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Drupal 6 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 usually in tar.gz format. 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 and create a sub-folder named themes.
  2. Extract the downloaded theme into a sub-folder inside this folder. In other words, if the theme is called mytheme, the folder sites/all/themes/mytheme should contain all the files of the theme.

    In the last screenshot, we see the ...

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