Pete

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I am about to install some new CPanel skins and thought it best to seek some advice from those of you who have already done so.

Would like to know the &correct& procedure to follow when installing these skins in order to avoid any mistakes and problems with the installs.. Perhaps your replies will help others who follow to avoid problems as well.

Would like to know exact steps to follow from
(1) Which is best directory to upload tar file to.
(2) Which is best directory to untar file from.
(3) Exact untar command
(4) Exact untar command options to install to correct directory
(5) Do we need to chmod or chown the files, if so what permissions, who should be owner
(6) Anything else need to be done that you can think of
etc., etc., etc...

As always, your help is invaluable and greatly appreciated...
 

Brian Farkas

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All you really have to do is create a directory for it under the /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend directory and drop the files in there (e.g. /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/YOUR-THEME-NAME)

Good luck,

Brian
 

cannon71

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Here's a really easy way to install themes:

1) Upload your theme to a directory you can FTP into. For example, if your theme was called &MyTheme& the directory could be /home/yoursite/MyTheme. I don't recommend uploading to a directory you can HTTP to...

2) Login as a root or superuser (if you can't, ask your host to).

3) Tell them to run the following command:
ln -s /home/yoursite/MyTheme /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/

Done!

Now you'll be able to edit your theme directly at /home/yoursite/MyTheme and have them take effect in the frontend directory. Hope that helps.
 

Lamar

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[quote:631b5c8f26][i:631b5c8f26]Originally posted by cannon71[/i:631b5c8f26]

ln -s /home/yoursite/MyTheme /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/

Done!

Now you'll be able to edit your theme directly at /home/yoursite/MyTheme and have them take effect in the frontend directory. [/quote:631b5c8f26]

EDIT- I removed my post when I realized a mistake in it.

Thanks, Cannon71, for your help.
 

netsighting

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but what about this problem?

I see how this helps users on shared servers, etc. It's great advice.
I just want to install the theme in /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/ as root and install it as the default theme for the entire server (it's mine, so not a problem). I got it working (almost) and then encountered the following problems.

1. First, there were 404 errors all over. CHmod permissions changed that, though I am not sure why I would have to have done it.
2. Then, Raw Logs function would call nothing, produce a 404. No cpanel folder in the skin I installed. Hmm.
3. Then, this morning, just when everything was looking good, it all went bye bye. Nothing. A 404 at the index.html file all over again.

What should I set WHM to in order for cpanel updates not to do this? Currently it is set to only have MANUAL cpanel updates.
Does anyone have any experience with this??
 

NetGeek

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hope someone will shed some light on netsighting coz I am planing to install a my 1st custom theme on my 1st server.
 

rpmws

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I found one of the coolest client side software for windows is SecureFX by http://vandyke.com . It allows you to SSH-FTP as root and click around and upload anywhere. .just like a FTP client which it is also :)