I have created a new theme as described in here (http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/xpDocViewer.xsp?lookupName=IBM+WebSphere+Portal+8+Product+Documentation#action=openDocument&res_title=Copy_the_static_resources_for_your_theme_wp8&content=pdcontent ). The theme is registered and when I try to make changes in theme_en.html and theme.html to remove the footer, the changes are not reflected and have to restart the server to view the changes. I believe in web-dav the changes should be shown instantly, not sure why the re-start is required. Any help with this please. I am using Portal Express 8.