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How to 'activate' a subtheme

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Community Member, 29 Posts

23 February 2013 at 10:49pm

I'm struggling to get a subtheme working and wondered if someone could show me what I'm doing wrong? I've followed the instructions here ( and here (, but my subtheme is just not being recognised.

My understanding from these articles is that you simply need to create a new theme folder with the same name as your 'master' theme, and suffix it with something like '_page' (then do your overrides in this folder). The articles don't say to do anything else, such as edit _config.php, or select the subtheme in the Settings admin section (both of which I've tried). However, when I do this what I'm expecting to see just doesn't happen.

I'll keep experimenting, but if anyone has any suggestions that would be great :)


Community Member, 29 Posts

24 February 2013 at 1:25am

Ok, so a quick update.

After a bit more experimenting I've established that you can subtheme a module (i.e. myTheme_blog) but you can't subtheme a page type (i.e. myTheme_page) even though this article suggests you can:

Does this mean that SS 3 no longer supports sub-theming of page types?