This article is only applicable if you are upgrading to 5.43. If you are a first-time user with version 5.43, Avalon is the only website skin available.
This article is not applicable to the Avalon skin. To customize the Avalon skin, refer to Customizing the Learning Library.
Website skins allow you to customize the display of your end user website. The application comes with four different website skins you can select for your website, Website01, Website02, Website03, and Website04. You create a skin by specifying styles and .xsl files from a custom \WWW\[MyCustomSkinSite] folder. For more information, refer to Creating a Custom Website Folder. You can choose as many or as few .xsl files as you want to display on the end user view. However, each page that will display to the end user must have an .xsl file specified. In addition, you can use an existing skin as a template for creating a new skin.
- Click the Administration on the left menu cog on the navigation bar.
- Click End User Website Configuration in the Administration area.
- Click Manage Website Skins in the End User Website Configuration area.
- Select in the left navigation menu.
- Perform any of the following options:
If You Want To
Create a website skin
- Click New Website Skin.
- Go to the next step.
Delete a custom website skin
- Select a skin from the list.
- Click Delete Website Skin in the left menu.
- Click OK to confirm.
- Perform one of the following options:
If You Want To
Create a blank website skin
Select None from the drop-down list.
Select an existing website skin to use as a template
Select a skin from the drop-down list. This is the recommended method.
- Click Next.
- Under General Configuration, edit the following fields:
Title of the website skin.
Description of the website skin.
Folder name for your custom site.
For more information, refer to Creating a Custom Website Folder.
A semicolon-delimited list of properties which are provided in the .xml file.
The .css file from WWW\[MyCustomSkinSite]\style folder that is used on all pages except the document page.
Document Page Style Sheet
The .css file from WWW\[MyCustomSkinSite]\style folder that is used on the document page.
- Under Transformation Settings, perform one of the following options:
If You Want To
Create new transformation settings
Enter the name(s) of the .xsl files used to display content on the end user website.
For a list of these files, refer to Guidance on XSL Transformations.
Example: About page: about.xsl
Edit the transformation settings from an existing template
Edit the name of the .xsl file as necessary.
All pages that will display to the end user must have an .xsl file specified.
- Click Save.
The website skin customizations are saved but are not active until you specify the skin in the website configuration. For more information, refer to Using General Configuration Settings.