Customizing theme elements
Theme overrides involve replacing or overriding theme files – the files that control the appearance and behavior of your current theme. For an overview of theme file structure, see below. For instructions on customizing specific theme elements, follow the links on the right.
Theme file structure
Theme files for all themes use the following folder structure. For information on how you can customize the theme files stored in these folders, click one of the links under For more information below.
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Folder containing ArtText style files.
Folder containing files that define wrapper templates for the basic minimal building blocks for themes – custom layouts, layouts, placeholders, gadgets. Please do not modify these without deep understanding of what you are doing – it might lead to editing issues.
Folder containing files that define the appearance and behavior of various controls, including Captcha, Divs, Form, FormHelpers, MessageBox, and StyledWrapers. Please do not modify these without deep understanding of what you are doing.
Folder containing files defining the appearance and behavior of gadgets. To add new gadget to the system, you need to create a new folder within the Gadgets folder.
Folder containing image and configuration files for theme backgrounds.
Folder containing images for the theme, including all the icons and images used on the sample pages (e.g. DefaultLogo.png).
Folder containing the master layouts for the theme.
Folder containing files defining the options and default values appearing on the Colors and Styles screen.
Folder containing CSS and/or Less files defining the theme's HTML styles.
Folder containing dummy template placeholders for gadgets without valid HTML templates. Please do not modify these without deep understanding of what you are doing.
Stores the themeset name which current theme belongs to. Do not modify this file when customizing an existing theme.
List of colors used in or compatible with the theme. These colors appear at top of the color window when setting text or background colors.
List of dividers for the theme.
List of text styles that are available from the content editor.
List of paragraph styles that are available from the content editor.
List of gadget styles. Does not apply to system gadgets or singular gadgets. If you want to add special styles or different set of styles for a specific gadget, you can add your own GadgetStyles.cfg to the appropriate gadget folder (within the Gadgets folder).
Common template called by MainTemplate.tpl.
Iterator template called from Head.tpl to process a collection of elements (e.g. a list of menu items).
|LinkStyles.cfg||Button styles for links.|
Main configuration file. Do not modify this file when customizing an existing theme.
Main theme template, and your site page's main entry point.
Theme preview image (348 x 312 pixels) appearing on theme selection screen. Its name can be changed in MainConfig.cfg.
Theme preview thumbnail (103 x 92 pixels) appearing on theme selection screen. Its name can be changed in MainConfig.cfg.