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Download from simple machines
« on: October 09, 2011, 08:11:12 pm »
I have found a few themes from simplemachines.org that I like and wish to use for my forum. Is there any way I can do so?

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Re: Download from simple machines
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 08:13:03 pm »
The style sheet can be used most likely but you would need to find a place to host the images itself. Otherwise no we can't convert it over.
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Re: Download from simple machines
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 08:16:39 pm »
Thanks, and how can I do that? Is there any sites that I can find good themes where I can just use CSS? There aren't many good themes on this place.

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Re: Download from simple machines
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 09:40:38 pm »
Thanks, and how can I do that? Is there any sites that I can find good themes where I can just use CSS? There aren't many good themes on this place.
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If you download a theme from there the theme package will have all of the images in it.   You would need to upload them to an image host (like Photobucket) and replace the links in the css with YOUR links.    There are dozens of places in the css where you will have to do this.    To answer your second question -  its not possible to download a css that will just work.    The image links have to be replaced with your own links so it can find the images to display them.

The only themes you may even be able to do it with are those that have not altered the templates as there is no way you can do that.

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Re: Download from simple machines
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 10:01:14 pm »
So I can use the CSS but need my own image hosts? Can I right click and just use, "Image URL"

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Re: Download from simple machines
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 10:09:05 pm »
No that will not work.  You have to look through the css.   Find every image url in it.  Look in the folders for the theme you downloaded and find those exact image files.  Upload them to an image host.   Get the direct url for them and replace the urls in the css.    Yeah its a lot of work but its the only way you can do it.

Make sure the theme is for smf2.0   That is the only version that will work.   And again:  if the theme has changes to the template(s) you wont be able to use it and get the result you are looking for.
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Re: Download from simple machines
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 07:29:38 pm »
Thanks for being a huge help! (seriously)

 

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