Importing Skins...

All style (template, theme and imageset) related questions for the new release; advice, feedback here please.
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Jackal05
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Importing Skins...

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How do you import skins in 2.1.x??
Sorry but I'm a n00b to phpBB (used it long time ago thought)
(Used IPB til 3 days ago :P )
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Skins == styles in phpBB. Styles comprise three elements, template, theme and imageset. Depending how you have permissions set on the styles directory you have a "few" options. You can either upload a style (or template, theme, imageset) archive or you, you can upload it via FTP and place it in the store/ folder or you can manually decompress the archive into the styles/ folder.

The first and second methods are accessed via the "Create style" button on the styles form. Just select the file you wish to upload (or the filename of the style you uploaded to store/) and hit submit. All being well it'll upload/install.

If you upload the decompressed archive to styles/ just visit the Styles admin form and it'll be listed in "Uninstalled styles". Hit "Install" and tada, all done.
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Hold on...
I want to install a skin that is in *.tar.gz format.
Now I want it to do it automatically where do I have to put this file in order for it to detect it? Do I need to get theGZip compression out first and move the *.tar to the /store dir?
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To unzip and extract from tarball before you upload them to styles/ use

tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz

at the linux terminal command line or use a program such as Winrar or UltimateZip on windows to extract them. Then move the folder this creates to styles/
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Post by RedHotIce »

psoTFX wrote:Skins == styles in phpBB.
You can always tell a php (And other languages) developer when they type == when comparing text :P

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Post by DoD »

RedHotIce wrote:
psoTFX wrote:Skins == styles in phpBB.
You can always tell a php (And other languages) developer when they type == when comparing text :P

Dan
heh...

but i still type just =... ib both cases and i've been doing it for years! and when it doesnt work im :? then :!: :mrgreen:
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