When using:

bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

Only the blank and luma theme will be generated but not the admin one.

Does anyone know if there is a setup somewhere to specify the themes?

2 Answers 2


try to run:

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy --area adminhtml
  • Strange but actually works for me when using other Locales than en_US. Without "--area" only frontend is generated.
    – leedch
    Commented May 22, 2017 at 12:25
--area (-a) 

Generate files only for the specified areas. The default, with no option specified, is to generate files for all areas. Valid values are adminhtml and frontend

For admin

php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy --area adminhtml

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