Sorry, but all the doc I found are referring to classic Magento 2 install.

The composer installation gives a different Magento file system, so theme tutorials looks useless.

I have tried a lot of hacks, including renaming default Luma theme, having changed of course theme.xml and registration.php settings, but at now it is impossible to have the new theme listed in admin panel.


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The Luma and Blank theme are located under the vendor directory, you want to create your theme in the app/design/frontend directory. The official dev docs do a good job of explaining how to set up a theme.


You're looking in the wrong place. They moved where the theme is SELECTED.

As for installing a theme:


Create the design directory if it doesn't exist - it will work.

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