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theme problem


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21 November 2007 at 12:31am Community Member, 3 Posts


I've installed a clean build of Silverstripe 2.1.1 and i like what i see, but i want to try changing the these to paddygreen.
I've uploaded the theme into /themes/paddygreen

I then changed the setting SSViewer::set_theme('paddygreen'); in /mysite/_config.php

But when i restart the webbrowser, inc the ?flush=1 parameter but i get a completely blank page. i then chance the setting back to blackcandy and it works fine.

I cannot see whats!

Besides that, i love the way the CMS works so far, and can see what i want to do simply and quickly. Thankyou!


21 November 2007 at 1:56am Community Member, 48 Posts

Hi Andy,

I too did exactly what you described. I suspect it is a cache problem ( that seems to be a not too uncommon theme here - pardon the pun ! ).

I did not experience a blank screen as you describe, but I just found sometimes I had to be patient, and eventually the new theme came good.

Also on one or two occasions I found even though paddygreen was the default theme and was mainly working OK, it sometimes reverted back to blackcandy, but then I just refreshed the browser and back came the paddygreen.

cheers, Dave Porter


21 November 2007 at 2:00am Community Member, 3 Posts

Hmm, most strange,

At least i know it's not just me being dense. :-)

I'll play some more and try waiting a short while bewteen refreshes etc and see what happens.

Cheers Dave for the swift reply.

Rgds Andy


24 November 2007 at 4:01pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

But when i restart the webbrowser, inc the ?flush=1 parameter but i get a completely blank page.

This may be an error. If you open up mysite/_config.php and make sure you have Director::set_environment_type("dev"); then try changing the theme again it might come up with a error rather then a blank page.


24 November 2007 at 10:03pm Community Member, 3 Posts

thanks for the pointer willr, I've manged to crack what the problem was last night. for some reason when I copied the files into /themes not all the files copied. I have no idea what made made me check the actual files but i did. I recopied and all is well.

Cheers for your help guys.