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Can't add addon (theme)

ParasiteParasite New
edited January 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Where should I upload a themes for Vanilla?

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    Thank you for confirming. Then I were at correct section, but it gives a error about that the some key is already taken. Size limit is kinda small, because my theme is 7mb :/

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP

    @Parasite

    How can your theme possibly be that large?

    They normally come in under 100kb!

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    Screenshot.png is high quality and design's background image is at design folder o.O They shouldn't? :| I don't prefer external image hosting with CSS.

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    The file that you sent with the theme, let's call it about.php did you copy it from another theme?
    Can you make your theme .zip file smaller? We don't need high high quality files in the .zip files, just normal quality and smaller will be fine!

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    ParasiteParasite New
    edited January 2013

    I read a guide about making themes, because I wasn't sure how to start (from Vanilla side). After I got to part where I can create the CSS files, everything was fine. I copied the about.php from the default theme folder where it already was and I modified array's data in it for my theme.

    Pictures aren't super high quality. Wanted to release my theme, but I think I don't start messing with it too much if it's going to be that hard :S

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    7mb you got be joking. No reason for that.

    I wouldn't let uploads over 1mb.

    grep is your friend.

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    @Parasite said:
    Screenshot.png is high quality and design's background image is at design folder o.O They shouldn't? :| I don't prefer external image hosting with CSS.

    You've destroyed any kind of usability by making a background image of that size. Also, there is no way that the size and resolution of any computer screen would require a photo of that size.

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    I believe it is a screenshot anyway, which might mean it isn't part of the theme.

    grep is your friend.

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    You can make your images weigh less by saving them as jpg with 60% quality and still have good quality. Or use png 8 to save as.

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    @Parasite said:
    I copied the about.php from the default theme folder where it already was and I modified array's data in it for my theme.

    First of all... the theme looks great, so please let us help you to upload it... :-)
    Now... any file over 1 MB will give trouble, so we need to take care of that first.
    If you get rid of your screenshot and maybe the background image, will your file get under 1 MB?
    After that, just follow the logic from vrijvlinder and x00 :-)
    The error message about the key is something from the Addons system itself.
    I only got that error message when I didn't properly edit the default.php and then got that error message.

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    I'll try later. Thank you for solutions.

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    422422 Developer MVP

    dont you load preview images separately to the zip file. That would save you heaps. Plus you dont need a full blown screenshot for the dashboard

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    Yes , you don't need the dashboard screenshot to weigh more than 400k . Try to get your images to weigh less than 600k each and you will be ok. Also you can make the background image smaller of better quality and then enlarge it using css to fit the screen. A very heavy picture will slow down the loading of the site. You want to reach equilibrium between size, quality and function.

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