How to Change Forum Themes of MyBB Forum

How to Change Forum Themes of MyBB

Sometimes you may find that the default theme cannot meet your need especially when you are running a forum with topics about fashion, online games and digital products. In this circumstance, you can go to the Templates & Styles section in the dashboard to Customize or Change the current theme.

You can choose to Create a theme by yourself, and import a theme from a remote URL or local PC. We would recommend uploading a theme file because it is much easier as you do not need to deal with many technical issues. If you want a free theme, there is a long list of recommended themes.

Clicking on the "Download" button will lead to the download page of the theme. Once you have downloaded the zip file, you should follow the steps below to get the theme imported properly.

How to Change Forum Themes of MyBB

1. Log into your hosting control panelFile Managers under the File Management section.

MyBB File Manager

2. Select the Domain of the forum and open the "images" folder.

MyBB Domain

3. In the images directory, click on the "Upload" button and choose the theme file you downloaded before.

MyBB Upload

4. In the list of files, click on the zip file and "Extract" it.

MyBB Zip File

5. Log into the dashboard of your forum, and choose to "Import a Theme" under the Templates & Style section. In this step, you need to extract the theme file locally and select the XML file in the theme folder to upload.

Import File MyBB

6. Find the New theme in the Themes list and click on the icon for "Set as Default" to make it the default theme of your board.