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Drupal 7 Theming Cookbook by Karthik Kumar

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Installing and enabling a theme

This recipe will cover the steps required to install and enable a downloaded theme.

Getting ready

Downloaded themes are made available in both the ubiquitous zip format as well as the format which usually offers superior compression. These files can be extracted using archive programs such as 7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org) as well as commercial packages such as WinZip (http://www.winzip.com) and WinRAR (http://www.rarlabs.com).

How to do it...

To install a theme, open Windows Explorer and navigate to the Drupal installation:

  1. Browse to sites/all/themes.
  2. Extract the downloaded theme into a subfolder inside this folder. In other words, if the theme is called mytheme, the folder sites/all/themes/mytheme should contain all ...

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