Zextras theme is a modern-looking theme for Zimbra compatible with Zimbra 8.6 and above including Zimbra 9. It does not change any classic UI element or functionality, so you don’t need to spend any time getting accustomed to it. When it comes to visually more pleasant themes, the Zextras theme is truly unique that no other available themes get even close to it. It doesn’t simply provide you with a graphically better-looking workplace, it also constructs a more enjoyable and easier work experience by offering more proportional buttons, better visibility, and readability for your users.
How to install Zextras theme on your Zimbra
If you are a Zextras Suite user you will automatically get this theme from Zextras Suite 3.1.5 and above, otherwise the system administrator should install it manually on the Zimbra server as follows.
Note: Zextras Theme can not be installed individually by the users, it should always be installed by the system administrators on the Zimbra server in order to make it available to the users.
If you are a system administrator who wants to install the Zextras theme manually on your Zimbra server so that the users will be able to use the theme, you need to download the package, install it on your server then restart the Zimbra Web Application. Here is how you do it in detail
1. On your Zimbra server download the package by:
2. Extract the downloaded package by
tar xvf zextras-theme-ubuntu.tgz
tar xvf zextras-theme-centos.tgz
3. Go to the extracted directory
4. Execute the installation script
5. Apply the new theme with zmskindeploy to be sure
su - zimbra -c 'zmskindeploy /opt/zimbra/jetty/webapps/zimbra/skins/zextras/'
6. Restart the Zimbra Web Application (mailboxd) by
su - zimbra -c 'zmmailboxdctl restart'
Now your users will find the Zextras theme in the Preferences, under Appearance to select and save.
Zextras Theme New Versions
Zextras theme will be updated regularly in the future. If you are a system administrator who has already installed the Zextras theme separately but wants only to upgrade, you can learn how to upgrade to the new version in the following post on our community blog: