Author - Robert Popovic

I launched Magebase in April, 2010 and am its editor and contributor. My main topics of interest are Magento development, customization and how to get the most out of Magento with the least amount of headache.

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Reader Comments (11)

  1. Kristof, Fooman
    Kristof, Fooman
    May 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm /

    Great intro Robert.

    You could side step the copy part and set up a symbolic link to the theme you are starting with. So on a linux server this would look like
    cd /app/design/frontend/mypackage
    ln -s ../default/blank default
    and repeat for the skin
    cd /skin/frontend/mypackage
    ln -s ../default/blank default

    The upside to this is that you will get upgrades to the blank theme automatically. The downside is that linked directories need special attention when moving to a new server or backing up.

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    […] know that we can just copy the selected starting design into a new design package and start modifying all the layout XML and phtml files but what if the original theme is updated […]

  3. Suraj Consulting
    December 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm /

    Hello Robert,
    It is nice article. I am facing problem with Magento new theme installation. I already have installed newtheme at magento by copying files at app and particular folder via FTP. After copy files , I have set new theme for pages at CMS tab CMS -> Pages – Design menu. It is showing new theme for all pages mentioned at CMS-> Pages section. However some dynamic pages re not there like My Cart, My Account, Check Out, Login etc..
    How to set new theme for that pages?

  4. dave
    March 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm /

    Thank you! I was thinking this would be the way to go but there are so many conflicting opinions out there. This one makes the most sense to me and works.

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    […] We have already written about how to create your own design package but in our case we will simply make a copy in the default package undermyiphone. […]

  6. Sell iPhone
    January 22, 2013 at 12:46 am /

    Very informative post related to magento . how to implement theme in new design package and how to use magento.

  7. nishant
    January 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm /

    thanks for tutorial
    its help me alot.

  8. PSD Convrt
    February 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm /

    The information written in the article is descriptive and well written.It is also simple to read and understand.Good Read.

  9. PSD Guy
    PSD Guy
    June 11, 2014 at 9:39 pm /

    ( . )( . )

  10. Paul
    October 9, 2014 at 3:20 am /

    I would like to share TemplateToaster, it is a Windows based software for designing custom Magento Themes from scratch, or you can start with a pre designed theme and modify it:

  11. magento one page checkout
    August 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm /

    Thank you! its help me alot.


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