Create a custom theme before starting this process. To create a theme based on the 8.0 theme see Create a copy of the theme.
You must create and collect the required code artifacts, the scripts to register the theme and skins, and the list of required runtime configuration changes. Create an EAR file that contains one WAR file containing the dynamic content of the theme and one WAR file containing the static content.
Theme is created based on the modularized portal theme.
Create a custom version of the dynamic content as a new EAR file and a custom version of the static content by creating a folder in the file store. For more information about copying a theme for customization, see Create a copy of the theme. No further customization was performed so far. Also an XML Access script is used to register the themes and skins that are part of the EAR file.
If you performed additional changes, like deleting files or changing file names, then you need to map the following steps accordingly.
Cache headers are not automatically set for static files served from a war file. External means, like overwriting headers in the HTTP Server, need to be used in this case. So, when using this static-content-in-WAR approach, be sure to complete the Base Portal Tuning - Web Server Tuning chapter of the Performance Tuning Guide for optimal performance.
Parent topic: Developing themes for a production portal
Development and operations overview
Create a copy of the theme