Change WHM Theme

For WHM version 11.30

This feature allows you to select the theme your WHM interface will use.

A theme in WHM and cPanel is the skeletal frame on which the style, or “skin,” is placed. The theme contains many underlying elements like HTML and CSS. We recommend that you use the x theme (found in Basic Setup) for WHM and the x3/x3mail theme for cPanel, as these are the most current themes supported by cPanel.

To change a WHM theme:

  • Click the link that corresponds to the new theme you would like to use.

A note about working with custom themes

When creating your own themes or using themes that are not provided by cPanel, you will need to ensure that the following 2 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 are used whenever a cPanel user's password must be changed. Failing to copy or create these interfaces (files) will prevent users from changing their passwords under the following conditions:

  • You have used the Force Password Change feature to require the user to change the account's password (Main >> Account Functions >> Force Password Change).
  • The user's password is too old, as defined in the Configure Security Policy feature (Main >> Security Center >> Configure Security Policies).
  • The user's password is too weak, as defined in the Configure Security Policy feature (Main >> Security Center >> Configure Security Policies).

note Note: We do not currently support custom theme or localization efforts for WHM.

Topic revision: r4 - 05 Apr 2011 - 15:59:32 - MelanieSeibert