This handbook is about changing the look and feel of a Drupal site.
Changing Site Appearance
In the administrative settings you can modify the appearance of the theme in 3 ways.
- Simply find a prefabricated provided by Drupal or get one on a third party website and modify the theme settings.
- Copy an existing theme and then change or extend the code.
- Build a complete theme from scratch.
What else can you do?
Themes make Drupal websites beautiful – and Themers are the bridge between the science of code and the art of design.
You can do more with a theme than change the appearance of an entire site. It is also possible to "theme" specific sections of a site, certain types of content, or even individual pages or an specific regions. For example, your theme could specify a different look for just the front page of your site,or your theme could specify a different look for just the particular region like sidebar first,header, etc.
Some other things that you can do with a theme are:
- Change layouts, regions, images or fonts
- Hide or display fields dependent on user role
- Dynamically respond to changes in the content or to user input
- Modify or replace text (e.g. labels or attributes) and variables generated by modules
It's also possible to port open source designs between other systems (Joomla! templates, WordPress themes, etc.) and Drupal, or convert any website layout or template into a Drupal theme
Other Places to Explore
Or you can also use the drush command to make sub theme from existing parent theme.
The drush command for making sub theme is:
drush "parent theme name" "my theme name"
Example: If you want to make sub theme from the "zen" parent theme using drush command, the command is
drush zen "my_zen_theme"
After running this command you can check inside sites/all/themes folder where a theme folder will be created by name: "my_zen_theme".
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