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Learning Mambo : A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building Your Website by Douglas Paterson

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Creating a New Template

To get started, create a copy of the waterandstone_green folder and call it zaksprings. We're going to work with the green Water and Stone template, and gradually change it as we go.

Changing the Template Details

The first step is to change the name of the template, so open up the file templateDetails.xml in a text editor, and change the name element as highlighted below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<mosinstall type="template" version="4.5.3">
<name>zaksprings</name>

After you've done this, save the file, and let's move on.

The templateDetails.xml file contains metadata for the template, which is used to identify it to the Template Manager in the Mambo administrator area, and also provide information that can ...

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