After Neopets revamped the whole site on April 26, 2007, we were given the gift of site themes! For those of you who don't know, they replaced the old sidebars.
Site themes are typically obtained through participating in site events or at particular times of the year. You can see how many site themes a user has by looking at their user lookup in the "Collections" module. (It's right below the stamp count.)
Some site themes are have "special effects." For example, the Happy Birthday site theme increases the rate of random events. Some site themes are rumoured to have special effects, such as the Valentine's Day site theme, but those effects have never been provable or confirmed by TNT.
Changing Your Theme
You may change your site theme on the Site Preferences page. There are several default themes to choose from, along with ones that you have unlocked.
Below is a list of the various types of notifications you might receive and the associated icons in the default site theme. The icons in other themes will typically follow the same style.
|You have received a Neomail.|
|You have been accepted as a NeoFriend!|
|You have received a request to be NeoFriended.|
|Your opponent has accepted your Battle Challenge.|
|You have been challenged by another user in the Battledome!|
|You have received a warning from Neopets!|
|You have received an item!|
|Your offer on a trade has been accepted OR This trade has been cancelled by the owner.|
|Your offer on a trade has been rejected.|
|Your trade has been offered on by another user.|
|One of the offers on one of your trades has been withdrawn.|
|Somebody has offered a pet for you to adopt OR the person you offered your pet to has accepted/rejected the pet. (This icon is the same in every theme.)|
Below is a full listing of the available themes and their previews. We've sorted them into groups of Active themes (currently obtainable), Retired themes (typically from one time events), and Default themes (always available without unlocking).
There are currently 22 retired themes. These themes are no longer obtainable if you were not around for their initial release. They are typically tied to one time site events.
Daily Dare 2019
Awarded to anyone who participated in the 2019 Daily Dare in August 2019.
The Lost Heirloom
Awarded to anyone who spoke with the Ruki merchant on the Lost Heirloom hub page in November 2018.
Automatically awarded to anyone who signed up to participate in the Trouble in Brightvale event in August 2018.
Automatically awarded to anyone who signed up to participate in Dragoyle Hunting to celebrate the Discovery of Meridell in July 2018.
Destroyed Faerie Festival
Automatically awarded when trouble broke out during the 2017 Faerie Festival celebrations.
Awarded to users who played Habitarium while it was still active and then visited the Habitarium page.
Awarded to those who participated in the Spooky Food Eating Contest.
Daily Dare: Chadley
Festival of Neggs
This site theme was awarded for collecting Neggs in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Festival of Neggs. (Particular requirements listed on each year's guide.)
This site theme was awarded with certain prize tiers at the end of the (sometimes) annual Daily Dare.
Tyrannia: Mysterious Obelisk
Awarded to those who participated in the War for the Obelisk.
This site theme was awarded for completing the Treasure Keepers tutorial and redeeming the code after unlocking the Open For Business achievement. The game is no longer available to be played, and old codes from the game cannot even be redeemed any longer.
This site theme was awarded for completing tasks on the day of their release during the Krawk Island Disappearance event. (Awarding of this may be glitched for some users.)
The Faeries' Ruin
This site theme was a plot prize for participating in the Faeries' Ruin plot.
Atlas of the Ancients
This site theme was a plot prize for participating in the Atlas of the Ancients plot.
This site theme could be obtained by redeeming the tenth code given to you through playing the Neopets: Puzzle Adventure video game. In the PC version, you are given this code as part of the storyline; however, in the DS version, you will need to complete a multiplayer match in order to receive it. Puzzle Adventure codes were disabled around January 2018, making this theme no longer available.
Petpet Protection League
This site theme was awarded for completing at least one step in the Petpet Park Mini-Plot.
The Return of Dr. Sloth
This site theme was awarded as a plot prize for participating in the Return of Dr. Sloth plot.
Tale of Woe
This site theme was awarded for completing at least one step in the Haunted Woods plot, A Tale of Woe.
This site theme was awarded for having two or more correct guesses in the Cyodrake's Gaze plot.
This site theme was awarded for completing at least one step in the Lost Desert Plot.
Curse of Maraqua
This site theme was obtained by participating in the Curse of Maraqua plot. It could be purchased for one plot point in the prize shop.
This article was written by: JN Staff