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Quick and Dirty Magento Theme Creation

Added by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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Closed
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Normal
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Start date:
11/30/2015
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
1.00 h
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Description

This is a guide for creating a theme from the default theme provided by Magento. This is frowned upon because the default features provided in a previous version of Magento may not work on newer versions.

But for the sake of ease, I choose to ignore this warning. So this is a simple guide that I use for quickly creating a Magento theme to dirty up from the default theme.

  1. Copy over the default frontend app design folder to the new_theme folder:
    cp -r /usr/local/www/magento/app/design/frontend/default/default /usr/local/www/magento/app/design/frontend/default/new_theme
    
  2. Copy over the base default frontend skin folder:
    cp -r /usr/local/www/magento/skin/frontend/base/default /usr/local/www/magento/skin/frontend/default/new_theme
    
  3. Login to the Magento admin panel, then System -> Design.
  4. Click on Add Design Change, then set the Custom Design to new_theme.

Now the images, CSS files, and various theme files in the app/design/frontend/default/new_theme and skin/frontend/default/new_theme folder can be changed.

History

#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Quick and Dirty Magento Theme to Quick and Dirty Magento Theme Creation
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 100
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved

#3 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#4 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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