Artisteer related [changing built in prefix]

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Notice: this information was written when Microthemer version 2 was current. On Dec 26th, 2014 version 3 was released with a completely new interface. Some of the information may be redundant, but as much of the functionality remains the same in version 3 we haven't deleted this post.

When I’m exporting an Artisteer generated theme I usually remove the “art-” from the css files.
That makes Blank Artisteer 1.0 not working as expected because Microthemer cannot “recognize” the specific Artisteer tags.
So I made a version of Blank Artisteer which works in such situation.
I will submit it to the Theme Packs repository.


Hi Kehyian,

Thank you very much for submitting a modified version of our Blank Artisteer Micro Theme. Before I publish it, I just have a few questions.

1. Why do you usually remove the β€œart-” from the css files?
2. Do you think many other Artisteer users remove β€œart-” from the css files too?

I just need to make sure that people don’t download the wrong Blank Artisteer Micro Theme for their particular needs. Depending on your answer to my questions, I may just create a blog post for downloading your alternative version which would also explain why it might be useful. I would link to this post from the current Blank Artisteer details page.

Thanks for getting so stuck in with Microthemer!



Hi Sebastian,
Regarding your questions

1. Because I think that css files look better, are more compatible and IMHO it doesn’t offer any advantage.
2. I’m not sure but actually I read this tip in Artisteer forums.

I think that the blog post idea is the best solution.

BTW Microthemer is a very good plugin and I think it has a great potential.

Best regards from Greece



Hi Yiannis,

I’ve published your alternative Blank Artisteer with this tutorial explanation:

Thanks again!



Hey Seb,
Just for the record, I’m a relatively new (3 months) Artisteer user and I started off by renaming my prefix just to personalise the theme, but now remove it for the same reasons as Kehyian. It’s just a seemingly useless piece of the code. I would think that if we both do this, many others do also.


Thanks for pitching in Jon.

Some other users have also confirmed that they remove the “art-” prefix too.


Just arrived. How do I use Microthemer with an existing Artisteer theme I’ve made – not the blank one?



You should be able to use the Theme Pack for ANY Theme you’ve already created with Artisteer:

It’s called a “blank” theme because it contains selectors (for targeting the HTML in your Artisteer-generated Theme) but no CSS style rules.

Perhaps I haven’t fully understood your question…




I think I didn’t understand the product. The penny has dropped πŸ™‚


Great! πŸ™‚

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