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Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:02 am
by designbuyers
Can I install Themes and switch between them from Admin ?

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:07 am
by Xsecrets
yes

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:11 am
by designbuyers
I think not all templates possible for it, as it replace the core

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:52 am
by SapporoGuy
Yes, but not as in easy switching since some templates change many things.

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:17 am
by Johnathan
If the templates are properly designed, they should NOT be replacing parts of the core, and they should be styled so that they can be switched between without any problems. If they do replace parts of the core, it's more of a template + extra modifications than strictly a template.

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:20 am
by Xsecrets
well only if the templates were designed improperly. A template should never touch the core files. Just means the person that wrote the template did a crappy job. Algozone is the worst for that they change all kinds of stuff for no reason whatsoever. As a matter of fact I've seen in at least two instances where their templates changed the SEO files and broke them so that they didn't work and if you put the default ones back it fixed everything, so they just decided to change a file they had no business touching and instead of adding functionality or fixing something that was broke they simply broke it so that you have to put the original back to restore functionality.

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:24 am
by designbuyers
Yes, I agree with you, also Extensions should not touch core files, as you know we do update the core files so it will be removed with the update..

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:10 am
by Xsecrets
designbuyers wrote:Yes, I agree with you, also Extensions should not touch core files, as you know we do update the core files so it will be removed with the update..
well unfortunately at this point in time extensions wouldn't be able to do very much if they didn't touch core files, so I don't see that changing in the near future.

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:30 pm
by designbuyers
Ok, what about Opencart Update ?

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:33 pm
by SapporoGuy
As in 1.5?
Go check out the progress towards 1.5 thread ... :)

Re: Can I install Themes and switch between them?

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:05 pm
by Xsecrets
well 1.5 update is going to break pretty much everything anyways. Even a properly designed theme is going to break for 1.5.