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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).

Important:

WHM's x3 Branding interface (Home >> cPanel >> x3 Branding) only allows you to modify the x3 and x3mail themes, as well as any deprecated themes. You cannot brand the Paper Lantern theme from this interface.

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.  

Important:

When you create your own themes or use a theme that cPanel does not provide, you must ensure that the following files exist:

  • /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/$theme/passwd/changepass.html
  • /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/$theme/passwd/index.html

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).

Note:

We do not support custom themes or localization for WHM.

Can I deploy a custom login theme accross multiple servers?

Yes. To deploy a custom login theme across multiple cPanel & WHM servers, copy the files to your other cPanel & WHM server(s). Then, set each server's login theme in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings). For more information, read our Advanced Guide to Branding documentation.

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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 customize your Paper Lantern theme, follow the steps in our Branding documentation.

To develop a custom Paper Lantern style, follow the steps in Paper Lantern's Tutorial - Create a Custom cPanel Style documentation.

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