Change WHM Theme

Change WHM Theme


This feature allows you to select the theme that your WHM interface will use.

A cPanel & WHM theme is the skeletal frame on which the style, or “skin,” is placed. The theme contains many underlying elements, such as HTML and CSS. We recommend that you use the x theme for WHM, the x3 or paper_lantern themes for cPanel, and the x3mail theme for Webmail.

Change a theme

To change a WHM theme, click the link that corresponds to the new theme that you wish to use.


When you create your own themes or use a theme that cPanel does not provide, you must ensure that the following files exist:

  • /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/$theme/passwd/changepass.html
  • /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/$theme/passwd/index.html

These files control interfaces that the system uses whenever you must change a cPanel user’s password. If you do not copy or create these interfaces, users cannot change their passwords if the following conditions are true:

  • You used WHM’s Force Password Change interface (Home >> Account Functions >> Force Password Change) to require the user to change the account’s password.
  • The user’s password is too old or too weak, as defined in WHM’s Configure Security Policy interface (Home >> Security Center >> Configure Security Policies).

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