Obtaining a Skin Package from Plesk

To obtain the files needed for creating a custom skin, connect to the server through SSH (on Linux) or a Remote Desktop connection (on Windows), and use the command line utility branding_theme available from the following directories created by Plesk installations:

  • On Windows systems: %plesk_cli%. This environment variable usually points to the location C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\bin.
  • On Linux systems: /usr/local/psa/bin/.

The utility packs all the necessary files into a single ZIP archive.

Note: If you access Plesk at the reseller level, and do not have the administrator's access to the server over SSH or Remote Desktop, contact your hosting provider for assistance with obtaining the package.

To retrieve the default Plesk skin package, run the following command:

branding_theme -p -name default -destination <strong class="placeholder"><path/filename.zip></strong>

Where <path/filename.zip> is the path to the file to which Plesk will write the default skin package in ZIP format.

On Windows systems, you need to specify an absolute path to file, for example: c:\tmp\custom_skin.zip.

To retrieve the skin previously customized and uploaded by the server administrator, run the following command:

branding_theme -p -name <strong class="placeholder"><skin_name></strong> -vendor admin -destination <strong class="placeholder"><path/filename.zip></strong>

Where <skin_name> is the name you assigned to the skin when created it.

To retrieve the theme previously customized by a reseller, run the following command:

branding_theme -p -name <strong class="placeholder"><skin_name></strong> -vendor <strong class="placeholder"><reseller's username></strong> -destination <strong class="placeholder"><path/filename.zip></strong>

Note: If the utility shows the message "Branding theme is empty", then it means that the user did not customize any settings through the GUI or by using skins. In such a case, no package will be created, and you will need to obtain the default Plesk skin package.