CMSE Proto Options
Style the core Joomla Protostar template without editing any files by using the simple styling tools and the custom inline CSS editor.
Make the most of Joomla's core Protostar template. Style and never worry about overwriting on updates!
If you want to have many themes to choose from, easily add multiple custom CSS themes to the new custom/themes folder and be able to change the display as desired by simply selecting the file from a list in the protostar template manager.
If you want to rearrange the positions or have more positions, easily add multiple custom PHP templates to the new custom/templates folder, then easily select the desired template from the drop list in the protostar template manager.
Create multiple template index files and select one for each duplicate instance of the protostar template.
Place the files in protostar/custom/templates.
Though Joomla has the function to create template duplicates (preferred), it merely creates a database instance with an ID to allow new parameter settings, but the files remain the same. Any change to the files will affect all instances. The other method to create actual file copy of the template will provide files which can be edited without affecting the core but eventually just clutters the template directory.
This Proto Option feature allows the use of multiple file templates in the single Protostar core directory without the clutter and no concern of overwriting on updates.
Add multiple CSS themes
Place the files in protostar/custom/themes to make them available for selections in the template manager
Add custom PHP
Create a file named user.php and place it in protostar/custom
Add custom parameter fields
Create a file named user.xml and place it in protostar/custom
To output the value of the parameter elements, write the coding in user.php
Set a custom favicon and never lose it on updates
Add a global favicon which will serve all duplicates of Protostar, or set a different favicon for each duplicate.
Create installable themes and display templates
Make exotic designs and package as a Joomla file installer which uses the standard installation system. File installer also supports update notification. Spawn a new revenue source when you sell each Protostar theme.