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Josh22

Community Member, 2 Posts

12 July 2010 at 1:51pm

Edited: 12/07/2010 2:05pm

I've recently begun tooling around with SilverStripe and I like its potential. I've encountered one issue that I can't seem to track down through my own troubleshooting and my forum/net searches haven't turned up any similar problems either. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

The issue is that my site doesn't seem to do anything when I modify the SSViewer::set_theme('tutorial'); line in mysite/_config.php. When I change it to blackcandy or another theme I downloaded to test and run ?flush=1 absolutely nothing happens. The site just chugs along with the default tutorial theme. In addition to flushing the cache I also ran dev/build?flush=1 to rebuild the DB and the same thing happens. I even manually deleted the contents of silverstripe-cache folder and bounced the server, walked away and came back an hour later and still receive the template theme.

I know SilverStripe is picking up changes to mysite/_config.php because if I type in bogus DB info I'll get the expected errors but for some reason it just seems to chug along as if nothing changed when I attempt to modify the set_theme() setting.

Here's a snippet of my mysite/_config.php just to make sure I'm not crazy:

MySQLDatabase::set_connection_charset('utf8');

// This line set's the current theme. More themes can be
// downloaded from http://www.silverstripe.org/themes/
SSViewer::set_theme('blackcandy');

// Set the site locale
i18n::set_locale('en_US');

SilverStripe v2.4.0

Again, any help is much appreciated, thanks!

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Josh22

Community Member, 2 Posts

13 July 2010 at 2:03pm

Update: I just blew away the whole install, DB and all, and tried again and all is well.

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Varberg

Community Member, 15 Posts

14 July 2010 at 2:07am

I get the same problem when I change the _config.php to

MySQLDatabase::set_connection_charset('utf8');

// This line set's the current theme. More themes can be
// downloaded from http://www.silverstripe.org/themes/
//SSViewer::set_theme('blackcandy');
SSViewer::set_theme('vista');

// Set the site locale
i18n::set_locale('sv_SE');

I still have the black candy theme. Will I have to re-install everything?

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

14 July 2010 at 10:37pm

Varberg have you flushed your cache - yoursite.com?flush=all

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SDH

Community Member, 10 Posts

18 July 2010 at 7:00am

There seems to be lots of confusion on this, changing themes in 2.4.0. I'm a new, confused user.

From the instructions, it looks like changing the SSViewer::set_theme() should just change the theme. I've tried a couple of themes, commenting out their SSViewer settings when I added another, but now although I have just one enabled, the site title/tagline page has a selector with _all_ themes, whether enabled or not, listed and active. Is this intended?

Also, are the themes adapted for 2.4.0, or do some of them break things? Somewhere in my experimenting I picked up the dreaded "javascript parse error", which appears when I try to save any- and everything. (Although for nearly all pages, it appears the save is completing correctly, even though the error appears.) Any hints on getting rid of this error?

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Turdus

Community Member, 2 Posts

18 July 2010 at 9:07am

Hi Willr,

could you explain to me where exactly you have to add this ?flush=all??
I do not understand.
I have my site on the localhost and I don't have an official domainname yet.
Hope you can help me out.

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

18 July 2010 at 9:58am

Turdus have you read the tutorials? this tutorial covers flush and how it works. You need to open a webbrowser and append ?flush=all to the URL (even if you are still on localhost) eg for example if your site is installed on localhost in a folder 'silverstripe' you would visit this url in your browser localhost/silverstripe?flush=all

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Turdus

Community Member, 2 Posts

18 July 2010 at 8:25pm

Hi Willr,

I'm very new to website building, and of course I'm also a bit too impatient to get everything working.
But it is working now!
Thanks a lot!

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