I'm starting my first foray into developing a theme for Magento 2 and currently it's not listing my theme when I go to Stores > General > Design, only Luma and Blank.

I have set up the theme with the directory structure as outlined here and added an entry for the theme in dev/tools/grunt/configs/registration.php

Does anyone have any advice?

3 Answers 3


Make sure that your Magento application is in developer mode.

php bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

create folder structure and place 2 files in theme root:





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

Apply your theme: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/frontend-dev-guide/themes/theme-apply.html

Delete all files in the pub/static/frontend and var/view_preprocessed directories.

Deploy static resources (SSH to magento root)

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Clear cache and reload.

  • In registration.php do I change the THEME in \Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrar::THEME, to my theme name?
    – evilscary
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 16:14
  • No just replace [vendor] & [theme] with the path to your theme
    – Joshua34
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 16:16
  • I wasn't in developer mode. Thanks so much!
    – evilscary
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 16:24

It should be there automatic. Check for typing mistakes.

Clear Caches... switch to developer mode:

./bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

Try to upgrade your magento setup. You need to run the following command to update the database schema.

bin/magento setup:upgrade

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