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Creating the theme

Drupal theme - Editing the files

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The first file we want to edit is the .info file so open the file in your editor. This file controls all the settings of the Theme and without it Drupal will not see your theme. Here are some of the things you can add:

Drupal theme - Create Folders and Files

First thing we need to do is create the folders for the theme in the correct places then create the files that are needed. So lets start with the main folder. There are a few places to put your theme but we will use the standard so as not to mess up any updates and make the theme easily movable.

We will use the design for Dodgey Daves Discount Emporium so make sure you have the Fireworks png to hand.

Creating a Drupal theme

So, we have a design in Fireworks and a website created with Drupal how do we bring the two together? We create a theme (called template in some systems) using our design and add it to our website.

What is a theme?

In Drupal, a theme is a group of files and folders all added together in one main folder to change the look and feel of a website. There are some files that are needed and some that are useful but in the end they create the look and feel for the whole site. Using a theme you can theme each page, each part of the site, just the home page or many other things.

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