Jim Mather

Jim is a Magento Developer for Briteskies. Outside of work, Jim enjoys playing guitar, reading fantasy novels, running 5ks, going to the beach, tinkering with electronic projects, riding rollercoasters, and eating tacos.

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Magento 2 for Newbies: How to Set a Custom Theme Programmatically

Posted by Jim Mather

September 28, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Magento is a powerful framework, but sometimes it isn’t the easiest to figure out. As someone new to Magento 2 development, I find myself relying on the online community to learn how to do the things I need for my job. I recently wanted to find a way to change my site’s theme to my custom theme. I found many tutorials on how to do so through the admin panel, but I wanted a way to make this change programmatically. That way new instances I install would have my new theme as the default, and I would not need to manually change it every time. As I could not find those instructions online, I humbly offer my findings here. Hopefully it will help someone!

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Topics: Magento, Magento 2



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