Back-Office Themes

A theme is a set of CSS and/or SCSS files that customize the look and feel of OroPlatform. The theme has the following properties:

Property Required Description
name yes A unique name
label no A string that is displayed in the theme management UI.
styles yes The list of CSS and SCSS files that define the theme.
icon no The theme’s favicon.
logo no A logo that is shown in the theme management UI.
screenshot no A screenshot of the theme to be shown in the management UI.
rtl_support no Defines whether Theme supports RTL and whether additional *.rtl.css files have to be built

You can create themes in two different ways:

Alternatively, you can customize an existing theme instead of creating a new one from scratch.

Application-Specific Themes

Customizing the layout of your Platform application is as easy as defining your custom theme in your application’s configuration using the oro_theme option:

config/config.yml
 oro_theme:
     themes:
         mytheme:
             styles:
                 - mytheme/css/main.css
                 - mytheme/css/ie.css
             label: My Theme
             icon: mytheme/images/favicon.ico
             logo: mytheme/images/logo.png
             screenshot: /mytheme/images/screenshot.png
     active_theme: mytheme

First, you create a theme named mytheme with the My Theme label that uses two CSS files, main.css and ie.css. Secondly, select the theme to be used by setting its name as the value of the active_theme option.

Reusable Themes

In addition to customizing your own application, you can also provide a theme that can be reused in different applications. To achieve this, specify the theme’s options in the settings.yml file that is located in the Resources/public/themes/<theme-name> directory of your bundle:

src/Acme/DemoBundle/Resources/public/themes/acme-theme/settings.yml
 styles:
     - bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/css/main.css
     - bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/css/ie.css
 label: Acme Demo Theme
 icon: bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/images/favicon.ico
 logo: bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/images/logo.png
 screenshot: bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/images/screenshot.png

To use the theme in any application, enable it in the application configuration:

config/config.yml
 oro_theme:
     active_theme: acme-theme

Tip

You can use the oro:theme:list command to get a list of all available themes. Its output looks like this:

List of available themes:
acme-theme (active)
 - label: Acme Demo Theme
 - logo: bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/images/logo.png
 - icon: bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/images/favicon.ico
 - screenshot: bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/images/screenshot.png
 - styles:
     - bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/css/main.css
     - bundles/acmebundle/themes/acme-theme/css/ie.css
demo:
 - label: Demo Theme
 - logo: bundles/oroui/themes/demo/images/favicon.ico
 - styles:
     - bundles/oroui/themes/demo/css/scss/main.scss
     - bundles/oroui/themes/demo/css/style.css
mytheme
 - label: My Theme
 - logo: mytheme/images/logo.png
 - icon: mytheme/images/favicon.ico
 - screenshot: mytheme/images/screenshot.png
 - styles:
     - mytheme/css/main.css
     - mytheme/css/ie.css
oro
 - label: Oro Theme
 - icon: bundles/oroui/themes/oro/images/favicon.ico
 - styles: bundles/oroui/themes/oro/css/style.css

Finally, clear the cache and dump all assets:

php bin/console cache:clear
php bin/console assets:install --symlink
php bin/console oro:assets:build

Overriding Themes

The configuration files of all available themes are merged when the service container is being compiled. Since the merge process overrides values if they are defined in more than one file, you can make use of it when you need to customize an existing theme.

For example, let’s suppose that you want to use the Oro theme from the OroUIBundle with a custom label and favicon. The definition of the Oro theme as defined in the bundle looks like this:

label: Oro Theme
icon: bundles/oroui/themes/oro/images/favicon.ico
styles:
    - bundles/oroui/themes/oro/css/style.css

Place the settings.yml file in the Resources/public/themes/oro directory of your bundle and define the values you want to change:

src/Acme/DemoBundle/Resources/public/oro/
 label: Custom Oro Theme
 icon: images/custom_favicon.ico

Caution

If you override themes from third-party bundles, you have to make sure that your bundle is registered after the bundle it is overriding the themes from:

src/AppKernel.php
 class AppKernel extends OroKernel
 {
     public function registerBundles()
     {
         $bundles = [
             // ...
             new ThirdParty\Bundle\ThirdPartyBundle(),
             // ...
             new Acme\DemoBundle\AcmeDemoBundle(),
             // ...
         ];

         // ...
     }

     // ...
 }