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2.1.2. Skin selection

Selecting a skin throughout User Interface

There are a few means for you to select the display skin. The easiest way to change the skin is to select it through the user interface. Administrators can change the default skin for the portal, and users logged in can select their desired display skins.

Setting the default skin within the configuration files

The default skin can also be configured through the portal configuration files if you do not want to use the admin user interface. This will allow the portal to have the new default skin ready when GateIn 3.5 is initially started.

The default skin of the portal is called Default. To change this value, add a skin tag in the portal.war/WEB-INF/conf/portal/portal/classic/portal.xml configuration file.

To change the skin to MySkin, you would make the following changes:


<portal-config>
    <portal-name>classic</portal-name>
    <locale>en</locale>
    <access-permissions>Everyone</access-permissions>
    <edit-permission>*:/platform/administrators</edit-permission>
    <skin>MySkin</skin>
    ...
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