Themes in Alfresco Share

Alfresco share has few different themes available out of box using which you could change the look and feel of Alfresco.

The following themes are available out of box in alfresco Share:

  • Blue theme (default)
  • Yellow theme
  • Green theme
  • High contrast black
  • Google Docs theme

Just like any other theme, Alfresco themes consist of a bunch of CSS and images, they can be located in the theme directory


Alfresco Theme Folder

How to change theme?

Admin can select different theme from set of available themes using his admin console. In Admin console page click Application” in the Tools list It will lead to “Options” page where you will be able to see list of available themes.

Select Theme

Admin can select different theme from here and it will impact all the users.

I have selected Green Theme and look at the difference.

Alfresco  Default Theme

Alfresco Green Theme

Internal Structure of Themes

Let’s look in to how these themes are structures. It follows very simple structure. As you can see in below image it has only two folders inside it and one CSS file. Both folders contains images which are used in generating components and CSS file contains details regarding styling needs to be applied for given theme.

Alfresco Theme Structure

This knowledge will help you to customize themes based on your requirement. I will be posting more on this topic in upcoming article stay tuned.
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