Themes allow you to change the look and feel of your Drupal site. You can use themes contributed by others or create your own to share with the community. Contributed themes are not part of any official release and may not have optimized code/functionality for your purposes. You can also create a sub-theme of an existing theme. A sub-theme inherits a parent theme’s resources.
let us study about Themes and Layouts. Drupal will install Bartik theme as default theme during installation. You can select paid or free themes from Drupal official site.
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How to Install Themes in Drupal
Go to Drupal official site and click Get Started. Then Click on All Themes.
You will get a list of themes, select theme of your choice. Next, right-click Download file and copy the link address as shown in the following screen. You can also download the theme directly by clicking on archive file and the module will be downloaded locally on your computer as shown in the following screen. Go to Appearance and click Install new theme as shown in the following screen.
You can paste the link address you previously copied or upload the theme archive, instead of copying the link address, if you have downloaded it and click Install as shown in the following screen.
The following screen appears, wait until the installation completes. Next, click Enable newly added themes as shown in the following screen.
By default the themes are disabled. To enable them, click Enable and set the default as shown in the following screen. Click on Settings as shown in the following screen to set the appearance for your site. The Layout & General Settings option pops up on the screen, in the Standard layout. you can choose a layout for desktops, laptops and other large screen devices.
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- Choose sidebar positions − You can choose sidebar position by clicking on the radio button.
- Set the width of each sidebar − You can set the width of the first sidebar and second sidebar and unit in % or px or em.
- Set the page width − You can set the width of the page.
- Set a max width −You can check or uncheck to set maximum width.
- Media query for this layout − Media query defines different style rules for different media devices and by default for this layout will be 1025px.
Next, click Tablet Layout. Tablet devices will have two orientations Landscape and Portrait. You can configure a different layout for each orientation.
That is it, you have just installed a Drupal theme of your choice. Feel free to customize the way you want