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#76740 (In Topic #15807)

Fan in action

Found this in the "About" section:

A single ocPortal site can have multiple designs – e.g. different branding on different sections"

I'd like to set up a site that has a different 'feel', or look, to each. For example, a sporting goods store with a fishing section, a firearms section, a motocross section, etc.

Is there a tutorial about how to do this?

If not - is this difficult?

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Community saint

Not difficult.

Make different 'zones' for each of the themes you want to use, and for continuity sake keep the base colour(s) and simply change the heading for each zone. When you 'edit' the relevant zone(s) choose to display the relevant header by selecting or uploading the new image. That should take care of the issue.

However, assess how your site will work if you segregate each 'subject' into its own zone. Because, if you don't carefully work out the redirects, clicking on a zone_menu link will take the user to the 'default' theme which could prove to be totally confusing to them.

P.S. I am in the process of finalising a series of 5 themes that 'use' this device to display differences in various zones. It should be ready by the weekend, but don't stop your own experiments!

An example of what I have just said, showing the difference between the two distinct zones, Simply substituting the images in each will get you what you want:

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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