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  • How to install a custom theme in Magento

    Magento is a difficult eCommerce platform, especially if you are a beginner. We suggest to consider how to install a custom theme in Magento and what default theme and non-default theme mean.

    Kinds of the themes

    There are two kinds of the themes which work on the online store platform:
    1. Default Theme;
    2. Non-default Theme.
    The settings of the each of them are very important because the default theme consists of the base files which are necessary for the work of eCommerce store in general, and the non-default theme allows stylizing images and CSS tables.
    Before the beginning of the theme installation we would like to remind that you must not change the files in the base directory because it makes the Magento upgrade procedure more difficult and problematic. The files should be placed on the following path: app/design/ frontend/the title of the theme/default and skin/frontend/ the title of the theme/default.

    The Theme Installation

    After purchasing the necessary theme, you need to activate it. You can download the theme files via the safe FTP connection on the hosting server or upload directly to Magento panel. Perhaps, you will need to activate the theme (in general this function is used in empty themes and you can see the example in the administrator’s panel).

    As soon as the theme is activated, you need to go to the section System - Magento Connect - Magento Connect Manager. The error may be shown in the additional subdirectory. In order to fix it you need to check the subdirectory of the theme and the expansion, update the settings and save them. Then you should return back to Magento Connect Manager.

    You need to go to the section called Install New Extensions and find the directory called Paste extension key to install where you should enter the activation theme key. After this action the Install button will become active and the monitor will be dark where the theme installation process will be displayed.

    When the process is finished, you will see the theme in the administrator’s panel. But it will not be visible for visitors of the site. You need to activate the theme in order to fix it. You should go to System and choose Configuration и Design. You will see a dropdown menu in the design panel where you should choose General. This subparagraph means what theme is visible for the Magento store users. You should find the section Current Configuration Scope and Main Website there.

    You should enter the theme title, the address of the theme and other data in Main Website. The interface has an intuitive view and every line should be mapped.
    You should map the section in the following way:

    Current Package Name – it should be left by default;
    Translations – if it is necessary, tick the translation files;
    The rest of the lines: Templates, Skin (Images/ CSS), Layout and Default should be left empty (blank).

    Even if after the upgrade and conservation of all these settings the theme is not visible, then you need to disable the cache and update the page one more time. It is important to check the files names of the templates. They should not match the title of the standard theme or Magento will show errors and close the path to the files of the new theme automatically.

    If you have any issues and don’t know how to install a custom theme in Magento, you can contact GoMage specialists on our forum or leave your comments in the article. We will help you as soon as possible.

    We suggest GoMage themes which are developed as to the best Magento practices and easy to install.

  • #2
    hi,custom theam install in magento, theam,
    2.magento file merge in download theam,
    3.theam video see to coding install.
    4.admin restart.


    • #3
      I received an error when trying to install the theme. The screen just went frozen and I had to restart the laptop. Do you know what is that?


      • #4
        Hello James!

        This problem could not have been caused by the theme installation, most likely it was a local error in the laptop software.


        • #5
          Hi James,

          Can you post your screenshots in there. We can see what's issues. You was got it when installation.


          • #6
            How to Install Magento Themes

            Magento Development is becoming one of the best E-commerce store which is gaining popularity by leaps and bounds. With this rate of increasing popularity, many existing and new stores are bound to migrate or start with Magento pretty soon. Although, Magento is quite good but it requires proper knowledge before you indulge yourself into Magento customization. If you want to create a new Magento theme by yourself that’s a different story altogether but if want to leverage the functionality and layout provided by any premium or free Magento theme then you should know how to install the theme soon after successful download.
            There are two ways to install a Magento theme

            1. Install via Magento Connect
            2. Install via placing appropriate theme template folders in your Magento Installation.

            It entirely depends upon the theme availability and theme quality but if the theme is available in Magento Connect (it has a good collection of free & premium themes) then you can install it very easily without any technical knowledge. Following is a breakdown of how to install a Magento theme via Magento Connect and via inserting new theme template in your existing or new Magento installation. Read More step by step guide -
            ClapCreative offers magneto ecommerce store development services in Los Angeles. We develop extensions, SEO Friendly themes for better visibility in search


            • #7
              Thanks for share such nice post.


              • #8
                Thanks for providing this information . I will check it out ...


                • #9
                  Thanks for giving such information. Good one.


                  • #10
                    Installing a new thêm for Magento 2 store is necessary and should be one of the tasks in priority. That is easy to find many beautiful themes in Magento Marketplaces or through searching tools. You can assign installation task to the theme vendor or install a new theme by yourself by following their installation guide and user guide.
                    The theme will help you make your store become user-friendly, professional and attractive to visitors. Choosing a suitable theme also enhances the appearance of your store and build your ơn brand name. Therefore, following some simple steps which are given below to install a new theme for your Magento store right now.
                    Last edited by daniel_anthony; 17-04-18, 04:24 AM.