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[Resolved] How to develop, deploy and license Toolset-based themes?

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Problem:

I have read all of the articles and support threads below, but I am still confused and have many questions:

1. Are themes required to use Layouts or can I use another 3rd party theme (e.g. Astra)?

2. Are users of the theme required to purchase a Toolset license of their own?

3. How much Toolset functionality does a theme user have (e.g. can users edit views and content templates)?

Solution:

Below document is what you needed:
How to build Toolset-based themes
https://toolset.com/documentation/user-guides/how-to-build-toolset-based-themes/

Relevant Documentation:

https://toolset.com/documentation/user-guides/how-to-build-toolset-based-themes/

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Last updated by chuckH 4 years, 7 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Luo Yang.

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#914915

Over the years, I have used Toolset (great product!) for a number of client projects for which I was the administrator. This arrangement meant that I provided ongoing support, with the ability to manage installation, configuration and updates.

Now I wish to create and distribute themes based on Toolset. As a result, I will not necessarily be the administrator for these sites.

I have read all of the articles and support threads below, but I am still confused and have many questions:

1. Are themes required to use Layouts or can I use another 3rd party theme (e.g. Astra)?

2. Are users of the theme required to purchase a Toolset license of their own?

3. How much Toolset functionality does a theme user have (e.g. can users edit views and content templates)?

The three questions above are a start, but just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much confusion. What's needed is comprehensive documentation explaining the development, deployment and licensing. I believe onTheGoSystems is missing a big opportunity because of poor marketing and documentation.

SUPPORT THREADS:
Distributing Toolset-Based Themes
https://toolset.com/forums/topic/distributing-toolset-based-themes/

Confusion Regarding Theme Integration
https://toolset.com/forums/topic/confusion-regarding-theme-integration/

So Much Confusion… Feedback for Toolset
https://toolset.com/forums/topic/so-much-confusion-feedback-for-toolset/

Where Is Gone "Embedded Toolset"?
https://toolset.com/forums/topic/where-is-gone-embedded-toolset/

I'm Not Founding the Procedure to Create a Toolset Based Theme
https://toolset.com/forums/topic/im-not-founding-the-procedure-to-create-a-toolset-based-theme/

KB ARTICLES:
License for Toolset-Based Themes
https://toolset.com/home/toolset-for-theme-authors/license-for-toolset-based-themes/

Toolset and Theme Authors
https://toolset.com/home/toolset-for-theme-authors/

#915134

Luo Yang
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Hello,

Below document is what you needed:
How to build Toolset-based themes
https://toolset.com/documentation/user-guides/how-to-build-toolset-based-themes/

Q1) Are themes required to use Layouts or can I use another 3rd party theme (e.g. Astra)?
No, theme are not required to use Layouts, you can use 3rd party theme.

Q2) Are users of the theme required to purchase a Toolset license of their own?
It depends on your Toolset licence, see above document, section "9. Distribute"
https://toolset.com/documentation/user-guides/how-to-build-toolset-based-themes/#9-distribute

Q3) How much Toolset functionality does a theme user have (e.g. can users edit views and content templates)?
It depends on which Toolset plugins you want to install in theme user's website, see above document:
https://toolset.com/documentation/user-guides/how-to-build-toolset-based-themes/#8-2-select-plugins-needed-for-your-theme
section "8.2. Select plugins needed for your theme"

#915973

Hi Luo,

Thank you for your help in pointing me towards available resources all collected in one place:
https://toolset.com/documentation/user-guides/how-to-build-toolset-based-themes/

I believe I have everything I need.