Brightspot CMS User Guide

Changing a site's theme


You can associate a one-off theme at the global and site levels. Using this technique, you can start with an existing theme and then customize individual components, such as text color or localization. For example, if the only difference between one site and another is the text color, you can leverage an existing theme to create a one-off theme for the second site and then change the text color.


You can apply a shared theme at the global and site levels, and Brightspot publishes content using that theme. Any item appearing on the site inherits the theme’s settings. For example, if you associate the theme Frost with the site Brightspot, visitors to the site Brightspot see content rendered with the theme Frost.

To apply a one-off theme to a site:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. Under Sites, select the site to which you want to apply a theme, or select Global to apply the theme to all sites. The Edit Site or Edit Global widget appears.
  3. Under Main, from the Theme list, select One-Off. A form appears.
  4. Under Main, do the following:

    1. In the Field Prefix field, enter a prefix that applies the override to other themes. Other themes with this prefix inherit the settings you make for this theme.
    2. Under Bundle, do one of the following:

      • Select Existing, and select an existing theme bundle.
      • Select New File, and upload a new theme bundle or provide a URL to an existing one.
  5. Under Overrides, under Localization, click add_circle_outline. A form appears.
  6. Select a locale and localization items.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Under Color Palette, select the colors available with this theme.
  9. Click Save.

To apply a shared theme to a site:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. Under Sites, select the site to which you want to apply a theme, or select Global to apply the theme to all sites. The Edit Site or Edit Global widget appears.
  3. Under Main, from the Theme list, select Shared.
  4. From the drop-down list, select the required theme.
  5. Click Save.

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