Custom Images / Theming with the Overrides Directory
Greetings all, I'm setting up a Mango Automation application and would like some instructions on using the overrides folder. Here is an example:
I want to put a custom header logo that would apply to the site pages. I note that the upper left logo of "Mango Automation" is named logo.png and is located under /web/images. I took my company logo and put it into the /exceptions folder, renaming my file to logo.png (it was already a png file format) and restarted M2M2. I used shift + F5 to refresh and the old Mango Automation logo is still there.
Next I tried creating a duplicate folder hierarchy under the overrides folder, /overrides/web/images and put the custom logo.png in there. I stopped and started M2M2 again, refreshed, and the Mango Automation logo is still there.
Am I missing a step or not using the overrides folder correctly? Note that the product is not yet licensed (but it will be), so if a license is required to utilize the overrides feature let me know.
Thank you for any direction,
The overrides folder is only for i18n files, env.properties, and the log4J configuration. If you want to override the logo, you need to create a style module. See https://github.com/infiniteautomation/ma-modules-public/tree/master/SST Theme for an example.
Thanks for the explanation. For preparedness for an upgrade when that eventually happens, I think the only thing I can do is make a log of everything I change outside of /overrides and then redo those changes post-upgrade. Does that sound accurate? Thanks,
Well, it's a short term solution with a potentially painful future. You should really be creating modules for everything outside of overrides. If the core doesn't have the hooks you need then we'll add them.