Changing the manifest.xml and start.php files

Last updated by jededitor

Go to your theme directory/folder and use your text editor to open manifest.xml.

You will be greated with the following;

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <field key="author" value="Curverider" />
    <field key="version" value="1.0" />
    <field key="description" value="Elgg Theme Simple Example" />
    <field key="website" value="" />
    <field key="copyright" value="(C) Curverider 2008-2009" />
    <field key="licence" value="GNU Public License version 2" />
    <field key="elgg_version" value="2009031301" />

Change the following

    <field key="author" value="Curverider" />

to reflect you contribution to the theme. I would suggestyou ADD your name name to it - for example...

    <field key="author" value="Curverider and Wallyhead" />

Next change the following to reflect your theme name....

    <field key="description" value="Elgg Theme Simple Example" />

For example;

    <field key="description" value="Jims great and Glorius ELGG theme" />

Save the file and then use your text editor to open start.php and you will be greated with the following...


    /* Elgg Theme Simple Example */
    /* Initialise the theme */
    function theme_elgg_example_init(){
    // Initialise log browser

Change all instances of theme_elgg_example to whatever you have chosen as the name of your theme

Save the file.

Click on Administration > Tool Administration  and adjust the position of one of the plugins - NOT your theme one which should be at the bottom of the list.

Click Dashboard and refresh the page and everything should look fine.

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