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[Documentation] Create a fully owned Theme

edited April 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 Help

Just to make sure i understand this correct.

Part 2 section 2.

It's totally fine to copy-/paste ALL files from the views folder: applications/dashboard/views/

To my own theme inside a new views folder?

And after that change all the HTML (maybe some PHP ) of every single page?

That would be how i should create a totally owned theme.
Of course link the stylesheets..

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  • 422422 Developer MVP

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  • Okay thanks..

    I would also like to do a lot, because all themes i see right now are typical Vanilla style and only have some custom CSS.

    I would like to create my own HTML and position things around.

  • x00x00 MVP
    edited April 2012

    The more files you override the more likely you are to have mismatch on update.

    Use theme hooks as much as you can, override views, when you have no other option.

    Also if it can be position in css do it that way. css is quite powerful.

    remember not to leave out events, or asset in the views, as this could break something.

    grep is your friend.

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