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How to call or point to the 'current theme' in PHP files?


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27 January 2012 at 4:06am Community Member, 94 Posts

quick question: Does anyone know how you can call the 'current' theme in the PHP code - I'm looking for the equivalent of $ThemeDir used on the templates, but for use on the php code files. Something like $this->Theme()?

eg. instead of

static $icon = "themes/FuelCMS/images/treeicons/folderauto";

it would be something like

static $icon = "themes/".$this->Theme."FuelCMS/images/treeicons/folderauto";


27 January 2012 at 4:27am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts



20 March 2013 at 2:05am Community Member, 107 Posts

Hi, trying this in SS3.0.3 & I get the wrong theme. I get the theme set in _config.php which is only the default theme not the current. removing SSViewer::set_theme('simple'); will cause SSViewer::current_theme() to return nothing !
is this a bug or has it changed in SS3 ?