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Technical Name website_multi_theme
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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.

It adds controls to make managing multiple websites easier:

  • Drop-down list to switch to a different website.
  • Change the related website of pages in the page properties dialog with checkboxes.
  • Adds the field website_ids to the website.page tree.

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.
  4. Via Edit button (fa-external-link) add Default Theme to Sub-themes of the selected theme to make multi-footer work.

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.

How to test on runbot?

  • Open [[ Website ]] >> Configuration >> Settings

  • Switch Website field from Website localhost to Website

  • Click fa-external-link icon to edit the Website

  • At Website Domain field copy-paste build domain and add something right after the first dot, for example:

    Original domain: 3308093-10-0-28910f.runbot2.odoo-community.org
         New domain: 3308093-10-0-28910f.second-website.runbot2.odoo-community.org
  • Click [Save] to save changes at the Website

  • Now you can use unchanged build domain for website called Website localhost and updated domain for website called Website

Known issues / Roadmap

  • Private themes support is not guaranteed.
  • There is no UI to remove websites. Do it through an odoo shell.
  • Theme picker should include some kind of thumbnail if possible.
  • If you install any of the supported themes after installing this addon, you will have to press Reload in the website config wizard to make it notice the change.
  • If you install any unsupported theme along with this addon, it would possibly become the base for all those supported, which can easily lead to weird situations and errors.




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.

To contribute to this module, please visit https://odoo-community.org.

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Re: Cannot Install this module
Purnendu Singh
on 8/1/18, 10:07 AM

@chandni: Hope you already solved this issue but this is just for reference. Try these commands. apt-get install ruby-compass gem install compass bootstrap-sass

Re: Cannot Install this module
Frank Schellenberg
on 2/16/18, 4:05 AM

@Chadni You have to install this on your Odoo system. Not sure what you are using. Please check this thread when your system is Ubuntu Linux: https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/ubuntu-16-04-how-to-install-sass-for-odoo-123090 Feel free to ask any question on the modules development platform here: https://github.com/OCA/website/issues

Cannot Install this module.
on 1/24/18, 8:08 AM

It is giving error of: Unable to install module "website_multi_theme" because an external dependency is not met: Unable to find 'sass' in path. Can you please help me with this?