Create Theme button missing

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1 year 3 months ago #167585 by EstebanS
Hello!
I have just installed LimeSurvey on a DigitalOcean vm.
I'm trying to create a new theme from scratch.

when I go to the template editor the "Create" button is missing. I checked that the directory where is hosted is owned by the user that runs php (www-data in my case) and I'm using the superadmin user that was created during install (I also tried with other superadmin created after the install)
but no luck, am I missing something?

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1 year 3 months ago #167589 by Joffm
Replied by Joffm on topic Create Theme button missing
Hello, Esteban,

well, you do not "create" a new empty template (now called "theme"), but extend one of the existing.
In your case (from scratch) you'd best extend the "vanilla" theme, which only contains the absolute basics.

https://manual.limesurvey.org/New_Template_System_in_LS3.x

BTW: What is the screenshot from?

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1 year 3 months ago #167590 by EstebanS
sorry! I added the wrong screenshot, doh! was just a screenshot showing that there was no create button. I guess we were checking an old version of the manual...

thank you for your response, I was hoping to be able to create a new folder that would go under themes/surveys/ with our stuff since we aim to automatize the deploy of these changes to be performed through a CI system.

is there a way for me to be able to create a new copy of the vanila folder right next to it? I tried copying the folder and changing the xml file but didn't had any luck (doesn show up as a theme to install at the bottom)

thank you!

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1 year 3 months ago #167593 by Joffm
Replied by Joffm on topic Create Theme button missing
No, just extend the vanilla.
Then you will get the folder in "limesurvey/upload/themes/survey/my_new_vanilla" and it will be visible.

IMO it's not visible because there is also an entry in the database necessary and the asset manager is affected.
If you do something outside the system, it's your resonsibility.
And please don't ask for help afterwards.;)

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1 year 3 months ago #167609 by LouisGac

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1 year 3 months ago #167644 by TheOmar
Replied by TheOmar on topic Create Theme button missing
Hi, what happens if I'm buying one of the themes of Lime's authorized Partners? Is there anyway to install a new theme?
survey-consulting.com/shop/

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1 year 3 months ago #167646 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Create Theme button missing
As far as I know, there is not theme to purchase that would be compatible with LS 3.x. Once there are 3.x themes to purchase, you can upload them into Limesurvey by clicking on the "import" button.

So first make sure the theme is compatible with your installation of Limesurvey.

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Some helpful links: Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds
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1 year 3 months ago #167647 by holch
Replied by holch on topic Create Theme button missing
Just to clarify "2.5x and later" does most probably only include any later release in the 2.x branch, but NOT the 3.x branch.

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