[development] Theme system

Gaele Strootman eindgebruiker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 17:43:30 UTC 2013

Hi Chris,

Replacing the dash by an underscore in the theme name might help. See



On 10/10/2013 06:49 PM, Chris Miller wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I am still trying to understand sub-themeing. I have four themes
> installed and two enabled. Bartik(enabled), Seven(enabled), Garland,
> Stark.  I tried a minimal, trivial sub-theme of Bartik by creating a
> subdirectory /sites/all/themes/bartik-cjm populated as follows:
> bartik-cjm/
> bartik-cjm.info
> css/
> local.css
> _*bartik-cjm.info:*_
> name = Bartik-cjm
> base theme = Bartik
> core = 7.x
> stylesheets[all][] = css/local.css
> According to everything I've read, and it has been a increasing
> amount, this should be sufficient to create a sub-theme named
> "Bartik-cjm" which inherits everything from Bartik and overrides
> local.css with my copy.  I believe I should see this as one of the
> options in admin/appearance, and I don't. I can see that
> $data[system_list][theme] is populated from the MySQL database (select
> * from cache_bootstrap where cid = "system_list";), which only has my
> original four themes in the serialized object.
> So, either the database must be updated somewhere, somehow, by
> someone,  -- OR -- Drupal must look at the filesystem and realize that
> there is more to the story than the database knows and extend the
> list. So, how does Drupal become aware of the custom sub-theme?
> -- 
> Chris.

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