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To make the most basic template, '''create a new folder''' in the ''"templates"'' folder. Name this folder after your template i.e. "mynewtemplate".
 
To make the most basic template, '''create a new folder''' in the ''"templates"'' folder. Name this folder after your template i.e. "mynewtemplate".
  
Using a text editor (or dedicated editor such as [[Adobe Dreamweaver]]) '''create the files "index.php" and "templateDetails.xml"'''
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Using a text editor (or dedicated editor such as [http://www.microsoft.com/office/frontpage Microsoft Frontpage]) '''create the files "index.php" and "templateDetails.xml"'''
  
 
To keep things organized, make '''2 new folders called "images" and "css"'''. Inside the "css" folder create a file called "template.css".
 
To keep things organized, make '''2 new folders called "images" and "css"'''. Inside the "css" folder create a file called "template.css".

Revision as of 12:53, 19 November 2010

To make the most basic template, create a new folder in the "templates" folder. Name this folder after your template i.e. "mynewtemplate".

Using a text editor (or dedicated editor such as Microsoft Frontpage) create the files "index.php" and "templateDetails.xml"

To keep things organized, make 2 new folders called "images" and "css". Inside the "css" folder create a file called "template.css".

Although it is fine to place all your CSS code directly in your "index.php" file to start, many web developers prefer to place their CSS code in a separate file that can be linked from multiple pages using the "link" tag.

This is the most basic practical setup.

Outline of folder and file structure:

  • mynewtemplate/
    • css/
      • template.css
    • images/
    • index.php
    • component.php
    • templateDetails.xml