Website Multi Theme

Support different theme per website

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Tecnativa, IT-Projects LLC
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Website Multi Theme

Allow the website admin to set a different theme for each website.

The theme might be not just a theme-module, but any set of themes and even particular views from any module (e.g. view website.custom_footer from website module). It also means, that theme is not just a styling, but a content as well.

How it works

Core idea is as following

  • Find views created by theme-module and mark them as multi-views (website.theme.asset) additionally to one specified manually via XML (see demo/themes.xml as an example). The method _convert_assets is responsible for it.
  • Set active to False for multi-views. See method _find_and_deactivate_views.
  • Apply Multi-theme (record in new model website.theme) to the specific website. See method _multi_theme_activate
    • Make some magic with technical views website.assets_frontend and website.layout.
      • Duplicate patterns from templates/patterns.xml
      • In layout_pattern replace {theme_view} placeholder to a duplicate of assets_pattern
      • Corresponding duplicated pattern will be used as a new value for inherit_id field in duplicated multi-views that originally extend web.assets_frontend, website.assets_frontend or website.layout.
    • Duplicate multi-views of the multi-theme and its dependencies (other multi-themes). In duplicates, the field inherit_id is changed to other duplicated views or duplicated patterns when possible


To make this module work, you need to either:

  • Install any of the officially supported themes:
    • theme_bootswatch
  • Install any of the unofficially supported themes (at your own risk):
    • theme_anelusia
    • theme_artists
    • theme_avantgarde
    • theme_beauty
    • theme_bewise
    • theme_bistro
    • theme_bookstore
    • theme_clean
    • theme_enark
    • theme_graphene
    • theme_kea
    • theme_loftspace
    • theme_mongolia
    • theme_nano
    • theme_notes
    • theme_odoo_experts
    • theme_orchid
    • theme_treehouse
    • theme_vehicle
    • theme_yes
    • theme_zap

Themes in the above lists will become multiwebsite when installed along this module. If they get installed after ``website_multi_theme``, update this module manually, or it will not be notified of such change.


To configure this module, you need to:

  1. Go to Website Admin > Configuration > Settings and choose or create
    a Website.
  2. Press Advanced > Multiwebsite theme > Reload.
  3. In Advanced > Multiwebsite theme, pick one of the available themes.

Once you save, any website that has no Multiwebsite theme selected will have, the default plain Bootstrap theme, and those that do have one will get it.

Of course, your Odoo instance must be reachable by all of the provided host names, or nobody will ever see the effect. But that is most likely configured through your DNS provider and/or proxy, so it is not a matter of this addon.

If you want to test this behavior, think that localhost and are different host names.


To use this module, you need to:

  1. Follow the configuration steps.
  2. Enter any of the websites you modified.
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Development FAQ

How to develop a multiwebsite-ready theme?

Check demo/themes.xml. It includes a demo theme that will serve as a template for you. This demo theme turns primary buttons green, so you can test if it is applied or not easily.

How to convert a single-website theme in a multi-website one?

Check data/themes_bootswatch.xml. You must do that. You can consider adding the support directly in this addon, given it will just do nothing if the single-website theme addon is not installed (it acts as a soft dependency).

How to get multiwebsite-specific views updated?

This addon is conservative by default, meaning that in production databases views will not be updated if they already were created (except for the ones copied from templates/patterns.xml).

To force your website getting updated views for all views from a base theme that has changed, you should disable the website multi theme (to make the engine remove all views) and then re-enable it again (to recreate them from scratch).

This does not happen in demo or development instances, where views arch is always updated.

Known issues / Roadmap




Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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