[ic] logo image change

Kerry Blalock kerryb at basicq.com
Fri Nov 14 13:16:13 EST 2003

> interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org wrote:
>>> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 16:08:43 -0500 (EST), Kerry Blalock wrote
>>>>>> I am using 4.8 on an outside server, redhat. I want to change the
>>>>>> logo.jpg image to a logo.gif image. I have tried replacing
>>>>>> logo.jpg in the LEFTRIGHT template, but the old image is still
>>>>>> there. I have the replacement image in /foundation directory. I
>>>>>> searched my interchange mail (about 11 months worth) and could not
>>>>>> find solution.
>>>>> I often find with 4.8.7 that I have to force the template to
>>>>> re-load
>>>> by switching the template to another one, then saving it, then going
>>>> back to the template I had modified and then saving it again.
>>>>> I have found that apply changes and even restarting the IC server
>>>>> do
>>>> not always change the template, it's as if it gets cached somewhere?
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Andy.
>>>> Ok, I found what I needed to change in the theme.cfg file. The line
>>>> Variable  THEME_LOGO     __THEME_IMG_DIR__/logo2.gif
>>>> seems to control the image. I was able to change the image, ie from
>>>> logo.jpg to logo2.gif, but not to the image I wanted. I may have an
>>>> over-sized image? I brought it down to my pc and it functions in
>>>> gimp, but does not load when placed where logo2.gif is now.
>>> I have no experience with 4.8, but with 4.9, you just need to set the
>>> value  of LOGO in variable.txt
>>> -Paul
>> Closest thing I found in 4.8 is theme.cfg. This file has variables
>> defined in it. I tried defining the LOGO in ic, but apparantly did not
>> do something right as it voided any thing in the top section. Looking
>> for instructions on how to use the define LOGO section in preferences,
>> templates (I think)
> Yes, Paul was right. According to the demo 4.8 theme.cfg:
> ifdef LOGO
> Variable  THEME_LOGO  __LOGO__
> endif
> So, it seems all you need to do is place a definition for it in
> variable.txt like:
> LOGO	catalog-name/yourlogo.jpg	Template
> As you can see in theme.cfg, THEME_LOGO is defined, then later
> superceded if you happen to have a def for LOGO:
> Variable  THEME             foundation
> Variable  THEME_IMG_DIR     __THEME__/
> Variable  THEME_LOGO     __THEME_IMG_DIR__/logo.gif
> ifdef LOGO
> Variable  THEME_LOGO  __LOGO__
> endif
> Apply changes afterwards. Sorry for the confusion.
> Paul
I do not see variable.txt in the directory I have access to. I use an
outside service to host the cart. I can access a file named theme.cfg.
This file has variable definitions in it. It to can only be accessed from
admin of ic, not in my directories.

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