Control Panel is Unstyled¶
CSS is not being applied to the Control Panel
Troubleshooting Control Panel CSS¶
If the control panel appears without styling, first check to make sure that the themes folder exists and contains a complete cp_themes folder. You may wish to re-upload the themes/cp_themes folder to ensure it is complete.
If all themes files are present, the server that ExpressionEngine is installed on may have PHP running with an open_basedir restriction. In these cases, that restriction prevents PHP script files from accessing anything that resides in directories above its path. The solution is to move the cp_themes folder into the system folder. Do not move the entire themes folder, just the cp_themes folder. ExpressionEngine will automatically discover it, and the Control Panel will then be styled properly.