In addition to customizing through the Plesk GUI the logo image, the URL
attached to it, and the browser’s title bar text, you can
change the visual appearance and branding of Plesk by using
custom themes.

Plesk theme is a complete set of CSS styles and images that govern the
visual appearance of the Plesk user interface. You cannot change the
theme, but you can customize Plesk appearance by redefining some styles
and images of the theme (without physical replacement), thus the changes
can be easily reverted.

A theme with redefined set of styles and images is called custom
theme.

For the purpose of creating custom themes, a so-called default theme
package is provided. This package does not include all styles and
images. For example, the CSS file is initially empty in the default
theme package, and you can add styles definitions into it. Only the
styles that affect decorative elements, such as colors, backgrounds, and
fonts are available for modification. Of course, you can add styles that
will redefine the layout; however, we strongly advise against doing so
because it might make some areas or functions of Plesk inoperable.

Custom themes can be created and applied to Plesk by the server
administrator and resellers, one theme per the server administrator or a
reseller account. The changes to the Plesk appearance applied by the
server administrator are visible to all Plesk users. The changes applied
by a reseller are visible only to the reseller and their customers.

To prepare and apply a custom theme, you will need to do the following:

  1. Obtain the files that will be used as a basis for creation of your
    custom theme. You can do this by connecting to the server through SSH
    (on Linux) or a Remote Desktop connection (on Windows), and then
    running the command-line utility branding_theme (on Windows it
    is also available as branding_theme.exe). For details, see
    Obtaining a Theme Package from Plesk.

    Note: If you access Plesk at the reseller level, and do not have the
    administrator’s access to the server over SSH or Remote Desktop,
    contact your hosting provider for assistance with obtaining the
    package.

  2. Download the archive, unpack it, and modify the contained files
    according to your needs: add the styles and replace the graphics
    files with your own ones. Be sure to preserve the directory
    structure. For details, see Modifying the Files.

  3. Pack the directory containing the modified theme into a ZIP archive.
    Upload the archive file to the server and use the command line
    utility branding_theme to apply the custom theme. Find more
    information in Installing Themes to Plesk.

Note: The custom theme will be applied after you log out of Plesk and then
log in again.

If you want to restore the default Plesk styles and images, remove the
custom theme. For details, see Removing Themes from
Plesk.

The description of all commands and options of the branding_theme
utility can be found in the CLI Guide for
Linux or CLI
Guide for Windows.

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