How to Change your sub-users to PaperLantern via WHM

In this tutorial we will show you how to change the cPanel theme from the x3 to Paper Lantern in WHM. This is recommended since cPanel is no longer supporting the x3 theme. Read more in our full announcement on cPanel Replacing x3 With Paper Lantern.

NOTE: This guide requires WHM access. WHM access is included (at no extra charge) with our Dedicated Server, VPS, and Reseller Hosting plans.

Changing the cPanel Theme in WHM

  1. Log into WHM.
  2. cpanel paper lantern modify an account whm

    Click the Modify an Account link in the Account Functions section.

  3. cpanel paper lantern account selection whm

    Select the account you want to change the theme for, then click the Modify button.

  4. cpanel paper lantern paper lantern cpanel theme

    Click the drop-down box next to cPanel Theme and choose paper_lantern.

  5. cpanel paper lantern save account modifications cpanel

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save button.

    Now when the customer logs into cPanel, they will see the Paper Lantern theme displayed.

    Before After
    cpanel paper lantern cpanel x3 theme

    cpanel paper lantern cpanel paper lantern theme


Congratulations, now you know how to change the cPanel theme of a sub-account to Paper Lantern in WHM!

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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