Themes are a new feature in Triaster Server 16.4, enabling branding to be applied to Triaster Server in a simpler and more flexible way.
Prior to themes, applying such branding involved replacing numerous files in different locations within the Triaster Server installation with customised versions. Some features, such as homepages, could be made to look different for each library and site, but others would have to be common to all. A theme can be applied to specific sites, so libraries and sites can truly have their own look-and-feel.
A selection of themes is included in a standard installation, but most customers are likely to use a theme designed specifically for them.
A theme is represented by a set of files contained within a theme-named folder.
These files and configurations in the main Settings file define the theme.
<Settings> ... <themes> <theme name=”theme name” DisplayName=”Display Name”> ... etc
Such configurations are typically overrides of site-level settings, also in the Settings file, or applicationlevel settings that are otherwise assumed. These may include:
Themes already installed are listed
A theme for uploading is packaged as a ZIP file containing:
A theme can be applied to all or one of a library’s sites through Edit Configuration
This is a site-level configuration in the Settings file.
<Settings> ... <PublicationSettings> ... <Library Name=”library name”> ... <Site Name=”site name”> ... <theme>theme name</theme>
Themes offer a simpler and more flexible way of applying branding to Triaster Server.