Creating Theme from Scratch

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After you accessed the admin area of your website click on Design and CMS and Themes tabs. From this page you can add theme group, import theme and add theme by clicking on the corresponding buttons. You can also backup, move to group, copy or customize your existing themes by clicking on the corresponding buttons as well as change theme title, switch between information and image theme views and delete the theme by clicking on the corresponding icons. It will be much easier to create your own theme based on the existing one so we would recommend to copy the exising theme in order to create your own one.

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After the theme is copied (it may take some time), click on Customize button within this theme. Widgets can be added by poining the mouse to the required place and clicking on Add widgit option. After that click on Widgets button, find the required widget and click on it. Or the widget can be dragged and dropped to the required place without clicking on Add widgit option. The existing widget can be edited, dragged and dropped, exported or deleted by clicking on the corresponding icons.

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Widgets settings differ from one widget to another. For example, widget styles (font, background, padding) can be set up for the external widget div unless they are overriden by the styles within the widget.

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In the same way as widgets, widget groups can be added to the theme and managed.

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If a widget group is exported it is automatically added to the widget list and appears in the list under Widget groups tab. You can also add the new group by clicking on Add button and view/edit the name and page type or delete the exising group.

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If you click on Pages button you can find the required page, go to it by clicking on it or copy this page, edit its settings or delete it. You can also go to the required page by filling in its URL.

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If you click on Edit Texts button, direct your mouse and click on the required text link, you can edit it in the theme via translation tool..

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Before you save the changes you can click on Preview in popup button to make sure everything meets your requirements.

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Under Backups tab the theme backups are done automatically or you can do it manually by clicking on New Backup button. You can also import or export a theme by clicking on the correspodning buttons. While exporting a theme it is possible to export menus or banners with a theme by checking the corresponding boxes.

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Under Theme settings and Main details tabs you can view/update the exising settings or add the new ones by clicking on the corresponding button.

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Under Images tab you can upload the images for favicon, logo, background, default image for categories and products (if no image is uploaded for a category or a product) and image preloader for lazy loading.

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Under Font tab you can view the exising fonts and add the new ones by clicking on the corresponding button.

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In order to add a Google font, go to fonts.google.com, choose the required font, click on Link radio button and copy the highlighted link.

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Paste this link into a new browser and copy the code from there.

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Click on Add font button and paste the code in the new field.

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Under Sizes for responsive design tab you can view/add the required settings for min-width and max-width.

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Under Styles tab you can view/update styles for different blocks by clicking on + icon and then on pencil icon. You can also change font, background and border colors as well as font family by choosing the options in From and To fields and clicking on Change button.

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Under CSS tab you can choose widget or page css class (options beginning with b means blocks, with p - pages and with w - widgets). You can also add a new widget by clicking on Add button.

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Under js tab you can add the required js to all the pages if necssary.

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Under Log tab you can see what changes were made to the theme. By clicking on Details link you can find more detailed information about them.

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By clicking on Mobile and Desktop tabs you can switch to the corresponding verions.

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