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Themes allow you to personalise the 'look and feel' of Confluence. You can apply a theme to your entire Confluence site or to individual spaces. Choose a specific theme if you want to add new functionality or significantly alter the appearance of Confluence.

Confluence comes with a selection of themes. In addition, a site administrator can install new themes as plugins via the Confluence Administration Console. Provided that the theme is installed into your Confluence site, any space administrator can apply a theme to a space.

By default when you create a new space, the space will have the Confluence default theme.

To apply a theme to a space:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Look and Feel on the sidebar.
    You'll need Space Admin permissions to do this. 
  2. Choose Themes and select a theme option.
  3. Choose Confirm

    Screenshot: Applying a theme

If your space is using the Documentation theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Admin at the top of the screen.
    Note: The 'Space Admin' option appears only if you are a space administrator for the space or you are a super user (a member of the confluence-administrators group).
  2. Choose Themes from the space administration options
  3. Select a theme option.
  4. Choose Confirm.


  1. Anonymous

    Is there a way that I can change the default theme to be used for new spaces? I want all new spaces I create to use the same theme.

    1. Hi,

      Unfortunately, this is currently not achievable in Confluence and there is already an improvement request for it:

      Feel free to cast a vote to increase its popularity, comment on it, and watch it for future updates.


  2. Joachim,

    Is there a way to bulk change themes? Maybe even some SQL? I want to change all personal spaces from the deprecated Clickr theme to the global default theme.



    1. Anonymous

      I second this question: I want to programmaticaly work out which space uses which theme.


      1. Anonymous

        I think I've found the answer to my own question: [] gives useful sql pointers for theme data.

        Looks like the information needed is held in the bandana table:

        • space id is held in bandanacontext column
        • theme is held in bandanavalue

        cheers, Helen

  3. Anonymous

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       |value=[view count|first view date|last view date]
       |format=[date format]
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  4. Anonymous

    Can you have a custom design/layout or color scheme?



  5. Anonymous

    I have several pages setup in a 'Space' with the default theme.  When I change it to 'Documentation Theme', I'm left with just one of the pages; all others have disappeared.  How do I add the missing ones to the sidebar?





  6. Anonymous

    Followup: It turns out that the pages weren't actually linked to the parent page.  So they don't show on the 'Document' theme, but do show on the default theme.


  7. Is there any way to have multiple themes for pages within a space?

    In other words, I want a subset of the pages within a space to have a document theme but not all.  the overarching question being, can I give a specific page a document theme?