The modify_accounts Script

Valid for versions 96 through 98





Last modified: September 15, 2021


You can use the /usr/local/cpanel/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts script to set existing cPanel accounts to use a new theme.

Run the script

To use this script, run the following command as the root user:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts --theme=theme_name [options]

In this example, theme_name represents the name of the theme to which you wish to set for the package.


The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts script accepts the following arguments:

Options Description Example
--theme Required

The theme name that you wish to assign to the account. Specify the paper_lantern theme or the name of another valid theme that exists on the server.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts --theme=paper_lantern
--users A comma-separated list of the cPanel accounts that you wish to modify.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts --theme=paper_lantern --users=user1,user2
--all-users Update all of the cPanel accounts that exist on the server.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts --theme=paper_lantern --all-users
--all-users-from-reseller Update all of the cPanel accounts that a specific reseller owns.

This argument only accepts one reseller value.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts --theme=paper_lantern --all-users-from-reseller=reseller
--style The style that you wish to use for the specified theme.

  • Specify a cPanel-provided system-level style (glass, basic, retro, dark, or light) or a style that exists in the /var/cpanel/customizations directory.
  • If you specify a style name that exists both as a system-level theme and in the /var/cpanel/customizations directory, the script will use the /var/cpanel/customizations directory’s style.
In cPanel & WHM version 96, we deprecated the retro style. For more information, read the cPanel Deprecation Plan.
/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/modify_accounts --theme=paper_lantern --all-users --style=basic

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