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Discuss SilverStripe Themes.

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Confused on How to Look at Themes in the Themes Section of This Site

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Community Member, 1 Post

22 December 2016 at 12:54pm


I am trying to source a simple darker theme to use for my site but it is confusing what options I have even looking at these . Since I cannot even know what each of these theme actually DO to a site.

Please let me know how to select a theme in order to meet my requirements.

Thank you in advance.


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

7 March 2017 at 3:17am

I agree with you: the Themes section in the SilverStripe addons leaves somewhat to be desired - since there aren't many ready-made themes and (almost) no screenshots or categories to help the search - especially if you compare this to, say, Wordpress...

This is probably because a lot if not most of SilverStripe developers start from or boilerplate template, or from static HTML/CSS and build the SilverStripe Controls into them. Hardly anyone uses a SilverStripe site out of the box: modules are added, custom code and custom fields and they all need to be incorporated in the theme, so often you're better off that way... It's not so hard to turn a HTML page into a SilverStripe template: