How to change default video tutorials

gkgcpanel

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Jun 6, 2007
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We purchased a number of cpanel x3 videos from demowolf.com (customized for us).

I changed the link in the /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/tutorial.html
to point to our new links. This works fine, except for when we update and it overwrites my changes with the default.

It would be good to have an option to skip this file from getting updated.

I also noticed that several sections have a direct link to their own video tutorial. These point directly back to the ones on Cpanel. I would also like to change those links to point to our respective tutorials that we have... Is this possible and how can I also prevent this from being changed during the next update?

Thanks.
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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We purchased a number of cpanel x3 videos from demowolf.com (customized for us).

I changed the link in the /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/x3/tutorial.html
to point to our new links. This works fine, except for when we update and it overwrites my changes with the default.

It would be good to have an option to skip this file from getting updated.

I also noticed that several sections have a direct link to their own video tutorial. These point directly back to the ones on Cpanel. I would also like to change those links to point to our respective tutorials that we have... Is this possible and how can I also prevent this from being changed during the next update?

Thanks.
Typically, when people want to customize one of our themes in such a way, I recommend copying the theme (e.g. to x3-myCompany) so when the updater updates X3, it doesn't affect your custom theme (x3-myCompany). You can set this to be the default theme for your users and only permit users to use that theme.

Of course, the major downside to this is if during the remainder of the version 11 roll-out that the X3 theme is updated, you would not have those changes reflected in your custom theme.
 

jayh38

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Mar 3, 2006
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I never understood custom themes myself just for that reason. Hey, its cPanel. most users don't look at it very often so why interfere with something you have to update / manage / break / answer questions / and and and....


Sure its pretty to customize a theme I suppose, but nah, I like keeping things as simple as possible. If clients look around on the web, they will see the all familiar cPanel themes everywhere and may be more inclined in learning something more about it which means less questions for administrators.