Themes and skins



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A theme determines the global appearance of a page. The purpose of this is to ensure visual consistency. Themes affect...

A skin determines the frame that is displayed around a portlet.

Use the Themes and Skins portlet to do the following:

You find this portlet under...

If you remove a theme, the references to that theme and the links between that theme and the related skins are also deleted. If you want to remove the skins related to the removed theme as well, apply special care to remove only skins that are related to no other theme than the deleted one. The skins are associated to the portlets.

Therefore, if you have a skin related to several themes, and you delete one of those themes, then the skin will still show under the other themes.

Deleting a theme or skin does not remove the /theme or /skin directory from the server.

Some of the theme and skin titles might not appear correctly if your language preference uses DBCS characters. To correct the display of these titles, change the character set used by your language preference for HTML markup to UTF-8.

Parent topic:

Customize pages

Related concepts

Set the default theme
Set the default skin
Layout of the portal page

Related information

Change the character set for a language