I have the following in my template.php file, in my custom theme:

function shriver_css_alter(&$css) {

It doesn't work, though. I can disable other stylesheets this way, but not this one. I know I can disable this stylesheet in civicrm settings, but then it is disabled on the back end as well. I only want it to be disabled on the public pages. Since I use a different admin theme than my public one, I thought it made sense to disable it for my public theme only.

Can someone help me to get this to work? Or, if you know a different method, that would be good, too. Thank you.

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This is the correct way to disable civicrm.css on the front end. Put this in the template.php file of your theme:

function shriver_css_alter(&$css) { unset($css['sites/all/modules/civicrm/css/civicrm.css']); }

Manually enter the path to the css. When I used drupal_get_path('module','civicrm'), it would output sites/all/modules/civicrm/drupal/css/civicrm.css. Not sure why it added 'drupal' to the path but that was the problem.

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    today I tried removing the civicrm css from the public page by adding function shriver_css_alter(&$css) { unset($css['sites/all/modules/civicrm/css/civicrm.css']); } to the themes template.php. Unfortunately it didn't work. The path to the css is the right one. Did something change during the last years? Oct 7, 2020 at 13:41
  • Thanks for this, two notes: 1. This snippet hard-codes the file path location of the civicrm module, your location may be different (e.g. sites/default/modules/civicrm). 2. This function works equally well in a module (assuming the module's order is after civicrm).
    – Alan Dixon
    Jan 29, 2021 at 17:02

You can also use the CiviCRM Theme module in Drupal Administration menus:

Drupal Modules Menu

Then, the following menu appears at the bottom of the Drupal Appearance menu:

Allow different themes to be used for front-facing CiviCRM pages

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