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Hand-picked selection of the best free drupal 7 themes

October 14, 2014 -- William
Last modified on March 2019

Administration themes

Although the search for administration themes is not as popular as regular themes, it makes a big difference for site logged in users, editors, translators and of course, administrators. Try them out, you won't regret it!


This theme brings a beautiful and minimalist design to Drupal 7 Administration. Strongly recommended for people that appreciate design.

Based on the original seven theme, adminimal has several improvements like:

  • Clean minimalist style that makes administration easy and fun.
  • Colored buttons for common tasks like Submit (Green button), Preview (Blue button), Delete (Red button) etc... So your eye rapidly focuses on the button you want to click.
  • Table highlighting. When you hover your mouse on a table row, it will be hilighted to help you see what goes where.
  • Improved navigation using the Adminimal Menu submodule
  • And many more ...


This is one of my personal favourites since drupal 6 (it was quite popular at the time). It features a set of icons for admin pages provided by Drupal core and aggressive styling to reduce visual noise wherever possible.

There is also an alternative Rubik called "Cube" that is also quite nice.


Ember is a responsive administration theme built for use with the Spark distribution. It's simple yet effective administration theme.


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