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October 01, 2009

Install new theme in Drupal 6

Going to install a new theme for shticks and giggles. I will be following these instructions.

After browsing themes, I decided to go with the Acquia Slate for its post-millenial, modern accents.


Create a new directory for downloaded themes:

$ sudo mkdir /etc/drupal/6/sites/all/themes
$ cd /etc/drupal/6/sites/all/themes/

Untar the downloaded theme into the specified directory:
$ sudo tar xzf /home/data/Desktop/acquia_slate-6.x-1.4.tar.gz

After going to Administer > Themes, Drupal presents Acquia Slate as an option. Here's the home page now:

leaf graphic

Fairly obvious that it needs formatting but I like the layout. This drives home the point of deciding on styling and layout ahead of time?

Posted by kkwaiser at October 1, 2009 05:00 PM

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