[ic] logo image change

Paul Jordan paul at gishnetwork.com
Fri Nov 14 11:01:21 EST 2003

Kerry Blalock [kerryb at basicq.com] wrote:
>> 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 superceded if you happen to have a def for LOGO: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.

in ADMIN, Tables->Variable then find LOGO


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