Setting up the Piwigo theme configuration file ‘themeconf.inc.php’ for the Elegant Metadata theme to include the properties and initial configuration of the theme base on the Piwigo theme coding guidelines and information from other themes.
A Piwigo theme consists of multiple files and folders containing configuration files, php code, template files, translation files, icons, images, etc. First step is to setup the folder structure and copy the required files to the correct folder.
I started in December 2020 the development of my own Piwigo theme: ‘Elegant Metadata for desktop’. I used the theme ‘Elegant’ created by the Piwigo developers as a base. After playing around with the template files and adding some new coding I decided to re-start the development of the ‘Elegant Metadata for desktop’ theme from scratch and follow this time the Piwigo development guidelines more strictly. To help others I publish my experience on FotoKruse.eu.