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Discuss SilverStripe Themes.

Moderators: martimiz, Sean, Ed, biapar, Willr, Ingo, swaiba

How does one style the admin interface?

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Community Member, 5 Posts

30 July 2011 at 2:53am

I'd like to change some of the styles in the admin interface without editing files in cms/ or sapphire/ (in order to not break on update). Is this possible? It would be nice to have a system in place for admin themes, so people could develop their own themes and switch them out as desired. Will this be part of v3?

Thanks, Sequoia


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

31 July 2011 at 6:19pm

In 2.4 you can alter the styles from your theme with a css file called 'editor.css' this will be loaded automatically in the CMS.

In 3.0 we're introducing the concept of a CSS 'theme' for the backend, similar to a jQueryUI theme. You'll be able to alter colors and fonts but layout / etc will be a little harder to edit. You can see an example of this as a work in progress at -


Community Member, 271 Posts

1 August 2011 at 9:02am

for 2.4 try this:

You can put custom ss templates in a seperate folder to override cms templates


Community Member, 89 Posts

3 August 2011 at 6:17am

Wow, nice theme! Any chance in sharing the code? :)


Forum Moderator, 435 Posts

14 August 2011 at 9:11pm

Good Works.


Forum Moderator, 435 Posts

2 September 2011 at 8:27pm