# Theme

# Theme overrides

Theme overrides works by detecting a file override which replaces a given theme file, so the system will use the override instead of the default file. Overrides are placed at app/themes/Peafowl/overrides. For example, let's say you want to replace app/themes/Peafowl/views/image.php you have to simply copy the file to app/themes/Peafowl/overrides/views/image.php and the system will now use the override instead of the default file.

# Custom hooks

Custom hooks allows to add or edit code in designated areas or segments of the theme. Default theme includes a custom hooks folder where you can add your own stuff and is filled with plenty sample files. For example, to customize the share buttons follow these steps:

  • Go to the theme custom hooks folder app/themes/Peafowl/custom_hooks/
  • Make a copy of share_links.sample.php (do all your editing needed in this copy)
  • Rename your working copy to share_links.php

Chevereto will detect your overrides and it will load this file into the theme.

# Clone default theme

If you need more customization you should clone the default "Peafowl" theme and do your work in this new theme. To clone the default theme:

  • Copy app/themes/Peafowl/ and paste it in the same directory
  • Name your new theme as anything you want (no white spaces)

Best way to keep a track of default theme changes is by creating a local git repo in your computer. Create a local git repo with last Chevereto version and commit each time you want to merge the code and will be able to see exactly all the changes line by line.

Last Updated: 6/20/2021, 12:13:44 PM