscribe, unsubscribe, and an archive link.\
        <p>\
            Questions related to the usage of Commons components should be posted to the\
            <a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/commons-user/" class="externalLink">User List</a>.\
            <br>\
            The <a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/commons-dev/" class="externalLink">Developer List</a>\
            is for questions and discussion related to the development of Commons components.\
            <br>\
            Please do not cross-post; developers are also subscribed to the user list.\
            Read the archives first in case your question has already been answered.\
            If not, then subscribe to the appropriate list and post your question.\
        </p>\
        <p>
            <strong>Note:</strong> please don't send patches or attachments to any of the mailing lists.\
            Patches are best handled via the <i>Issue Tracking</i> system.\
            Otherwise, please upload the file to a public server and include the URL in the mail.\
        </p>\
        <p>\
            Please read the <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/public-archives.html" class="externalLink">Public Forum Archive Policy</a>\
            and <a href="http://www.apache.org/dev/contrib-email-tips.html" class="externalLink">Tips for email contributors</a>.\
            <br>\
            For further information on Apache mailing lists please read\
            <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html" class="externalLink">General mailing list information</a>\
            in particular the section entitled\
            <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html#subscribe" class="externalLink">Subscribing and Unsubscribing</a>\
        </p>

Notes:

  1. You could also use Maven properties (i.e. ${project.artifactId}) in the messages.
  2. If a bundle property is not defined in your custom bundle, the default will be displayed.