- Part 1: Bartik Explained
- Theme Settings
- Part 2: Enabling Themes Explained
- Part 3: Installing Themes Explained
- Installing the Danland Theme
- Installing the Zero Point Theme
- Installing the Company Theme
- Installing the Sky Theme
- Part 3: Finding Themes Explained
- Avoiding Starter themes, Theme frameworks, Base themes
- Evaluating Themes
- Commercial Themes
- A Final Note on How Themes Get Built
- What?s Next?
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
- Go to Appearance.
- 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.
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.