CreateMyBB Support Forums

Full Version: Making Your Own Skin
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
First, one good tutorial for creating a theme is found here.

How to Create Your Own theme:
Admin CP -> Themes -> Add
Enter the details about your theme there, and then click Add Theme.
Now to editing your theme. Go to Admin CP -> Themes -> Modify / Delete -> Edit Theme Style(next to your new theme's name)

If you want to change the IMAGES in your theme, this is what you need to do:
  1. First, create your images. A good free image editor is GIMP.
  2. After you have created your images, you need to upload them. You can't upload them to CreateMyBB, so what you need to do is upload them to an external image host. A good free image host is Image Shack or CreateMyBB Images.
    • You want the direct link to the image. For Image Shack, scroll to the bottom of the page after you have uploaded it and copy (Ctrl + C) the URL next to "Direct link to image"
  3. Go into your theme and find the element that you want to change the backround to (a list of the meaning of the elements is at the tutorial linked to at the top of this post). For the backround, if there is already an image as a backround, there should already be something similar the following in there:
    • url(images/thead_bg.gif)
    Change the the italic text (inside the parentheses) to the direct link to image that you copied from the site you uploaded your image to earlier (paste it with Ctrl + V)
After you have done the changes you wish to accomplish, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Update Theme.

Further assistance needed? Feel free to post about it in our Support Section.
Justin S. Wrote:First, one good tutorial for creating a theme is found here.

How to Create Your Own theme:
Admin CP -> Themes -> Add
Enter the details about your theme there, and then click Add Theme.
Now to editing your theme. Go to Admin CP -> Themes -> Modify / Delete -> Edit Theme Style(next to your new theme's name)

If you want to change the IMAGES in your theme, this is what you need to do:
  1. First, create your images. A good free image editor is GIMP.
  2. After you have created your images, you need to upload them. You can't upload them to CreateMyBB, so what you need to do is upload them to an external image host. A good free image host is Image Shack or CreateMyBB Images.
    • You want the direct link to the image. For Image Shack, scroll to the bottom of the page after you have uploaded it and copy (Ctrl + C) the URL next to "Direct link to image"
  3. Go into your theme and find the element that you want to change the backround to (a list of the meaning of the elements is at the tutorial linked to at the top of this post). For the backround, if there is already an image as a backround, there should already be something similar the following in there:
    • url(images/thead_bg.gif)
    Change the the italic text (inside the parentheses) to the direct link to image that you copied from the site you uploaded your image to earlier (paste it with Ctrl + V)
After you have done the changes you wish to accomplish, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Update Theme.

Further assistance needed? Feel free to post about it in our Support Section.

Hello Guyz Sad I have here, set up a forum finalymu.createmybb.com forum is great, but it is a small problem, for which there is only 1 T_T Skin can be changed somehow? please T_T
you should look at how existing skins are made, it may give you ideas for your own skins.