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Drupal For Dummies® by Lynn Beighley

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Chapter 7. Changing Themes

In This Chapter

  • Getting new themes

  • Changing themes

  • Configuring themes

In Drupal, the look and layout of the site is dependent on a set of files collectively called a theme. A Drupal theme is a bit like a skin or a Windows desktop theme. In Drupal, a theme controls the appearance of the fonts, how many columns are displayed, background colors, and the appearance of logos, buttons, and menu items.

When you first install Drupal, it is using a theme named Garland. While it's a perfectly nice theme, you aren't obligated to continue using it. Not only is it good to know how to change themes, but it's also fun to see your site change appearance with just the click of a button. In this chapter, you see how to change from the default theme to others of the preinstalled themes. I show you where you can preview and download even more themes. You find out how to quickly swap between themes while you are developing your site. Finally, you discover how to configure your theme.

Changing Themes

Getting and changing your Drupal theme is one of the simplest administration tasks in Drupal. Preinstalled themes can be enabled to change the look of your site by changing a simple administrative setting.

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