- 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 3: Finding Themes Explained
In Part 1 of this chapter, we looked at the default Drupal themes: Bartik, Garland and Stark.
In Part 2 of this chapter, we looked at some themes from Drupal.org: Danland, Zero Point, Company and Sky.
In both Part 1 and 2, the themes were chosen for you. In this parts of this chapter we’re going to give you some advice on how to successfully other themes that you could use to build a site.
As we did with modules in Chapter 7, here are some important points to know about themes for before you start searching.
- Most themes are hosted on Drupal.org, but not all.
- Most themes are free, but some companies do sell commercial themes.
- There are no ratings or reviews of themes. The Drupal community is thinking about adding them to Drupal.org, but for now there is no single place to find ratings or reviews.
Let’s start searching by going to the biggest and best resources for themes which is http://drupal.org/project/themes. Visit this page and you’ll see a screen like the one in Figure 9.26. Notice that there are more than 1,000 themes hosted here on Drupal.org.
Figure 9.27 The Drupal.org themes area
There is a search box on the top of the themes page, as seen in Figure 7.28. By default the themes are sorted from the Most installed to the Least installed.
Figure 9.28 The Drupal.org themes search area