Warning: You are browsing the documentation for PrestaShop 1.7, which is outdated.
You might want to read an updated version of this page for the current version, PrestaShop 8.
There is no longer any theme data in the database with PrestaShop 1.7. Hence a theme is installed as soon as it is on the disk.
If you want the theme to appears in the backoffice, it only needs to contain a
This will only display it, if you want to select it as your active theme, it has to be valid. Read “What
makes a valid theme”.
Once it is active you can export your theme using the “Export current theme” button or use the command from your terminal.
php bin/console prestashop:theme:export THEME_DIRECTORY_NAME
php app/consoleinstead of
php bin/consolefor versions prior to 1.7.4
Exporting your theme using the button or the command line will export the following data:
theme.yml(See theme.yml doc)