Theme Settings

The primary files that determine theme settings are located in the theme root directory: theme.json and theme-ui.json. Theme settings determine options for your site such as metadata, default fonts, product image sizes, content types, and more. You can choose to expose individual settings for configuration in Admin or leave their configuration up to theme developers.


This file contains the majority of theme settings. Many of the settings are provided by default in the Kibo Core Theme, but you can modify any setting or add additional settings as you choose. By default, the settings in theme.json are organized into the following top-level arrays:

aboutMetadata about the theme such as the author, theme name, default language, and device support.
editorsA collection of editors available for the theme, which expose configuration menus in Admin.
emailTemplatesA collection of email templates available for the theme.
backOfficeTemplatesA collection of back-office templates available for the theme, such as order details or packaging slips.
pageTypesA collection of page types available for the theme, such as "About Us", "Landing Page", "Category", "Cart", etc.
settingsA variety of settings for the theme, such as default sort options, font size, image settings, page size options, product details options, cart behavior, search preferences, and more.
widgetsA collection of content widgets available for the theme, with their relevant configuration data, such as the display name, widget icon, and view data (either a custom editor or an edit view field) for configuring widgets in Admin. These widgets display in Site Builder when viewing the Content pane.
layoutWidgetsA collection of layout widgets, with their relevant configuration data, geared principally at enabling Site Builder users to create variable-width columns for page content. These widgets display in Site Builder when viewing the Layout pane.

You can view the contents of the latest theme.json file on Github


This file contains a collection of menus that allow merchants to configure theme settings through Admin. In theme-ui.json, you set up xtypes such as a panel or mz-input-checkbox to build the menus that Admin users can later configure by going to Main > Site Builder > Themes, clicking the dots on a theme, and selecting Settings. The following code is an example of options that show up under the "General" panel for theme settings:

    "xtype": "panel",
    "title": "General",
    "collapsed": false,
    "items": [
            "xtype": "mz-input-checkbox",
            "name": "showAddressTypeDropdown",
            "fieldLabel": "Show Address Type dropdown in Address Forms (Residential/Commercial)"
            "xtype": "mz-input-checkbox",
            "name": "enablePartialCaching",
            "fieldLabel": "Enable partial caching using the Hypr {% partial_cache %} tag"

The Theme Settings page and general settings

To make the theme-ui.json settings accessible to the rest of your theme, add the same settings to the settings object in theme.json, making sure to provide default values for the setting for cases when merchants do not provide values of their own. For example, if a couple of inputs you add to theme-ui.json are named settingA and settingB, you would add these settings to theme.json as follows:

"settings": {
    "settingA": "default",
    "settingB": false,

When Admin users configure settings in Site Builder using the menus you create in theme-ui.json, Kibo saves these settings in a CMS document that merges with the settings in theme.json. If a setting is set through both theme.json and a menu provided by theme-ui.json, Kibo uses the value of the latter.

Access Theme Settings in Hypr Templates

Use the themeSettings variable to access theme settings from theme.json in a Hypr template. For example:


{% for size in themeSettings.pageSizeOptions %}
{% endfor %}

Access Theme Settings in Stylesheets

Theme settings are available in stylesheets through the @theme-settings-settingName LESS variable. You can access any theme setting from your theme.json file using this syntax, as shown in the following example, where the font size set in theme.json is set to the value of another variable for organizational purposes in your stylesheets:


@fontSize:    @theme-settings-fontSize;

Access Theme Settings in JavaScript Files

To access theme settings in a script file, require hyprlive in the define function and then access the theme setting using the Hypr.getThemeSetting('settingName') syntax within a function. The following example shows the beginning of the scroll-nav.js script, which accesses the gutterWidth theme setting:

define(['modules/jquery-mozu', 'hyprlive', 'underscore', 'modules/api', 'shim!vendor/bootstrap/js/affix[jquery=jQuery]', 'shim!vendor/bootstrap/js/scrollspy[jquery=jQuery]'], function ($, Hypr, _, api) {
    if (!'(max-width: 800px)')) {
        var gutterWidth = parseInt(Hypr.getThemeSetting('gutterWidth'), 10);
        $(document).ready(function () {