Corporate X - Multipurpose Drupal 7 Theme” Documentation by “Jorge Diaz” v1.1


“Corporate X - Multipurpose Drupal 7 Theme”

Updated: 25/01/2012
By: Jorge Diaz
Email: actionscriptdev@gmail.com

Thank you for purchasing my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via my user page contact form here. Thanks so much!


Table of Contents

  1. Theme Overview
  2. Installing Corporate X Theme FULL EDITION (Drupal 7.10)
  3. The Drupal 7.x theme
  4. Change Theme Appearance
  5. Change jQuery Home Slide Effect
  6. PHP.TPL Files (HTML)
  7. CSS Files and Structure
  8. Sites Folder

A) Theme Overview - top

Theme Overview

 

Corporate X Multipurpose Drupal 7 theme is composed by 2 main parts: the theme & the modules that enable the many included Views (jquery slideshow, blocks & pages) with the clean database backup. Drupal 7 theme is totally independent to the modules included on /sites/all/modules package, so feel free to extract it from the package and use it at your own way. We'll call this use mode, the "only theme" approach. Anyway, I encourage the use of the included Database Backup that will allow you to quickly build a site, rather than raising one from the scratch and based on the last stable Drupal version.

B) Installing Corporate X Theme FULL EDITION (Drupal 7.10) - top

To have a completely functional Corporate Theme working on your site you must follow these steps:

Step 1

1 - Do a clean Drupal 7.10 installation on your Web Server. You can get it from here: http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.10.tar.gz. If you also need assistance on installing Drupal go to http://drupal.org/getting-started VERY IMPORTANT: Use no prefix on your tables.

Step 2

2 - Using Phpmyadmin on your Web Server or any other MySQL/PostgreSQL tool, delete all tables Drupal created during installation progress. We will replace them with the ones included in this package. NOTE: You can also Drop the Database and create a new one with the same name.

Step 3

3 - Import "corporate.sql.zip" into your Database. Go to "Import" tab and browse for "corporate.sql.zip" file on the Corporate X Package. If you experience any problem, extract corporate.sql and import it directly.

Step 4

4 - Copy sites.zip to your "drupal installation" folder and extract it so it merges with your sites folder. Ex: Copy it to c:/wamp/htdocs/drupal7.x/ on Windows or into /var/www/drupal7.x/ in case of Linux. NOTE: It won't overwrite your configuration files.

Step 5

5 - That's it!!! Using a Web Browser get into http://yoursite.com/

6 - To log in as Administrator, go to http://yoursite.com/user to the "user login section" (/user) and Use the following access data:

X - Enjoy Corporate X Theme!!! But I suggest you to keep reading this doc to know more about it.


C) Drupal 7.x Theme - top

Drupal 7 Theme

Corporate X Premium Theme is a Zen based theme. It means it includes all features that Zen Base theme does. This means that many of it's template files are taken from Zen, including CSS, HTML layout and theme behavior.

If you're moving Corporate Premium theme folder to another Drupal installation, you must move "corporate folder" all along with the "zen" folder for it to work correctly.

Corporate Premium Theme is compatible with any of the releases of Drupal 7.x if you use it as "only theme". If you are using it as the whole package, Drupal 7.10 is the recommended versions to use, but you can also use a previous one from the 7.x line under your own risk. Database updates could cause unstable behaviors.


D) Change Theme Appearance - top

Colors

Corporate theme allows millions of color combinations. You can create yours from scratch or just start from one of the 6 ones included on it.

For doing so, you must browse to the Appearance (Themes) section of your site, enable Corporate Theme and get into its settings page, under the address:

 http://yoursite.com/?q=admin/appearance/settings/corporate 

Once there, you can explore the Theming preferences and set up your own custom color set. For changing each color, just select it from the colors list and then, using the color picker, get the new one. You can also copy the HEX color from another source and paste it directly on the color box. IMPORTANT Remember you must save theme settings for get colors updated.


E) Change jQuery Home Slide Effect - top

Colors

You can quickly change jQuery effect on the Home Slide just by going to:

http://yoursite.com/?q=admin/structure/views/nojs/display/home_page/page/style_options

Once there, you can select one of the available 27 effects, define the transition duration, the time between each effect, etc. Be careful to not touch View Related preferences to avoid unstable results if you're not an advanced Drupal user. Once you apply it, save the view.


F) PHP.TPL Files (HTML) - top

Corporate X Theme extends all Zen Base Theme HTML layout files (.tpl.php) but two. Those two files are Zen Base Duplicates with little changes, so essentially, Corporate X Theme as a 99% Zen Layout theme. Following, I describe the changes:

For advanced theme editing, you can learn more about Zen TPL.PHP files by visiting: http://drupal.org/node/193318


G) CSS Files and Structure - top

I'm using two CSS main files in this theme. Zen Base theme includes a lot more you can edit, but Corporate X Theme focus all its styles in only 2 CSS files: corporate.css and color.css. Zen Base theme includes reset, base layout, browsers level up and many other features that aims to each Drupal visual element, so you don't need to define it in thousands of lines of code, just in these 2 small files I'm going to explain:

For advanced theme editing, you can learn more about Zen CSS files by visiting: http://drupal.org/node/193318


H) Sites folder - top

As explained earlier in Theme Overview section, Corporate X Theme package includes a set of prebuilt views and many other things. So, most important things included in "sites.zip" files are:

That's why you must extract this zip file in your Drupal root folder, so it can merge with your current installation. NOTE: no configuration file will be lost. This package only contains the required modules and files. Your configuration files won't be loosed.


Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.

Jorge Diaz

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