I'm studying to get Magento FE certification and I've found some demo questions like this:

You want to create a new “screendesign” package based on the “default” package’s “default” theme. Which ONE of the following steps do you have to take?

A. Copy app/design/base to app/design/screendesign

B. Create an empty folder app/design/frontend/screendesign and copy app/design/frontend/default/default into it

C. Create skin/frontend/screendesign, then copy the CSS and images folders and their files from /skin/frontend/default/default/ to skin/frontend/screendesign/default

D. Inside app/design/frontend and skin/frontend, copy the folder “default” to the folder “custom”; then rename custom/default to custom/screendesign in both places

E. Create app/design/frontend/default/screendesign

The answer suggested is C, but I don't agree and I think is B because if you don't create at least the package folder, you'll get error when setting the package (folder not found). Am I wrong? thanks

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The answer is definitely C.

If you choose B then that says:

B. Create an empty folder app/design/frontend/screendesign and copy app/design/frontend/default/default into it

That means you'd have app/design/frontend/screendesign/template and app/design/frontend/screendesign/layout.

The files would be in the wrong location.

What you would want is:

app/design/frontend/screendesign/default/template and app/design/frontend/screendesign/default/layout.

  • Remember, the question says which "one" of the following steps. It doesn't specify that you're creating the whole package/theme with any of these options. Feb 8, 2015 at 21:53
  • If you do "cp -r default/default screendesign/" the folder structure will be correct. The error could happen if you do " cp -r default/default/ screendesign/". However I've understood your point of view. thanks
    – apedic
    Feb 8, 2015 at 22:08
  • @seanbreeden : I am confused with your answer. What I understood from option B is, copy the default folder to screendesign folder. That means, it will give you a structure like screendesign/default and thus path become correct. Feb 9, 2015 at 1:18
  • It doesn't say "copy the default folder to screendesign". It says to copy default/default to it. The contents of default/default/* would be copied to app/design/frontend/screendesign/. Had the answer stated: Create an empty folder app/design/frontend/screendesign/default and copy app/design/frontend/default/default into it then that would be correct. Feb 9, 2015 at 1:53
  • I think that is an unclear question because "default/default" is different from "default/default/", a least in the *nix environment. I hope to not find a similar question when I will take the exam!
    – apedic
    Feb 13, 2015 at 14:01

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