jkblaze

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is there anything i should know about skinning Cpanel.


Also is there a certain coding language ive got to code it in or is HTML ok.
 

t c

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HTML will be the common based language in which you will create the skin in but, you will need to have a copy of the proper cpanel api variables for the desired operations you wish to have your skin function.

Do a search here on the forum for "cpanel api".
 

jkblaze

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good i know HTML good but not php(thank god its not that) and API is that the things for like IP deny and that.
 

t c

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No, cPanel API is in reference to the language cPanel uses to do everything. There's special tags to do everything whereas standard HTML can accomplish the standard layout of the skin. Without the API you have no skin.
 

PWSowner

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Easiest way to learn how to make your own skin is to download one and study it. Once you see how it works, a little html work and you can make it look any way you want and add or remove any features you want.

When I first looked at the files I had a good idea of how it works within a couple hours.
 

jkblaze

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i know the only thing is i cant get one, i knew studying will probably do it but i wasnt that sure. were can i get soem from i know the demo WHM isnt right because people edit the themeballs
 

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In WHM under themes, there is "Download a Cpanel Themeball", unless you're a reseller. Or you can use a secure ftp program to ftp to the server to download a theme in /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/ to study.

If you're a reseller or end user, I could provide a zipped theme here if needed.
 

jkblaze

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i got given root access to get the themeballs but now im stuck on getting to the images and coding ive extracted the files and i have a file in file format what do i do from there