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Change the themes and language .... Helppppp

edited October 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I followed the instructions written in the sites http://www.devlounge.net/code/customizing-vanilla nad also
http://vanillaforums.org/page/ThemeQuickStart

but I realized that they are referring to the version 1 of Vanilla. In fact in the version 2 of vanilla there is no vanilla folder in the themes folder, while in the version 1 there is one. I want to change the themes and language in the version 2 of Vanilla. Where are the right instructions ??? Please help me

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  • edited October 2010
    In vanilla 2 the themes are now stored in the "themes" directory.
    The best way to customise your theme is to download one of the addon themes and look at how it works and change what you need to.

    A good example of a theme to use is DarkMist (http://vanillaforums.org/addon/586-dark-mist-theme). and use the instructions at:
    http://vanillaforums.org/page/ThemeQuickStart
  • MikhaelMikhael New
    edited November 2010
    @brober27; In the /themes folder there's a ReadMe file which explains how to copy and modify the default theme. Here's part of it;

    1. Copy this "default" theme folder and rename it to your new theme name.

    2. Open the "about.php" file and edit the information to reflect your theme. Be
    sure to change the array key like this: $ThemeInfo['YourThemeNameHere'].

    3. Create a "design" subfolder and copy /applications/dashboard/design/style.css
    and /applications/vanilla/design/vanilla.css into it.

    4. Any background images you want to continue using (like the star png images
    for bookmarking) should be copied along with their respective stylesheets.

    5. Go to your Dashboard, Themes, and apply your new theme.

    6. Edit the copied CSS files to look however you wish!

    Works perfectly, and is very easy once you've got your new named theme folder set up. (Although part of step 3 isn't needed as a /design folder already exists, so just copy the style.css file).
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