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From the Rough Cut Part 2: Enabling Themes Explained

Part 2: Enabling Themes Explained

In this next activity, we are going to switch from the Bartik theme to each of the other default themes that come with Drupal.

The process of switching between themes is quite simple at this stage of our site building. However, after your site is built, switching between themes might take a lot more effort.

For now, let’s practice switching between themes.

Set Garland to Default

  1. Go to Appearance.
  2. Click on Enable and set default next to Garland as in Figure 9.13. Note that if you only click the Enable button, you’ll be able to use the Garland theme in certain situations, but it won’t be the default theme for the site.
  3. Figure 9.13 The Enable and set default button for Garland

You’ll see a message across the top of the screen saying Garland is now the default theme.

Go to your homepage and see the new theme as in Figure 9.14. You’ll notice several changes including that the Main menu is located in the top right corner of the header. You’ll also notice that the logo we uploaded for Bartik has not been automatically applied to Garland.

Figure 9.14 Your site with Garland as the default theme

Set Stark to Default

Let’s repeat that process for Stark. The Stark them lives up to its name by providing the minimum amount of code required to display a Drupal webpage.

  1. Go to Appearance.
  2. Click on Enable and set default next to Stark.
  3. Go to your homepage and see the new theme as in Figure 9.15.
  4. Figure 9.15 Your site with Stark as the default theme

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