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Is it relatively easy to create my own theme for my site? I know CSS very well but don't want to spend hours and hours creating something for a CMS I'm unfamiliar with, as this could lead to various different problems.
In the long term, I would be looking to create my own theme but obviously it's not something I can do instantly and would probably need a few weeks.

Had a look through the ocPortal website and I can't seem to find very many themes that are really what I'm after. So is there a place I can request a theme or download a theme from a third party that anyone can recommend?

Thanks in advance!!!
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no-online said

Is it relatively easy to create my own theme for my site?
Yes.

no-online said

I know CSS very well but don't want to spend hours and hours creating something for a CMS I'm unfamiliar with, as this could lead to various different problems.

In the long term, I would be looking to create my own theme but obviously it's not something I can do instantly and would probably need a few weeks.
Yes - (both parts)

no-online said

So is there a place I can request a theme or download a theme from a third party that anyone can recommend?
No.

Take a look at the following; there are others:

How to create a fixed-width layout - (by Chris Graham)
A Gaming Community Theme - Part 1 - (by Jean)
Demo-1 (of above)
A Gaming Community Theme - Part 2 - (by Jean)
Demo-2 (of above)

Having a look at those will reinforce the notion that nothing is impossible with this CMS. Sure, there aren't many 'ready-made' themes available that you can download and make your own (the examples above actually ARE down-loadable), but think of the satisfaction when you actually make your own 'original' theme that nobody else has - or can copy!

Keep us informed of how you get on. It would be nice to have some more themes to choose from, or from which to copy ideas …

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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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Don't forget to check the themes that Jean is also uploading to ocPortal. He's released a few already that you can play with.

If there's a theme in the Post Your Site that you like, perhaps if you send a PT to that person requesting their theme, they might be nice enough to say yes… but don't get mad if they say no.

Eric DeMars . com
My electronic portfolio and personal site. Uses ocPortal!
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