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using the "default" template as a base for a new one?
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:53:38 PM »
Hey, I was wondering if there was any restrictions on the default template included with 2.65 in terms of using it as a base for a new template to release for anyone to use.

Im new with osdate so find it easier to build on top of a pre-existing template. Doing well so far but thought I'd check as it would be pointless if I can't release it..  :)

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Re: using the "default" template as a base for a new one?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 12:40:19 AM »
Hi KHDev,

There is no restrictions on the Default template, do what ever you want.
The Default template is not mobile or tablet friendly so keep that in mind for future updates and changes.

On the other hand, you can find some responsive templates here  that are mobile friendly http://www.osdateforum.com/responsive-template/ and work with osDate 2.65

Regards,
Pharg ( Phill )

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Re: using the "default" template as a base for a new one?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 07:06:04 AM »
To get started on making a new template in your template folder create a new folder and name it what you want your template name to be. Copy the index.tpl and index_header.tpl file from the defualt template into your new template folder. Now go into your admin panel and change the setting to your new template.

Their you go you just started your new template. Now any file you want to modify copy that file from your default to your new template and modify it in your new template.

Always leave the default template alone for it gives you a good backup to your tpl files if you make a mistake to a file in your new template.

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Re: using the "default" template as a base for a new one?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 03:15:58 PM »
Hi KHDev,
There is no restrictions on the Default template, do what ever you want.
The Default template is not mobile or tablet friendly so keep that in mind for future updates and changes.
On the other hand, you can find some responsive templates here  that are mobile friendly http://www.osdateforum.com/responsive-template/ and work with osDate 2.65

Thanks. My first template is just gunna be a fixed standard one just so i can get a sense of the structure and feature layouts. I will be doing a responsive one next. Either a fresh one or a responsive version of the standard one i do. :)

To get started on making a new template in your template folder create a new folder and name it what you want your template name to be. Copy the index.tpl and index_header.tpl file from the defualt template into your new template folder. Now go into your admin panel and change the setting to your new template.
Their you go you just started your new template. Now any file you want to modify copy that file from your default to your new template and modify it in your new template.
Always leave the default template alone for it gives you a good backup to your tpl files if you make a mistake to a file in your new template.


Thanks, i always keep a back-up of the originals as its so easy to get one thing wrong and the whole then just collapse haha.