5.7 - custom modifications to Elemental2 users found helpful
I've just started creating my company page with C5. I am using 5.7.4.
I like the interface and C5 itself very much however I encountered number of problems, but I am trying to understand the C5 and solve the problems.
First of all I'd like to customize Elementhal theme so I don't have to do everything from scratch. From what I understand, I shouldn't do that in the concrete/themes but have my custom theme in application/themes.
That's reasonable. But elemental theme can't be simply copied. If I do that I face errors during activation. On the forum I found the step by step instruction of how to make clean template based on Elementhal, but after following the howto my page displays nothing.
I probably should add some sections, etc, but as a beginner I would strongly prefer modifying elementhal than doing everything from scratch. If possible please show how to do that, so copy of elementhal can be installed without errors or (better) if possible could somebody publish properly modified elementhal theme so it could be easily pasted into custom themes in application folder. Then newbies like me could play with this theme without fear that they break something.
Thank you in advance.
1) Copy the 'concrete/themes/elemental' folder into 'application/themes/elementalcustom'
2) Open the 'application/themes/elementalcustom/description.txt' file and change the first line to 'Elementalcustom'. I also changed the second line to indicate that this was a copy of the core Elemental theme.
3) Open the 'application/themes/elementalcustom/css/main.less' and add a '../' to the path in line 6.
I think that's it but holler back if that doesn't work.
after I try to install the theme I get
ReflectionException thrown with message "Class \Application\Theme\Elementalcustom\PageTheme does not exist" Stacktrace: #16 ReflectionException in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete188.8.131.52\concrete\vendor\illuminate\container\Illuminate\Container\Container.php:501 #15 ReflectionClass:__construct in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete184.108.40.206\concrete\vendor\illuminate\container\Illuminate\Container\Container.php:501 #14 Illuminate\Container\Container:build in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete220.127.116.11\concrete\vendor\illuminate\container\Illuminate\Container\Container.php:425 #13 Illuminate\Container\Container:make in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete18.104.22.168\concrete\src\Support\Facade\Facade.php:113 #12 Concrete\Core\Support\Facade\Facade:__callStatic in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete22.214.171.124\concrete\src\Page\Theme\Theme.php:441 #11 Concrete\Core\Support\Facade\Application:make in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete126.96.36.199\concrete\src\Page\Theme\Theme.php:441 #10 Concrete\Core\Page\Theme\Theme:populateThemeQuery in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete188.8.131.52\concrete\src\Page\Theme\Theme.php:416 #9 Concrete\Core\Page\Theme\Theme:getByID in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete184.108.40.206\concrete\controllers\single_page\dashboard\pages\themes\inspect.php:21 #8 Concrete\Controller\SinglePage\Dashboard\Pages\Themes\Inspect:view in <#unknown>:0 #7 call_user_func_array in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete220.127.116.11\concrete\src\Controller\AbstractController.php:149 #6 Concrete\Core\Controller\AbstractController:runAction in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete18.104.22.168\concrete\src\Routing\DispatcherRouteCallback.php:146 #5 Concrete\Core\Routing\DispatcherRouteCallback:execute in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete22.214.171.124\concrete\src\Application\Application.php:316 #4 Concrete\Core\Application\Application:dispatch in C:\PROJEKTY\C5\tronixwww\updates\concrete126.96.36.199\concrete\bootstrap\start.php:244
and the only option to have themes working is to remove record in database and files from application/themes
shall path in line 6 look like this
/* Import core mixins so we can use them */ @import "../../../../css/build/core/include/mixins.less";
or like this (three dots)
/* Import core mixins so we can use them */ @import ".../../../../css/build/core/include/mixins.less";
I will appreciate further suggestions.
Also, 2 dots.
Thanks a lot :-)
"The theme file page_theme.php does not defines the class Application\Theme\Elementalcustom\PageTheme"
I don't have an idea where am I going wrong?
"An unexpected error has occurred. File `../../../../css/build/core/include/mixins.less` not found. in main.less"
Have any suggestions? If it makes a difference, I'm attempting to get this to work locally using MAMP.
I assume you've copied build folder from elemental as well.
I am using development version on WAMP. There should not be any difference in your case.
Please check paths carefully, error must be there.