# Theme overrides
Theme overrides works by detecting a file override which replaces a given theme file, so the system will use the override instead of the default file. Overrides are placed at
app/themes/Peafowl/overrides. For example, let's say you want to replace
app/themes/Peafowl/views/image.php you have to simply copy the file to
app/themes/Peafowl/overrides/views/image.php and the system will now use the override instead of the default file.
# Custom hooks
Custom hooks allows to add or edit code in designated areas or segments of the theme. Default theme includes a custom hooks folder where you can add your own stuff and is filled with plenty sample files. For example, to customize the share buttons follow these steps:
- Go to the theme custom hooks folder
- Make a copy of
share_links.sample.php(do all your editing needed in this copy)
- Rename your working copy to
Chevereto will detect your overrides and it will load this file into the theme.
# Clone default theme
If you need more customization you should clone the default "Peafowl" theme and do your work in this new theme. To clone the default theme:
app/themes/Peafowl/and paste it in the same directory
- Name your new theme as anything you want (no white spaces)
Best way to keep a track of default theme changes is by creating a local git repo in your computer. Create a local git repo with last Chevereto version and commit each time you want to merge the code and will be able to see exactly all the changes line by line.