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Mapping content from old skin to new skin

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    I'm moving from an old skin to a new skin.

    My old skin has content areas named as such: RowFive_Grid3_Pane1

    My NEW skin, purchased from a vendor, has content areas named as such: RowFiveGrid3Pane1

    When I move from my old to my new skin, due to the underscores, all of the modules lose their "place" on the page and move to the topmost section of the content layout.

    Modifying the underlying .ascx file of the new skin to contain the underscores works, but only temporarily. This new skin uses some sort of theme module to make easy CSS changes to it; the unfortunate downside is that it always reverts the content areas back to the naming schema which breaks everything.

    The new skin's theme module allows me to change the name of each section. Great! That means I can simply fix each one to contain the underscore. Except, unfortunately, the theme module doesn't allow renaming the sections with a few special characters such as underscores.

    So here I am. I've emailed the vendor for help, but I figured I'd ask - is there  any way to get the actual modules themselves to associate with the new naming schema by modifying the database or something? Because that would solve all my problems.


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      I have not used it in a while, but I used this:
      Make sure to backup your databse before using this.

      Update TabModules
          SET PaneName = '[Pane A]'
          WHERE TabModules.TabModuleID
          IN (Select TabModuleID from
                  Tabs.TabID, Tabs.tabpath
                  FROM    Tabs INNER JOIN
                      TabModules ON Tabs.TabID = TabModules.TabID
                        Tabs.SkinSrc = [xx] AND
                      TabModules.PaneName = '[Pane B]' AND
                        Tabs.PortalID= [PID] AND
                        NOT (tabs.TabPath like '//Admin%' OR Tabs.PortalID is null)
                  AS Modules

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        If you are using a theme like DNNGo, the theme editor overrides from its own template. So, if you adjust a ascx file in /httpdocs/Portals/_default/Skins/20064-UnlimitedColorsPack-046 it will be overwritten each time you save the theme editor. If you adjust the same file 1 level deeper /httpdocs/Portals/_default/Skins/20064-UnlimitedColorsPack-046/xtemplate you change the source where the theme editor gets the files.

        But that was the good old days (2 years ago). I did not try this in DNNGo Minis for example but its worth a shot to take a look at /httpdocs/Portals/_default/Skins/minis/template which is 1 level deeper than /httpdocs/Portals/_default/Skins/minis/
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