What do you want a new ExpressionEngine 2.0 CP theme to look like?

I hear people are not happy with the themes that come with ExpressionEngine 2.0. I might take a stab at making one if there is enough interest.

What do you want it to look like? I have heard people say they want a better “corporate” theme. I personally think the “Corporate” theme that comes with EE 2.0 looks pretty good. What do you want different? Let me know and maybe I’ll try to design a theme.


EE 2.0 CP Default theme


EE 2.0 CP Corporate theme


EE 2.0 CP Fruit theme

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Gravatar for Marty Romero 1 Marty Romero January 15, 2010

Hey Mike, I just installed EE 2.0 and it only shows the default theme. I don’t suppose you might know how I can install these others. I kind of dig the corporate theme as well.

Gravatar for Mike Lohrman 2 Mike Lohrman January 15, 2010


If you login to your expressionengine.com account and click on the “Downloads” link you will see the themes available for download. Download them and stick them in your themes folder. Then when you go to Admin>General Configuration you will see the “Default Control Panel Theme” dropdown and it will list the new themes.

Let me know if you have any problems.

Gravatar for Marty Romero 3 Marty Romero January 15, 2010

Perfect, that did it! Awesome design by the way.

Gravatar for Leonard 4 Leonard March 28, 2010

If there was an easy way to brand a CP theme - e.g. a way to include a company logo that shows up in the control panel or an easy way to change a couple of the colours to be company colours - I think that would be popular.

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