This example demonstrates the usage of Backdrop theming.

This module attempts to show how module developers can add theme functions to their projects so that themes can modify output.

Module developers should strive to avoid hard-wiring any HTML into the output of their code; this should all be done in theme functions.

Starting with the first example, theming_example_page(): The output is put into a $content array which is then fed to a theming function, theme_theming_example_page(), which loops over the content, wrapping it in HTML markup.

In order to get theme_theming_example_page() recognized, it needs to be registered with hook_theme(). theming_example_theme() does this for this module. For details of what can be done in this hook see hook_theme()

theming_example_list_page() and theming_example_order_form() work in the same way.

In theme_theming_example_list_page(), the content is themed as an ordered list and given a class attribute, theming_example_mylist, which is defined in theming_example.css.

In theme_theming_example_order_form(), the title is loaded into a temporary variable, $title, deleted from the $form array, and output wrapped in HTML markup. The rest of the form is wrapped in a div using '#prefix' and '#suffix'.

The theming functions can be copied to a theme's template.php, renaming them appropriately. For example, if your theme is called 'mytheme', you would copy theme_theming_example_page() to mytheme_theming_example_page() in the template.php file, and it will be used instead of theme_theming_example_page().

The fourth example shows the use of a template file 'theming_example_text_form.tpl.php' This file can be copied to a theme's folder, and it will be used instead.

This example also shows what can be done using Backdrop's template_preprocess_HOOK() method. In this case, it modifies the output so that a themer can output the whole form or gain control over some of its parts in the template file.

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modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module, line 7
Hook implementations for the Theming Example module.


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template_preprocess_theming_example_text_form modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Implements template_preprocess().
theme_theming_example_content_array modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Theme a simple content array.
theme_theming_example_list modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Theming a simple list.
theme_theming_example_select_form modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Theming a simple form.
theming_example_list_page modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module The list page callback.
theming_example_menu modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Implements hook_menu().
theming_example_page modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Initial landing page explaining the use of the module.
theming_example_select_form modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module A simple form that displays a select box and submit button.
theming_example_select_form_submit modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Submit handler for the select form.
theming_example_text_form modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module A simple form that displays a textfield and submit button.
theming_example_text_form_submit modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Submit handler for the text form.
theming_example_theme modules/examples/theming_example/theming_example.module Implements hook_theme().


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ThemingExampleTestCase modules/examples/theming_example/tests/theming_example.test Functional tests for the theming example module.