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Where to change HTML for theme designing?

aeryaery Gtricks Forum in 2.2 :) ✭✭✭
edited March 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
In default.master.tpl i have changed few of the things.

I need to change UI for content. where do i get tpl for that? default master has only -


{asset name="Content"}


Where do I change HTML for most of the pages while customizing themes?

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    You change CSS.
    And if you need deeper changes you change corresponding views (PHP files).
    Copy them to same location on your theme and change.
    This is that I like in Vanilla - it almost do not use template approach.
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    aeryaery Gtricks Forum in 2.2 :) ✭✭✭
    @tester13 thanks for quick answer brother.

    I m little confused with available documentation.

    Should I copy \applications\dashboard\views or \applications\vanilla\views

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    Vanilla is application and Dashboard is also application, both are working on Garden :-)
    And that you need to change depends on your tasks.
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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    edited March 2011
    Long answer time!

    Vanilla is more than just a forum. There's a custom PHP framework under it called Garden ('Gdn') that takes care of all the "utility" stuff like talking to databases, files, sessions, plugin handling, and all that good stuff. Garden is what allows for applications, plugins, modules, and themes.

    Then you have 'Dashboard' which is the "core" application that is built on top of Garden. It handles the admin panel, users, roles, activity, profiles, and stuff like 404 and login pages. It's automatically enabled.

    'Vanilla' is (in a technical sense, not a marketing sense) just the forum app. It adds discussions, categories, comments, etc. to the mix. There's also the "Conversations" app for private messaging.

    Which views you customize depends on whether you're doing "core" stuff like admin, users, and activity, or if you're doing "forum" stuff like discussions. Of course, you can do both if you need a little of each. :)
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