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Theme Change Problem


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15 November 2010 at 12:33pm (Last edited: 15 November 2010 12:33pm), Community Member, 54 Posts

Oh, me too!

One suggestion for _config

// This line set's the DEFAULT theme. More themes can be
// downloaded from


19 November 2010 at 9:29am (Last edited: 19 November 2010 9:30am), Community Member, 1 Post

Thanks, Sunnybex!

Clicking the site root (just above "Home" in the Page Tree) reveals the theme drop-down selector in the main edit window of the CMS. Very nice.

I find that I can actually comment out the line in /mysite/_config.php and it still works just fine.

// SSViewer::set_theme('whatever');



20 November 2010 at 5:07pm Community Member, 5 Posts

A quick tip if you are not seeing your theme in the drop down list for the CMS; Do not add any underscores (or perhaps any special characters) to the theme name.

As soon as I changed my folder name from: "theme_name" to "themename", I could select it and it worked.