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The theme is the main force that defines the look & feel of a Confluence site or individual space.

The THEME is the main force that defines the look and feel of a Confluence site.

The word THEME is used by Atlassian to define applying a theming add-on, like Theme Press. Additionally, Brikit uses the word THEME to define the overall branded design applied within the Theme Press environment.

When you install the Theme Press add-on, your default theme (Lumen) is automatically installed as well. Lumen can't be modified, but you can COPY Lumen and then modify it as you wish to create a very customized look and feel for your entire site. You can also apply themes to a specific space.

When the administrator installs Theme Press, they will be responsible for assigning editing privileges to the appropriate team members to work on customizing themes. Designers may also need to apply those themes to specific spaces in the site, and won't be able to do so if they don't have the the necessary permissions.

Setting the Theme for the Whole Site

You can determine the theme to which all Theme Press spaces default. Use the following procedures to set the site default.

Default Theme

Prior to Theme Press 1.2, we called this the default theme.

  1. Open the Theme tab:
  2. Under the Themes section, expand the Site Theme accordion.
  3. Click the magnifying glass to the right of the Site Theme setting.
  4. A popup window opens.
  5. Click a theme from the Available Themes section.
  6. The Change Site Default Theme window opens.
  7. Confirm the change by checking the box.
  8. Click the OK button.
  9. Wait for the theme to update.

Setting the Theme for a Space in the Site

In some cases, you may need to apply a different theme to a specific space. Complete the following instructions to do so.

  1. Open the Architect tab.
  2. Expand the Space Theme accordion.
  3. Click the Use Space Theme button.
  4. Click the magnifying glass to the right of the Space Theme setting.
  5. A popup window opens.
  6. Click a theme from the Available Themes section.

    You manage and design themes in the Theme tab.

  7. The Change Space Theme window opens.
  8. Click the OK button to confirm the change.
  9. Wait for the theme to update.

Controlling Access and Visibility of Themes


At the bottom of each tab in the Designer is the Access accordion. From here, you determine who can see the current tab. In order to see this accordion, you must be a space or Confluence administrator.

Page Tab

(generic and architect pages)
Architect TabTheme Tab

space administrator

space administrator Confluence administrator

Access permissions for the Page and Architect tabs apply to the current space. For the Theme tab, access permissions apply across the site.

Grant Access

To grant access, complete the following steps.


User groups must have space edit (add) permissions to see the tab.

  1. Open the appropriate tab in the Designer:
    1. Page (generic page)
    2. Page (architect page)
    3. Architect
    4. Theme
  2. Expand the Access accordion.
  3. In the User Groups field, add one or more groups.

Page Restrictions

If the user cannot see the Page or architect tabs, verify that the user can edit the page.

If you leave the User Groups field blank, the following users can see each tab.

Pagepage editor
Bannerpage editor
Headerpage editor
Layoutpage editor
Menupage editor
Footerpage editor
Architectspace administrator
ThemeConfluence administrator

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