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Creating a new theme: Rebooted

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  1. Doug Dawson
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    Ok, after thoroughly destroying my first SF4 site, I had to drop the database, the project, delete the XML file and start over.

    Now, I have a site running again. I created a theme, but that didn't create any folders. There's a path value for the theme, but a file system path blows up the site (which eventually led to me burning the whole thing down and starting over).

    Where do I put my master page? Where do I put my theme folders and files? The docs talk about these folders like they already exist, but they don't. What's the next step?

    Thanks!

    Doug
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Doug,

    You could create App_Data/Sitefinity/WebsiteTemplates/DefaultTempalate

    - App_Master
    - App_Themes

    You could also use App_Themes and App_Master folders in the root and link your theme and master page through the backend UI >>Design >> Page Templates and Administration >> Settings >> Appearance >> Frontend Themes

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Doug Dawson
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    The root folders is what is freaking me out. I don't have those. The docs refer to folders that I don't have so it makes me wonder if the install went wrong. Here's what I have on the root of my just-created site:

    App_Data
    bin
    ClientBin
    CountryCenterLocations.config
    Default.aspx
    Properties
    Silverlight.js
    Sitefinity
    SitefinityWebApp.csproj
    web.config

    Is this correct?
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Doug,

    The folder structure you have is correct. By default we excluded these folders and we load only embedded themes and templates. You could create the folders manually and map the theme and templates through UI. You could download Sitefinity 4 BETA SDK from where you can get an empty template.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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