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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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Using theme variants

Besides the obvious use of different themes within a package for different looks among store views, theme variants can be used to provide alternative frontend layouts based on date, such as holiday shopping season, or device, such as smartphone or tablet.

Scheduling a theme variant

It would be painful if changes that affect your public site content had to be manually turned on at the exact date and time you wished. For products, you can schedule price changes to automatically take effect between any two dates and times (you could have a one-hour sale price!) simply by adding the date/time configuration in the product detail screen.

Likewise, you can schedule changes in your stores' themes to take effect while you sleep! Using ...

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