Templates

wordpress

#1

Hey i recently got a template taht i want to install onto my website, so that anytime ia change anything on the template is does so on every page. How can i install it?


#2

What kind of a “template” are you talking about? Are you running a particular applications (phpBB, WordPress, Joomla! one of the nukes, etc.) or just hosting static html pages?

How you “install” a “template” depends upon those things. :wink:

–rlparker


#3

well i would like to use phpbb, that i just installed, but hte documents i got for the templates are, flash, photoshop and html files if that makes adifference


#4

phpBB has its own templates directory in its main directory. phpBB comes with subSilver, but you can get others at:
http://www.themesdb.com/ (this is a nice one)
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/db/
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templates.php

I got mine from:
http://www.trushkin.net/phpbb.php

You can modify any theme to better suit your needs.

-Scott


#5

Generic templates are generally easier if you’re building a site around them, rather than try to make them work with someone else’s program.

If you’re not capable of making a template, then it probably wouldn’t be much easier to modify one to work with something else. Luckily, there are so many templates out there for the common applications, it’s usually not a big deal.

Also, it’s usually easier to tweak an existing template/theme/whatever than to create or modify one to work. Using Wordpress as an example, there are a lot of sites out there that have done nothing more than replace the main header image with their own (default theme), which adds a unique look to an otherwise standard layout.

You can usually just find the area you want to change in the source code, then find it in the template files or .css files and make your changes.

Of course, like anything else, “easy to change” often means the same as “easy to screw up.” :stuck_out_tongue: So it’s best to make small changes, check the results and repeat, until you’re used to it.


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#6

Now that i have looked aroun at those links, its more of a PHPNuke style that i would like.


#7

Well, you’re just going to have to settle on the software first, then work on your design. All of the popular packages have tons of themes/templates from which to choose and then modify.

-Scott