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    In this article, I’ll share easy ways to install the Magento Theme manually. Before we start, let me first guide you through the folder structure which is required to install a new theme template.


    Folder structure of Magento


    Root Directory

    app

       code

          (local & community directory to upload custom module)

       design

          adminhtml

             default

          frontend

              base

              default

              Custom theme template (.phtml files)

       etc

          modules

              (xml files to activate the modules)

       locale

           (language translation & emails related template directory)

    js

      

    lib

      

    media

      

    skin

        adminhtml

           default

               (admin panel css & image directory)

        frontend

            base

               default

            default

               default

            Custom theme template (.css files)

                default

     

    Note: Two folders app & skin are always included in all Magento themes. Besides, /js folder might or might not be present in all the themes.

    Also Read: Why should we Prefer Magento for developing the eCommerce Websites?

     

    Without further ado, let’s shift our focus back to the steps ;)

    Step 1. Upload your app & skin folder of the theme to the corresponding Magento folder.

    Note: Don't override the main folder (app & skin) especially when you are transferring files & directories using FTP. Upload each sub-folder to the corresponding Magento subfolder.

     

    Step 2. You can set your theme name under frontend folder. Let suppose your package & theme name is pankaj & orange respectively.

    Path: app -> design -> frontend -> pankaj -> orange (this folder contain .phtml file)

    Path: skin -> frontend -> pankaj -> orange (this folder contain css related sub folders & files.)

    After that, login to admin panel goto System ->Configuration->general->Design & set the package name of your theme.

    See the below image.

     

     

     

    Step 3: Upload your comPany logo using FTP.

    Path: skin ->frontend -> pankaj -> orange -> images -> logo.png

     

    Step 4: Set the other settings under design tab like copyright, upload favicon etc. through the Magento admin.

    Path: system -> configuration -> general -> design -> header.


    Step 5: Finally, you are required to clear your Magento cache using admin panel to see the changes in the front-end.

    Path: system -> cache management.

     

    Thanks for the read. If you have any questions regarding the installation of the Magento Theme, feel free to discuss.  

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