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How сan one to install html theme template from a third party developer ?

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    Hi! I downloaded some html theme template  and want to add it to Publii themes. This theme I downloaded from any web resource, not Publii’s marketplace. Is it posibble to install or adapt such a theme to Publii? I use AppImage file for Publii, so I would need to add the html template to it or something else.

    With Publii App settings as  writed at Installing a Theme page  or at Installing a new theme in Publii chapter I cannot do this. It doesn’t work.

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    A big part of using the html template is that you’re going to have to insert the handlebar tags into that html template.

    I would start off with the blank template available on Publii’s github repo, and methodically add your html template to that structure

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    Do you happen to have a link to the HTML theme you want to convert?

    My suggestions would be to:

    1. Study the Dev docs:

    2. Download a free Publii theme that resembles the one you want to use the most, and study it. Go through allll the files and folders in the input > theme folder, and do your best to understand how everything works.

    3. If you haven’t already: learn HTML and CSS. freecodecamp, mimo, and Plan Design Code are good places to start.


    Good luck!

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    RED: Thank You! I didn’t know about blank template.

    CANDIDEXMEDIA: For example  see this one.


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    Thanks for sharing an example! Looks like the template uses Bootstrap, so this tutorial might be helpful:

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    CANDIDEXMEDIA. Thank You! Very interesting tutorial. Will have to study it.

    Interestingly, the STARTER theme does not load. Instead, I took the initial  SIMPLE  theme to study.

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    ordnung wrote:

    Interestingly, the STARTER theme does not load. Instead, I took the initial SIMPLE theme to study.

    The Starter Theme is outdated and has been abandoned. Use the Blank Theme located here:


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    RED: Thank You! I will do so.
    This TUTORIAL is a bit outdated. For example, the header.hbs file in ~/Documents/Publii/themes/blank/partials/ is now called head.hbs. Links to AWESOME fonts and BOOTSTRAP now need others, etc. Therefore, it turns out slowly, but interestingly.

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