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tedeu 12th May 2009 06:21

how to: themes
after i install IPS Config 3, where to go for themes ?
Where to go to modify them , that's what i ment ...
Becasue i installed as told on the howtoforge, and my linux (Fedora10) is in text mode, and i can't make any templates or modify template in text mode, so how can i extract the themes part and put it on a windows machine so i can customize the template ?
Thank you verry mutch , and i wait for an answer.

tedeu 19th May 2009 06:48

Nobody knows ?
Come on, it's a simple question (i guess):rolleyes:

ago2guy 19th May 2009 21:13

I'm no expert, but I tripped upon the following while hunting for the jobs quere trigger.


also the theme appears to be set as part of the config() array variable so if you change folder name, you will have to edit it as well.


till 20th May 2009 00:12

Correct. Just make a copy of the folder /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/web/theme/defaut e.g. like this:

cp -prf /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/web/theme/defaut /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/web/theme/mytheme

and then change the files in the mytheme folder. The theme will be available automatically, you can choose it when you change a cp user or client.

patrick232 22nd May 2009 10:56

ok, i just made a copy of the default-folder and made some changes. i choosed to use the new theme in the controlpanel and .. nothing happened :D

then i made a mistake (at least i think this is the problem) - because i tried to rename the default-folder from "default" to "default_backup" and renamed my new theme to "default". now i get the error (when browsing ispconfig with my webbrowser):

Strict Standards: Non-static method vlibTemplateError::raiseError() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /usr/local/ispconfig/interface/lib/classes/ on line 161
vlibTemplate Error: Template (main.tpl.htm) file not found.

after re-changing the name of the default-backup-folder back to "default" it still doesnt work.

i dont have any clue why it doesnt work anymore.. so any hints or suggestions would be nice :)

best regards patrick

till 22nd May 2009 11:27

Maybe you changed the owner of the files or the permissions.

patrick232 22nd May 2009 11:31

ty for the fast reply


root@webhost:/usr/local/ispconfig/interface/web/themes# ls -al
total 16
drwxr-s---  4 ispconfig ispconfig 4096 May 22 09:36 .
drwxr-s--- 16 ispconfig ispconfig 4096 Feb 26 23:12 ..
drwxr-sr-x  8 ispconfig ispconfig 4096 May 22 08:52 mytheme
drwxr-sr-x  7 ispconfig ispconfig 4096 Feb 26 23:12 default

i changed the owner with chown to ispconfig and changed permissions with chmod -R 755

i can even browse http://

till 22nd May 2009 11:35

Ok. Then there might be a problem with the session. Close all browser windows and then start the internet browser again and connect to ispconfig.

If this does not help, download the latest ispconfig again (no problem if its the same version that you have installed) and run the update.php script. Choose 'n' when you were asked if your services shall be reconfigured so that only the ispconfig files will be copied again.

Not sure what causes this on your setup. Making a new theme by copying the default theme should work, but I will try it on my test server.

patrick232 22nd May 2009 11:52

yep, restarting the browser did the trick :)

but changing the theme for a specific user didnt work so far. what i did so far:
* change user-theme for user XY
* logged in with user XY (via the login-button, right to the user in the system-user-list)
* restarted browser

the user gets displayed the default-theme

as i only need 1 theme, im changing the default-theme now (so it works for me)

patrick232 27th May 2009 09:56

ok, here is another problem i couldnt solve so far.

i changed the main.tpl.htm and added some divs and other stuff. all works fine except when i refresh the site or logout. then all the stuff i added in the main.tpl.htm has gone.

it seems like any other template has been loaded - but didnt find any hint in the code yet. i think its releated on the $_SESSION?

maybe anyone can give me some hints, ty :)


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