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How to apply Theme ?

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Community Member, 16 Posts

7 April 2009 at 7:50am

Hi All ,
Spencer here ,
may i know how can i apply new theme for my webpage /
i new user to use silverstripe and MAMP ,
can you please provide a tutorial for me please =)
Thx for reply


Community Member, 26 Posts

8 April 2009 at 1:29am

Salut Spencer,

download the file for the theme, i.e. Vista.tar.gz. Unzip and untar the tar file.
You should now have a subdirectory called Vista, that has three subdirectories underneath called css, images, and templates.

Copy this directory into the themes directory of your silverstripe installation. Change the _config.php file in the mysite directory to use the new theme.

If you have installed wamp at top level and silverstripe under wamp, the home directory should be called:
and the themes directory:
and your theme (using the example above):

In your file :\wamp\www\SilverStripe\mysite\_config.php, there should be a line

I hope, this helps,


Community Member, 16 Posts

8 April 2009 at 1:57am

Wow , success ...Thx for your guild ,
help me a lot =)


Community Member, 2 Posts

3 May 2009 at 2:49pm

Edited: 04/05/2009 6:18am

Are themes the same as "Templates"? I'm new and trying to build my own site and it's not working.....HELP!



Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

3 May 2009 at 3:24pm

LadyTrvlr: Where have you made a start on building your site? Have you had a look at the tutorials yet?


Community Member, 2 Posts

4 May 2009 at 6:18am

On Joomla. I am using Joomla templates and getting a massive headache. So I'm looking into SS to see if this program is more simple and concise. I'm hosted on godaddy and am just lost.

I've looked at a few tutorials, but it seems like if you don't understand CSS and so on it's difficult. The templates are not that easy to change if you don't know about CSS ect. Yikes. Frustrating.

LT This is the template I want to use.