Site themes, colors, fonts and logos can be edited in administrator panel > Interface > Themes.

Installed themes stand for the themes that you can activate. One of them is already active.

Available themes need to be installed first before they can be activated.

If you would like to create a custom theme though, some programming knowledge will be required and you will need to access site files via FTP or with File Manager.

Creating a new theme

This is how it works. To create a new theme, open your site files and go to /application/views. You will find /admin and /default directories that contain templates, CSS files and other files that constitute a design theme. ‘admin’ stands for administration panel, ‘default’ stands for user panel.

Copy a selected directory (with its contents) and give it a new name. Here I copied the two directories, one for admin, another for user panel:

Within the new directory, open file theme.php and edit the following lines:

$_theme[“gid”] = “theme_new”; //give your theme a new ID
 $_theme[“type”] = “user”;
 $_theme[“name”] = “New theme for user mode”; //a new name
 $_theme[“description”] = “New theme 03 12 2013”; //a new description

The theme will appear under ‘Available themes’ in administration panel.

Click ‘Install’ to make it possible to edit and activate this theme.

After that you are free to edit the theme files:

or proceed with editing themes in administration panel.

Editing a theme

Editing a theme – Logotype editor

Go to Interface > Themes > Installed themes > select theme that you want to edit logotype for > click on Edit theme.

You will get to Logo editor:

Make sure to save the changes.

Editing a theme – Color schemes editor

Go to Interface > Themes > Installed themes > select theme > click Color schemes:

Two color schemes can be activated at the moment: Honey and Default.

Click ‘Edit colorset’ and you will be able to edit the colors and fonts:

Check out this short video tutorial:

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