Share a theme

Insights in ArcGIS Online
Insights in ArcGIS Enterprise
Insights desktop

Themes can be shared in all Insights deployments. You must be signed in to an ArcGIS organization to share themes from Insights desktop. Themes can be saved locally without being signed in to an organization.

Themes are collections of settings on your ArcGIS Insights page, including colors, text, media, and card types. Themes can be saved, shared, and applied to new pages. Using themes can help you apply a consistent standard to your Insights pages.

Theme items are stored in your ArcGIS organization but can only be used in Insights.

Share your theme

Themes can be shared to create an Insights Theme item.

Complete the following steps to share your theme:

  1. Click the Share and edit page button Share and edit page.
  2. Click Share. The Share as window appears.
  3. Change Type to Theme.
  4. Optionally add a title, a description, and tags. If you've already shared a theme from the same page, the fields will be automatically updated for you. You can still edit any of the fields before sharing.
  5. Choose how you want to share your theme. You can share the theme with the public, with your organization, or with select groups from your organization. If you don't make a selection, the theme will only be available to your account.
  6. Click Share or Update.

Change the shared status

Shared themes are saved as items. The status of the item can be changed using the Share button Share for the item on the home page.

For more information, see Share your work.

Apply a theme to your page

A theme that you created and shared or that was shared with you can be applied to your Insights pages. Complete the following steps to apply a theme to your page:


You must be signed in to apply themes from ArcGIS public or an ArcGIS organization in Insights desktop.

  1. Open the Add to page window using one of the following options:
    • Create a workbook. The Add to page window appears when the workbook is created.
    • Click the Add to page button above the data pane in an existing workbook.
    • Create a page in an existing workbook. The Add to page window appears when the page is created.
  2. Click the Themes tab Themes.
  3. To add a saved theme in Insights desktop, click Local content.
  4. To add a shared theme from your content or your organization, complete the following steps:
    1. Click the tab for your organization.
    2. Use the menu to switch between My content, My groups, and My organization, if necessary.
      Choose the content you want to see from the menu.

      If you are unsure where to find the theme, choose My organization. All themes from your content and groups are also available from My organization.

      The available themes are listed in the content pane.

  5. To add a publicly shared theme from ArcGIS Online, complete the following steps:

    You must be allowed to search for content outside your organization to access public ArcGIS Online content from Insights in ArcGIS Online.

    1. Click the ArcGIS public tab.
    2. Use the menu to switch between Public content and Public groups, if necessary.

      The available themes are listed in the content pane.

  6. Optionally click View details if you want more information about a theme in the list, such as a description.
  7. Choose the theme and click Add.

    The theme is applied to your page.

For more information about the placement of cards when a theme is applied, see Placeholder cards.


Use the following resources to learn more about themes: