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installing a theme


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Grande Dame

Community Member, 2 Posts

7 June 2008 at 11:26am

Hello,
Please could someone set out very simple instructions for installing a theme. I have found Sapphire and the _config.php direction but am unsure as to what to do next.
I would also like very simple instructions as to how to change the header and footer of the theme (include a logo, slogan etc).
My programming knowledge is rather scrappy - I started with binary, back in history when computers filled whole rooms and we used bits of cardboard with holes in them.
thanks

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ChevronX

Community Member, 6 Posts

8 June 2008 at 12:26am

Edited: 08/06/2008 12:27am

http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=themes

Simply unpack the contents of the zip file into your /themes directory.
Change to theme by putting the following line in your ./mysite/_config.php:

SSViewer::set_theme("themename");

Visit your homepage, ensuring you flush the cache (append ?flush=1 to the url).

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Grande Dame

Community Member, 2 Posts

8 June 2008 at 6:53pm

Yes, thank you.
I have located /mysite/_config.php
edited it with
SSViewer::set_theme("bookstore")
and followed with flushing the cache on my homepage.

The edit does not seem to have been saved.

I suspect I have missed something.