How to Change Theme in Magento 2

If you are a consistent reader of my blog posts, you know what a Magento theme is as I’ve already talked about it. Earlier, I showed how to install a theme in Magento 2 and how to create child theme in Magento 2.

A quick recap, the theme in Magento 2 is what defines the appearance of the store in the backend as well as the frontend. Installing the theme in Magento 2 makes your store user-friendly and professional which helps to build your brand name.

Today, I’ll cover the topic to change theme in Magento 2. The steps shown here are in accordance with the latest version Magento 2.3.0

For example, you have the Magento Blank theme now as shown here:

Backend:

1_Backend

Frontend:

2_Before theme in frontend

Steps to Change Theme in Magento 2:

  1. Log in to Admin Panel
  2. Navigate to Content > Design > Configuration
  3. Click Edit theme
  4. In Applied Theme dropdown, select the theme that you want to change to.3_Theme Change
  5. Click Save Configuration.

After you have followed these steps, you can check that the Luma theme is now applied:

Backend:

4_Changed Theme in Backend

Frontend:

5_Luma Theme in Frontend

Your store got a new makeover! You can change the theme to any custom theme that you have installed using the above method.

You can also refer to the video tutorial to Change Theme in Magento 2 from our Magento 2 video tutorial series:

How to Change Theme in Magento 2 1


Please use the Comments section below to ask any doubts about the method.

Thank you.

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Sanjay Jethva

Sanjay is a co-founder at Meetanshi. He is a Certified Magento Developer who loves creating Magento E-commerce solutions. Owing to his contributions in Magento Forums and posting solutions, he is among the top 50 contributors of the Magento community in 2019. When he is not engrossed with anything related to Magento, he loves to play cricket.

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