Newbee question - how to upload skin file to server

pingo

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Can anyone tell me how to do to upload the cpanel skin to the server. I have removed a few links from it but I don't know ssh very well. How is it done from a remote/local computer to the server and what command is used to unpack it on the server.

Thanks
John
 

Robert_

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Im not exactly sure what you mean but you can upload a new theme tarball by going to the theme section in whm and select install a new whm or cpanel theme.
 

pingo

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Oh, I didn't know that. So I can make a tarball on my local disk and then browse it from WHM and upload it directly from there. Thanks for helping. :) I will try doing it that way.

John
 

pingo

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I downloaded the file for the theme - were told to change its extension to tar.gz when unzipping it with winzip. I have changed the files but now I can't create a file with the .cpthemes extension required to upload it in WHM. Do you know how, or with what utility, this can be done? What format should it be in?

John
 

Brad

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While there are various programs available for managing the tar and gzipped files. I found cpanel themes can be managed best with this little free program called 7-zip. It's not as pretty as the others but it does a fine job here with theme files in their native format, preserving the original theme archive and allowing alterations direct.

7-Zip Home Page

Originally posted by pingo
Do you know how, or with what utility, this can be done? What format should it be in?

John
 

Robert_

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you could just login with ssh and upload your themname.cptheme and

tar cvf themename.cptheme.tar themename.cptheme

then download it and then reupload it.
 
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dgbaker

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Or, do the following

mkdir /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend/THEMENAME

copy all of your files to new directory

Done.

There is no need to go through the taring and using whm do bring in cpanel themes. We have never done the taring and all our themes work fine without issues.