How to Install
Extract and copy the
<site-name>with the appropriate directory names.
- Go to the Admin » Appearance page.
- From there you can enable the Iowa State University theme.
Note: Please do not modify any of the package contents. This will ensure you can update the package later on without causing any conflicts. Create a sub-theme instead if you'd like to extend the theme's functionalities.
Note: The current template of makes use of php short open tags <?=. This is always available in PHP 5.4. Short open tags must enabled in PHP 5.3 and below for this theme to work.
The $front_page variable is used as the front page link. The $site_name variable is used as the site title.
The $site_slogan, if set, will be used as the site's tagline.
Top Strip Sign-ons
Sign-on links in the top strip.
Top Strip Directory
Directory and map links in the top strip.
Top Strip Index
Alpha index links in the top strip.
ISU nameplate in the red ribbon.
By default, the theme displays the ISU GSA search form in the red ribbon. You can toggle this off and then display the default drupal search block in its place.
Additionally, you can configure the GSA search form to search only your site, or all of ISU.
You can place a menu item inside this region to display a drop-down menu. Make sure to enable the Show as expanded option for links that contain child items.
You can include an
<h1> element in this region to
display a title for sub-sections of your site.
Use this region to display your menus and navigation items. This sidebar will collapse when viewed on phones (and if the responsive layout is enabled).
Content to be displayed right above the main page content.
Use this region to display your main page content.
Use this region to display content related to your main page content. This region is displayed in a multi-column format to the right of the main page content on desktops and tablets. On phones the layout switches to a single-column format and the aside is displayed right after the main page content.
The width for this region can be adjusted using the Aside column width option.
Use this region to include content right before the page footer.
By default, this region displays the standard footer text. You can disable the default snippt and include a block in the footer containing paragraphs of customized footer and copyright text.
Use this region to include content right after the page footer.
The theme is set up with some default options that can be changed from the admin settings panel. The following simple options are available:
Configure the ISU GSA search form.
Default region content
The regions listed in this section will contain HTML content by default. You can toggle them off and then replace it with your own custom blocks.
By default, the theme will use the responsive layout. This can be toggled on and off using the Use the responsive layout option.
You can control the width of the Aside region from this panel. The width is a percentage of the total content pane width.
Extending the Theme
You will need to create a sub-theme in order to customize the theme beyond what is available by default.
Simply set the base theme property to
iastate_theme in your sub-theme's
name = My Sub Theme core = 7.x base theme = iastate_theme
You must copy over the following region section from the base theme since sub-themes do not inherit regions from a parent theme.
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ; Regions ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; regions[wd_topstrip_signons] = Top Strip Sign-Ons regions[wd_topstrip_directory] = Top Strip Directory regions[wd_topstrip_index] = Top Strip Index regions[wd_ribbon_nameplate] = Ribbon Nameplate regions[site_search] = Search Block regions[wd_ribbon_title] = Site Title regions[wd_ribbon_tagline] = Site Tagline regions[nav_bar] = Navigation Bar regions[titlebar] = Titlebar regions[sidebar_first] = Sidebar regions[above_content] = Above Content regions[right_corner] = Right Corner regions[help] = Help regions[content] = Content regions[sidebar_right] = Aside regions[wd_before_footer] = Before Footer regions[footer] = Footer regions[wd_after_footer] = After Footer
iastate_theme-7.x-1.2.zip (v7.x-1.2, 2015-01-16, 136KB)
- Fixed responsive sidebar hidden overflow
iastate_theme-7.x-1.1.zip (v7.x-1.1, 2014-07-22, 133KB)
- Upadated the Outlook logon link
- iastate_theme-7.x-1.0.zip (v7.x-1.0, 2014-05-07, 133KB)