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ruggierigm

Just popping in
Posted on: 2007/10/6 3:00
ruggierigm
ruggierigm (Show more)
Just popping in
Posts: 34
Since: 2004/6/19
#1

port theme

Are thier any instructions on how to port a mambo theme. I found one at this link theme that I really liked and was wondering if an easy way existed to port it into a XOOPS theme.
Thanks

JMorris

XOOPS is my life!
Posted on: 2007/10/6 3:05
JMorris
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XOOPS is my life!
Posts: 2722
Since: 2004/4/11
#2

Re: port theme

I don't know of any step by step instructions on how to convert themes from one CMS to another, but I do know that XOOPS is the easiest to port other designs to. All you have to do is look at the default theme for the main <{SMARTY}> variables. Those variables are what output the data.

What I've done for clients in the past was to do a "save as" in my browser on their site (fully rendered design without the CMS specific variables), then I just cleared out the content data and replaced it with the XOOPS variables.

I think a few of the good designers have done some tutorials on this. In fact, Will_H just did a slicing guide. The Anatomy of the default theme will be helpful as well.
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