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Shouvik Sep 14 '11
I have landed on the CMS only last night and finding the CMS pretty interesting.
One thing I would like to know is, if there is any doc regarding theme development ...
I have coded on Elgg before and I wanted to code the same way, with my own php codes throughout the site. I downloaded a few themes and changed their css but it didn't take any effect.

So, I was wondering if you could give me a little bit of help to get started.
I hope OxWall, being richer out of the box than Elgg the way I have seen the both could go a long way and I would like to be a part of the journey. :)

Let's forward the message of love, unity, acceptance and tolerance ...
The Forum post is edited by Shouvik Sep 14 '11
Mickael Sep 18 '11
for the theme, you have to edit the ones in /static/themes..

(don't ask me why but there must be a reason )
if you got some thinking about Elgg vs Oxwall I would
be happy to read them..

The Forum post is edited by Mickael Sep 18 '11
Honsa Sep 18 '11
but you have to add real changes to ow_themes/... otherwise there can get lost
Den Team
Den Sep 19 '11
Such theme development manual will be ready soon. Before making any changes in theme's files, you need to enable DEV_MODE in ow_includes/config.php file. With enabled DEV_MODE, all theme's files will be recompiled with every page refresh and all your changes will be applied :)
Mickael Sep 20 '11
Good to Know Honsa & Addsenter.
Maybe that should be sticky/wiki written somewhere.