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changing theme


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14 January 2008 at 4:15am Community Member, 8 Posts

i just wanted to change the theme from blackcandy to khakikraze. but theres no help to install this. where have i to put the files? i've installed the tar.gz ...



14 January 2008 at 7:38am Community Member, 501 Posts

Find the folder /themes.

Put the folder with the theme name in that folder.

Put this in the _config.php file:


Visit your homepage and flush the cache. ( ?flush=1 )

It's here:

Jack Harry Bill

27 January 2008 at 10:36pm Community Member, 2 Posts

OK I have a similar problem, I cannot get anything other than Black Candy theme to work. I have added 2 themes gecko and pluralism to try out. Edited _config.php - putting this:


in every possible place in the file.

I have done ?flush=1 on the home page and in cms/admin just in case and nothing, zilch, nada it refuses to change. Anyone with any ideas would be much appreciated as I am at a loss what to try next.

Oh yes I have shut down the browser, tried a different one, anda different computer all with the same result.

Jack Harry Bill

28 January 2008 at 12:24am Community Member, 2 Posts

Thanks a million wojtek - you were right I was editing the wrong config file. I hadn't found that one but I was sure there would be a simple explanation.

Thanks again


26 February 2008 at 10:57pm (Last edited: 26 February 2008 11:01pm), Community Member, 1 Post

I can't find a _config.php file in the mysite folder?

I've re downloaded v2.2.1 to check against the copy I have on my machine and neither have a _config.php.

Am i supposed to create a_config.php file and insert the code to point to the correct theme?

Feel i'm missing something so simply here, but can't figure out what. So any help would be appreciated.



26 February 2008 at 11:29pm Community Member, 23 Posts

Rallion... If you choose the tutorial template when installing, your _config.php file is in the tutorial folder and not in the mysite folder. :)


29 February 2008 at 4:08pm Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

Hey thanks guys. It's really cool to see threads like this where people who have come into the open source community over the past 12 months are helping each other out!


1 December 2008 at 7:30pm Community Member, 1 Post

I tried to change the theme on the tutorial _config file and got 404ed. I tried reinstalling to get back to the original _config file, but it preserved the old, non-functional one. What is the current config file? Can you paste the script?