[HOW TO] Manage Plesk branding using CLI or through database


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[HOW TO] Manage Plesk branding using CLI or through database

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux


Is there any CLI utility to manage Plesk branding?


I. Changing Plesk Branding through CLI:

It is possible to manage Plesk Branding using branding_theme utility. The utility can de used for working with custom themes that enable changing appearance and branding settings for Plesk.

For information about working with custom themes, refer to Advanced Administrator Guides for Linux

The usage is given below:

    # branding_theme <command> <option 1> <param>

For example, the following command retrieves default Plesk theme package and saves it in a ZIP archive:

    # /usr/local/psa/bin/branding_theme -p –name default -destination /usr/local/psa/theme.zip

Plesk Branding CLI utility syntax is available in Command Line Utilities Guide .

II. Changing Plesk Branding through database

Before modifying database, create PSA database backup according to instructions here:

  • 213904125 How to backup/restore a Plesk database dump?

To change Plesk Title, use the following query:

    # mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` psa -e "update misc set val='MyTitle' where param='custom_title';"

To change Plesk Logo and URL attached to it, use the following instructions:

  1. Put the desired image into /usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/images/logos/ directory.

  2. In Plesk database, check which ID the logos have:

    mysql> select val from misc where param='logo_id';

    If there are no any entries, any ID can be used for updating database. If there is an output like below, use ID that is specified (val=2):

    | val |
    | 2 |
  3. Update the database:

    mysql> replace Logos set `id`='2', `name`='image.png', `fake`='image.png', `url`='http//example.com';
    mysql> replace into misc (param, val) values("logo_id", "2")
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