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Community Member, 4 Posts

9 February 2008 at 3:39am

Edited: 09/02/2008 4:08am

Hi there,

Since I discovered Silverstripe a few weeks ago I decided to design a theme. Here you can see it:

It's also my first implementation on Silverstripe, so it shall not be perfect.

How and why should I pack it into a tar.gz? What is the best way to make it ready for a download?

Any other suggestions and / or tips are absolutely welcome!


Koen Romers


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

10 February 2008 at 2:06pm

Hi Koen,

If you are using Windows I recommend using 7-Zip to make the tar.gz. .

Before you submit the theme check that your code matches the HTML and CSS guidelines

Then you can upload the tar.gz file to the themes directory - and then we will check over the theme and approve/disapprove the theme.

A couple hints I suggest before you submit the theme that catches a few people out -

* make sure you have all the typography styles (h1-h6, links, lists, paragraphs, etc)
* you have support for all the main features (menu 1, sub menu, sidebar for widgets)
* Theme tested (and pretty much spot on) in at least IE6, IE7, Firefox 2.
* You are not using any copyrighted Icons or images in the theme.
* The theme follows the coding conventions (html, js).

If those aren't issues then the chance we will disapprove the theme is pretty low. I suggest from just looking at the template on your site that you make the header image / logo text based rather then a image. Just so people just swap the title out easily and hassle free. And the grey text is a bit light for me on my screen.