Existing website into an editible concrete5 website

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I'm new to concrete5 but i want to covert a website into a concrete 5 website.
i followed this tutorialhttp://www.concrete5.org/documentation/how-tos/designers/make-a-the...
(not even sure if its the right way)

in the end when i did all the changes and extra's I end up with the following messege when i installed the them

File /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/concrete/themes/website/view.php not found. All themes need default.php and view.php files in them. Consult concrete5 documentation on how to create these files.

I tried to find a solutions but i'm only getting more confused.

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jvansanten replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm not too far ahead of you. There are a lot of pieces to learn in creating a new website. After going through it several times, it becomes a lot clearer what pieces are needed.

I found Remo's discussion helpful at:http://www.codeblog.ch/2009/01/concrete5-theme-erstellen/.... It tackles the basics rather than all the details, but it gives a good introduction to those.

All the best! Perhaps someone else can comment on your specific issue.
Lorent replied on at Permalink Reply
Well that gives the same problem when i place his downloaded files into the themefolder it gives the same error.
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply

Try the video?


You need a few basic files and a few basic elements for C5 to work. If you need more direction, shout.

Good luck

Lorent replied on at Permalink Reply
:P check my post i already did that video.
But what basic things do i miss?
jvansanten replied on at Permalink Reply
C5 can't find one of the basic files. So, I suspect it's a setup issue.

Confirm the basics:
1. The theme files are directly under the folder with the theme name. (Typically, with a complete theme, I save the zip file in the theme folder and just unzip it in place. Then the folder name is the name of the theme.) Note that the name of the subfolder under "/themes" must reflect the name of the theme. So, the "sunset" theme would be located under "/themes/sunset".

2. Check the "Description.txt" file. Make sure that the first line reflects the name of the theme. The 2nd line, if used, serves as a description for the theme.

HTH. If it doesn't, why don't you just give us the exploded folder structure under themes.
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply

Basic items needed:
elements folder with footer.php and header.php files in it
description.txt name and a short description of theme

If the view.php is missing create a new file named view.php and paste in code below:
defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die("Access Denied.");
$this->inc('elements/header.php'); ?>
<div id="central" class="no-sidebar">
      <div id="body">   
print $innerContent;?>
      <div class="spacer">&nbsp;</div>      
<?php   $this->inc('elements/footer.php'); ?>

Hope that helps
ranxem replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
I recently upgraded for new version on C5 and permissions got really messed up.
It also deactivated the following Add Ons:

'Advanced Guestbook Comment' is not working, 'Simple Blog Post' is not working, 'Popup Menu' is not working.

Please see attachment.
haltink replied on at Permalink Reply
Here is a easy tutorial how to create a concrete5 theme..
stressandhealthresearch replied on at Permalink Reply
I can't access that video, do you know if it is posted/hosted anywhere else?