What Are Joomla Content Editor (JCE) Themes?

What Are JCE Themes?

A couple of our blog readers asked if there is a way to change the feel and look of the JCE interface. You can do that with JCE's themes.

In this blog post, I will give you a tour of the JCE's built-in themes. You will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming in JCE 2.8.0 new theme "Retina".

What is JCE?

"Joomla Content Editor" (JCE) is one of our favorite Joomla extensions. It will save you a lot of time and efforts while you work with your Joomla content.

JCE has been around since 2006 and has been outstanding since its launch. It makes content editing ridiculously easy and fast, whatever your task is:

  • Linking
  • Formatting
  • Adding images
  • Spell-checking
  • Create tables and much more.

It's built by Ryan Demmer at https://JoomlaContentEditor.net

What are JCE's themes?

If you would like to change the look and feel of your JCE interface, you need to change its theme. 

At the time of me writing this blog post, JCE features five built-in themes:

  1. Default
  2. Office Blue
  3. Office Silver
  4. Office Black
  5. Touch

The upcoming JCE 2.8.0 will include one more theme - "Retina".

You will find all of them in the "Toolbar Theme" setting of the "Features & Layout" tab of your active JCE profile:

the five themes

Here is how each of the currently available five themes dresses up your JCE toolbar.


the default jce theme

Office Blue

the office blue jce theme

Office Silver

the office silver jce theme

Office Black

the office black jce theme


the touch jce theme

A sneak peek at upcoming JCE theme "Retina"

The JCE upcoming version 2.8.0 will include a new theme - "Retina":

the upcoming retina theme

It will nicely keep your JCE toolbar design consistent with your currently active theme. With "Retina" you will continue managing your Joomla content smoothly and comfortably. You'll have no interruptions to your JCE user experience.

jce toolbar with the retina theme

Note: I've taken this screenshot under JCE 2.8.0 Beta 6. 

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About the author

Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional based in England. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping beginners and web site administrators make the most of it.