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Changing admin theme

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Community Member, 2 Posts

20 October 2010 at 11:33pm

Hi, I want to override a core admin template (, but I am not sure how to go about it. I am setting my theme in _config.php, but I notice that in LeftAndMain.php's init() method, the following happens:

// The user's theme shouldn't affect the CMS, if, for example, they have replaced
// or

This seems to make it difficult to set the admin theme, I have tried using an Extension to LeftAndMain, but its init() method is called before that of LeftAndMain, meaning I can't set the theme here.

Has anyone else managed to change/override the admin theme successfully?




Community Member, 271 Posts

21 October 2010 at 7:20am

You can create a copy of in mysite/templates. SS will use that template instead..