I created my own theme based on the blank theme but I can not get it to show in Admin

    <package code="default">
        <theme version="" code="brent" parent="demo" featured="1">
            <title>Brent Super Theme</title>
                <magento_version from="" to="*"/>

I did also find the themes in the database

SELECT * FROM core_theme

and I did a test by removing the blank theme and now it doesn't show in admin!

Do I need to setup some sort of initialization? enter image description here

  • Are you using version yet? It makes another significant change to theme organisation. Oct 7, 2013 at 21:17
  • no I have dev45, I just upgraded, now I have to upgrade my Zend Server to 5.4 :( Oct 7, 2013 at 22:09
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the pre-alpha/unreleased Magento 2.0 product deemed OT by this meta thread: meta.magento.stackexchange.com/questions/79/…
    – davidalger
    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:12
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    I've added my $0.02 on that meta thread. I'd rather cut over sooner than later, and plenty of the Magento heavy hitters are already working with the pre-alpha. I suggest aggressive enforcement/provision of tags to solve the problem of future context.
    – benmarks
    Oct 8, 2013 at 11:53
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a pre-alpha version of Magento 2 and no longer relevant. Apr 20, 2016 at 7:52

1 Answer 1


You defined your theme but it doesn't look like you made it active.

  • Mark I found a post to activate, but I don't find my link in admin? System -> design -> theme activate? Oct 7, 2013 at 19:49

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