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How do you customize or change the admin template

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Community Member, 125 Posts

7 May 2010 at 10:42am

Hi all,
Is it possible to change the admin template without editing the core files?
Can I create a template that exist in mysite and if so, how do I go about doing it.
I understand how to make front end templates but don't know about backend.


Community Member, 135 Posts

7 May 2010 at 2:42pm

What specifically do you want to do? What do you want to change?

There is the simplify module that allows you to customise to the cms:


Community Member, 125 Posts

7 May 2010 at 3:32pm

I am looking at changing the header bar, css, etc.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

7 May 2010 at 7:14pm

If you just want to change simple colors and a few images then the CMS does have the automatic functionality to load a 'editor.css' file from your theme. You could create one of those if it doesn't exist already and override the styles by new ones in that editor.css file as much as you would like.


Community Member, 125 Posts

7 May 2010 at 11:13pm

Wow thanks,
sounds just like what I was looking for. I don't want my changes overwritten on an upgrade.
is there documentation on it.


Community Member, 15 Posts

4 February 2011 at 11:29am

I think editor.css only overrides the wysiwyg editor. I am starting to theme the admin and finding it pretty tough to do as it brings in style sheets from the cms as well as the sapphire dirs. Anyone know a better way of theming the admin without having to go into those core dirs?