How to install additional themes in SilverStripe

In this tutorial you will learn how to install additional themes to your SilverStripe website.

To install a new theme, follow the steps below:

Step 1 Check the official SilverStripe website for free themes.

Step 2 Once you find a theme you like, download it to your computer.

Step 3 Upload the theme package to the "themes" folder inside your SilverStripe directory.

Step 4 Extract the theme package.

Step 5 To set the new theme, you should edit the _config.php file located in your mysite folder.

The line you should edit is:SSViewer::set_theme('blackcandy');

If, for example, you wish to install the wine theme from http://www.silverstripe.org/themes, after you upload and extract the theme package to the "themes" folder, you should open mysite/_config.php and change:

SSViewer::set_theme('blackcandy');to SSViewer::set_theme('wine');

Here's how our Test page would look like with the "wine" theme:

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