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What is the best way to customise the header in Vanilla 2?

edited December 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
i.e. Add various logos/menus/HTML (the general site stuff, outside of the forum) into the top header.

I need to do more than just replace the logo. I think for Vanilla 1 there was a clear description of what files to edit and what to replace, but I can't see the same thing for Vanilla 2.


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    Hi Woll,

    The Best way to customize the header is simply to modify the "default.master.tpl" file located in => theme => "your theme" => views

    Download a theme you like.

    Just copy the code in "Head" and "Body" of your existing website in this file and it should work.
    Like that you can keep the design of your site.

    I did for this website:
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    There are a few ways to handle this -
    1. you could use custom theme options and edit the css and html, see tutorial
    2. you can create your own theme - this would be the easiest way. I would recommend using the Brand Friendly theme to start. See more on theming

    I hope this helps!

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    Thanks for the answers.

    I already have my own theme, and I have now done some customisation by copying and modifying the default.master.tpl as suggested, but I also found the Vanilla 2 'Pockets' add-on, which is similar to the Vanilla 1 'Nuggets' addon. 'Pockets' allows you to customise/add HTML into specific places on the pages, which allowed me to add my sites standard header/banner to the top of each page.

    Editing the default.master.tpl allows you to customise/move around things in the HTML created by Vanilla (e.g. move the 'Dashboard' button into the panel), whereas 'Pockets' allows you to add new HTML into various places on the page.
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