Changed theme, can't change it back.


Oct 30, 2014
Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
PLS someone help me !

Hello everyone,
I'am from Bulgaria and really hope someone to tell me what to do with my c-panel. The problem is I change in my c-panel "Switch Theme" it was x3 and I changed to x2 and now everything is big mass and I can't changed back to x3 ver or I can't see were is that option. Please someone tell me what to do is really big pain in the.... for me.


Well-Known Member
Aug 21, 2003
La Crosse, WI
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I just had a customer change their theme to "x2" and couldn't figure out how to get it back to something usable. I see I still have the outdated "x" and "x2" themes on this server.

To prevent this from happening again, I did the following:

1) I created /var/cpanel/themes.conf and put x3 and paper_lantern in there
2) I removed the /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x and /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x2 directories

I thought, OK, that must fix this. BUT, when I log in as the user, and click the icon to "Change Style" I am still being offered x.

Am I confusing "themes" and "styles" or are they the same thing? How can I remove "x" from the "Change Style" area? FYI, I'm on 11.44 Stable, if it matters.

- Scott


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
New I cant change my theme back to X3 as default theme after upgrade, whta must i do, even if you choose the theme it doesnt change.
Hello :)

Could you verify which specific steps you took to change the theme? Also, could you confirm you have read the previous responses to this thread?

Thank you.


Oct 20, 2019
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
Anyone? This is really stupid because I shouldnt even have this problem in the first place. Why there is no option to change your theme back or to another one is ridiculous. If "X" is an outdated and useless theme, why even bother keeping it as an option. Now because I was curious I can't do anything, a third of the options and links are gone on cPanel which included the options to change the theme back. And the ones that are there don't work they way they were working in X3. Is there any other way of changing a theme manually.