To truly appreciate a theme, you must view it with content. Showcasing a theme in the proper context is key to communicating the true intentions of its design. Who better to do this than the theme’s designer? Designers can provide a sample context that optimizes the design of their themes. The Resources Importer does this for you.
The Resources Importer module lets theme developers import files and web content with a theme. Administrators can use the site or site template created by the Resources Importer to showcase the theme. In fact, all standalone themes that are uploaded to Liferay Marketplace must use the Resources Importer. This ensures a uniform experience for Marketplace users: a user can download a theme from Marketplace, install it, go to Sites or Site Templates in the Control Panel and immediately see their new theme in action.
Using the Resources Importer involves the following steps:
- Preparing and Organizing Resources
- Creating a Sitemap for the Resources Importer
- Defining Assets for the Resources Importer (optional)
- Specifying Where to Import Your Theme’s Resources
This section of tutorials explains how to use the Resources Importer to import resources with your theme.