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Please update theme creation documentation

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Open
Subject
Please update theme creation documentation
Version
21.x Regression
25.x (future, currently trunk)
Category
  • Documentation (or Advocacy)
Feature
Others
Resolution status
New
Submitted by
hman
Lastmod by
hman
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Description

Since I was critized for editing an existing Tiki theme to fit my needs on two installations, I wanted to give the "official" way a try.

So I visited
https://themes.tiki.org/Creating-a-Tiki-theme

which is the official documentation. I have the impression (but cannot prove this, of course) that I am the first to actually use this...

It fails. On step 1 (Three Ways to Make a New Theme).
https://themes.tiki.org/Three-Ways-to-Make-a-New-Theme

Btw, BOTH pages are dated 2016... There are three alternatives listed:

  1. Link to a Bootstrap.css File for a New Theme
  2. Add a Style Sheet to the Themes Directory
  3. Make a Less-Compiled Tiki Theme


Less...

There is another documentation from Tiki:
https://themes.tiki.org/Updating-a-Tiki-theme-from-Bootstrap-3-to-4

to which I was pointed recently. Besides the fact that it hasn't been updated in 4 years, it stil reads als "work in progress". Like this table:

Less function SCSS equivalent
coming soon coming soon


"coming soon". How "soon" is 4 years? Another example

"I'll add a table here of the changes I've had to make when updating Tiki themes, but in the meantime" So we do not learn what changes had to be made, and we cannot learn from Tiki's devs what pitfalls were discovered. And there the documentation ends...

Bootstrap's documentation, on the other hand
https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.0/migration/

isn't very useful as well. It addresses only developers who are fully rooted in the entire Bootstrap universe. Frankly, I understand not even half of the stuff.

Importance
7
Easy to solve?
3
Priority
21
Demonstrate Bug (Tiki 19+)
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Version: Create show2.tiki.org instance
Ticket ID
8159
Created
Saturday 30 July, 2022 17:30:14 GMT-0000
by hman
LastModif
Saturday 30 July, 2022 17:49:48 GMT-0000

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