I have worked in magento 1.8.Now I have installed magento 2.0.2 in localhost.I have one theme named Ultimo which i want to apply in magento 2.0.2.This theme is not from magentocommerce.com.

I cant see My theme name here.

I cant see My theme name here.

Then How to select theme from here? What are the steps to apply a theme?

I have tried all the steps from http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/frontend-dev-guide/themes/theme-create.html more than one time.But still not working.

Here are all my files.


Path : D:/wamp/www/testsite/app/design/frontend/Magento/ultimo/theme.xml

<theme xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Config/etc/theme.xsd">


Path: D:/wamp/www/testsite/app/design/frontend/Magento/ultimo/composer.json

    "name": "magento/ultimo",
    "description": "N/A",
    "require": {
        "php": "~5.5.0|~5.6.0|~7.0.0",
        "magento/theme-frontend-luma": "100.0.*",
        "magento/framework": "100.0.*"
    "type": "magento2-theme",
    "version": "100.0.2",
    "license": [
    "autoload": {
        "files": [


Path : Path: D:/wamp/www/testsite/app/design/frontend/Magento/ultimo/registration.php

 * Copyright © 2015 Magento. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.

Can anyone help me ?

  • 1
    It's seem that you are trying to install Magento 1.x theme in Magento 2.x, right ?
    – Arunendra
    Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 5:05

3 Answers 3


Copy the Ultimo files to directory and run the Commands below in the order given consecutively:

  1. php bin/magento module:enable Infortis_Base Infortis_Brands Infortis_Cgen Infortis_Dataporter Infortis_Infortis Infortis_Ultimo Infortis_UltraMegamenu Infortis_UltraSlideshow
  2. php bin/magento setup:upgrade
  3. php bin/magento setup:di:compile
  4. php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

You can reference magento2 docs file from here, you have to go step by step using this docs, http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/frontend-dev-guide/themes/theme-create.html

in your theme.xml file,

parent tag must be <parent>Magento/blank</parent> or <parent>Magento/luma</parent>

Because already two themes are installed in magento 2. so you can extends one of those theme.

Another step is: Go to magento2/dev/tools/grunt/configs/theme.js

add below code after

luma: {
        area: 'frontend',
        name: 'Magento/luma',
        locale: 'en_US',
        files: [
        dsl: 'less'

setup your custom theme code declaration,

ultimo: {
    area: 'frontend',
    name: 'Magento/ultimo',
    locale: 'en_US',
    files: [
    dsl: 'less'

Now remove var folder from root , refresh cache and apply command in cli from root,

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

set developer mode using cli,

php bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

Now your theme are display inside admin. Thanks.

  • Please look at my edited question and answer me if i did any mistake in code. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 5:37
  • If I change <parent>Magento/ultimo</parent> to <parent>Magento/blank</parent>.Then "There has been an error processing your request.Exception printing is disabled by default for security reasons.Error log record number: 1821599746" error occures. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 6:02
  • Whn I apply above command in command promt, this error is shown.'php' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 6:10

Please place your theme directory under app/design/

Please remove var directory and pub/static/frontend/content from magento folder then use this commands in cmd. php bin/magento setup:cache:clean php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

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