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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: joshuam08 on August 23, 2008, 04:21:17 AM

Title: Themes
Post by: joshuam08 on August 23, 2008, 04:21:17 AM
Hello
If I Change To A Theme Other Than The Default Theme Do I Have To Do Anything Different When I Install Packages Or Do I Just Install The Package Normally?

All Help Appreciated

Thanks
Title: Re: Themes
Post by: Nathaniel on August 23, 2008, 04:30:04 AM
You will have to manually perform any mod template edits for that particular theme. Most of the time, mods only support the default theme, so using a custom theme will require some work to get it to work properly with all of your mods.

If you need help with it, then you can either ask in the support topic for those mods or ask in the Graphics and Templates board (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=34.0).
Title: Re: Themes
Post by: joshuam08 on August 23, 2008, 04:33:46 AM
You will have to manually perform any mod template edits for that particular theme. Most of the time, mods only support the default theme, so using a custom theme will require some work to get it to work properly with all of your mods.

If you need help with it, then you can either ask in the support topic for those mods or ask in the Graphics and Templates board (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=34.0).

Is There Any Easier Way Because Whenever I Edit Any File I Kill My Forum?
Title: Re: Themes
Post by: Nathaniel on August 23, 2008, 04:42:49 AM
@joshuam08,
Use the default theme and change the colours in the 'style.css' file to make the theme look different. You can't expect to customise your theme/website without any work at all. ;)
Title: Re: Themes
Post by: joshuam08 on August 23, 2008, 04:47:19 AM
@joshuam08,
Use the default theme and change the colours in the 'style.css' file to make the theme look different. You can't expect to customise your theme/website without any work at all. ;)

Where Is The Style.css File Located?
Title: Re: Themes
Post by: Nathaniel on August 23, 2008, 04:54:13 AM
Its located in the themes folder under '/Themes/default/style.css'. You will need to know some CSS (http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/) to change it. Its also helpful to have something like Firebug (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843) (an addon for firefox) which can help you find out which parts of the css code you need to change for certain parts of your forum design.

Here is some documentation about the default theme:
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=230.msg287#msg287 (http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=230.msg287#msg287)

Again, if you need help with changing anything theme related you can ask about it in the Graphics and Templates board (http://index.php?board=34.0).