For cPanel & WHM version 11.50
Which theme should I use?
We recommend that you use the x theme for WHM and the paper_lantern or x3 themes for cPanel and Webmail. For more information about themes, read our Theme Manager documentation (Home >> Themes >> Theme Manager).
How can I find a list of available themes?
You can find a list of available themes in the following interfaces:
- WHM's Theme Manager interface (Home >> Themes >> Theme Manager).
- cPanel's Branding Editor interface (Home >> Preferences >> Branding Editor).
Can I change my WHM theme?
Yes. To change your WHM theme, use WHM's Change WHM Theme interface (Home >> Themes >> Change WHM Theme).
Can I modify cPanel themes?
Yes. Modify your reseller's cPanel themes in WHM's x3 Branding interface (Home >> cPanel >> x3 Branding). Resellers can modify their own cPanel themes in cPanel's Branding Editor interface (Home >> Preferences >> Branding Editor).
What are addon themes?
Addon themes are additional themes that cPanel or a third party provides.
You can install addon themes in WHM's Theme Manager interface (Home >> Themes >> Theme Manager).
How do I create a custom-branded login theme?
To create a custom-branded login theme, follow the steps in our Tutorial - Create Custom-Branded Login Pages documentation.
When you create your own themes or use a theme that cPanel does not provide, you must ensure that the following files exist:
These files control interfaces that the system uses whenever you change a cPanel user's password. If you do not copy or create these interfaces, users cannot change their passwords if the following conditions are true:
- You used WHM's Force Password Change interface (Home >> Account Functions >> Force Password Change) to require the user to change the account's password.
- The user's password is too old or too weak, as you defined in WHM's Configure Security Policies interface (Home >> Security Center >> Configure Security Policies).
We do not support custom themes or localization for WHM.
Can I deploy a custom login theme accross multiple servers?
Can I delete a branding style?
Yes, you can delete a branding style as long as you uploaded the branding style. You cannot delete any of the styles that ship with cPanel & WHM.
For more information, visit our documentation about cPanel's Branding Editor interface (Home >> Preferences >> Branding Editor).
When I log in to cPanel, why do I see a 404 error that says that it cannot find a theme and the page cannot display?
This error indicates that your cPanel account's theme is not present. To fix this issue, open the
/var/cpanel/users/username file, change the theme to the default theme, and save the file.
This action brings up the default theme. If it does not, look in the
/usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/ directory for available themes and change your theme to an available theme.
You can also install new themes with WHM's Change WHM Theme interface (Home >> Themes >> Change WHM Theme).
Can I change the Home and Logout buttons through WHM branding?
No, you must edit the WHM theme to modify buttons.
How do I change the stylesheet for cPanel in WHM?
You can edit a theme's stylesheet in WHM's Theme Manager interface (Home >> Themes >> Theme Manager).
How do I apply a branding style to all of my users' accounts?
To apply a branding style to all of your users' accounts, click your chosen theme's Apply to All Accounts option in cPanel's Branding Editor interface (Home >> Preferences >> Branding Editor).
Can I change the skin back to X3 after I changed it to RVSkin?
Yes, but you must contact RVSkin for instructions on how to use the themes that they distribute. If you are a reseller or server owner, change the account's theme in WHM's Modify an Account interface (Home >> Accounts >> Modify an Account).
How do I customize my cPanel interface with Paper Lantern?
To develop a custom Paper Lantern style, follow the steps in Paper Lantern's Tutorial - Create a Custom cPanel Style documentation.