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A theme is a collection of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS files), php files, JavaScript, and other files that define how your site looks and how its content is organized.

These files specify the design elements your UDrupal site uses and where those elements appear on each node (page, story, blog, etc.). The theme will also specify the layout of regions on a page.

There are many ways in which you can obtain a new look and feel to your site:

  1. Choose from the set of UD provided themes.
  2. Download free themes from and upload them to your site's themes folder.
  3. Contract a devloper either on-campus or off-campus to build a theme that suits your site.

As suggested above, option 1 is available to all UDrupal service users. UD Information Technologies will maintain a set of central themes that comply with the UD branding requirements. Options 2 and 3 will require users to upload the theme directly to a site's themes folder.

For more information on obtaining or using themes on the UDrupal servers, please read the UDrupal Handbook or contact us. Alternatively, you can learn more about Drupal theming, in general, by visiting

All Web projects should be discussed with the UD Office of Communications & Marketing (OCM). The staff at OCM can provide advice and assistance in branding and organization for your site.

Office of Communications & Marketing
The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2791


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