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The layout in Contao consists of a theme, templates, and the site structure (website pages based on theme and templates). This theme is known as a front end theme and viewable by the public and the members/users of your Contao CMS. Back end themes are applicable only to your users, and can be loaded directly in the back end interface. Both theme types can be obtained from the Contao.org website, or through a third party website. The following tutorial explains how to obtain and then apply themes via the Contao CMS back end.
Finding a back end theme or front end theme to use for Contao and then installing is actually a pretty simple process when using th Contao interface. The first set of instructions reviews how to load a back end theme and activate it for a user. The second set of instructions describe how to load a front end theme that makes up the appearance of the public website for you Contao CMS.
A front end theme changes the web site appearance that your members/users and the general public will see. Loading the front end theme requires that you have the installation files for the theme. As opposed to a back end theme, the theme files for the front end interface are often downloaded from a specific source. You can obtain front end themes from the Contao.org website here: Contao Open Source CMS Themes. If you wish to obtain front end themes from other sources on the internet, you can run a search with a search engine like Google and find many other websites selling or giving themes away for Contao. When you finally get the Contao Theme file, the extension for the file is ".cto" - make sure that you see this, because the file typically will not work otherwise. If the file is compressed, make sure to read the author's installation instructions for the theme. If any specific files need to be directly loaded, please see Adding a File to the Contao CMS for further information. Here are the steps for loading a front end theme:
As you can see the installation process for loading a theme is quick and simple. You just need the files and the login access to the Contao back end to complete the installation for any compatible theme. Remember that front end themes are for the public face of your website, but back end themes must loaded per user in order to be seen and used.
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|2.||Manually Installing Contao|
|3.||How to Login to the Contao Back End|
|4.||How to Login to the Front End of Contao|
|5.||Becoming Familiar with the Contao Back end|
|6.||Quick start to Creating a Page in Contao|
|7.||Quick Start Guide to Website Creation in Contao|
|8.||Recovering the Admin Password for Contao|
|9.||Recovering Member and Non-Administrator Passwords in the Contao CMS|
|10.||Installing Themes in the Contao CMS|
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