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The Blog - adding to new custom theme .. help!

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Community Member, 13 Posts

4 July 2009 at 12:42am

Edited: 04/07/2009 12:50am

Hi Guys,

I am a bit at sea. I want to add a blog to my site:

I have followed Aram Balakjian tutorial at -

To set up just the side menu I used some code from the NATUREWEB4 Theme -

I think I have the basic site set up OK. I downloaded the BLOG extention, unzipped, uploaded same. Then I "dev/build?flush=1" my url above.

Now go here -

Note a warning error. I looked this up here at the forum and found that if I changed the SSVIEWER.PHP round line 277 from:

return file_get_contents(SSViewer::getTemplateFile($identifier));


return (SSViewer::getTemplateFile($identifier)) ? file_get_contents(SSViewer::getTemplateFile($identifier)) : '';

It gets rid of this error. THIS IS true, but then I am left with a BLANK CONTENT Area for the blog.

Could somebody PLEASE tell me the undocumented proceedure for adding a blog. LIKE it seems one also needs to add a "subtheme" for a blog:

Main theme is /abcd/
Blog Subtheme is /abcd_blog/

If one does not do this the blog reverts to the default overall to style?

So - what goes into the blog subtheme folder? Can one copy say the Blackcandy_blog subtheme and rename/use this for your own custom theme?

Though Maybe I have made a dogs dinner of this too, the way I have built the site :(