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[Poll] Trevelin theme vs Dressprow and depreciation

Hello everyone,

Two years ago phpList got a new look with the Trevelin theme. One year ago it became enabled by default on new installations. Trevelin brought features like touch screen support, responsive design, and widget-based dashboard.

Community feedback shows some users still use the older Dressprow theme. For phpList developers, maintaining two shipped themes is hard and duplicates the time it takes to test new features, RCs, and releases. Managing dependencies on, and updates to, libraries like jQuery is also significant work.

Therefore dropping support the for Dressprow theme is being considered. What would this mean? Dressprow could still be installed manually, and improvements submitted via GitHub, but it would not be included in future releases of phpList. Community testing during the RC phase of releases could still take place, but the rest of the release process managed by phpList Ltd would test only using the Trevelin theme. Its likely that Dressprow would become unusable over time if nobody stepped forward to keep it up to date and maintained.

Community feedback
In order to decide whether this is the best direction to go we really need your feedback! Below there is a poll to indicate which themes you currently use.

Please reply to this topic if you use Dressprow, indicating why it’s better for you or how Trevelin could fill the gap. Other theme-related feedback is also appreciated (we can split this into separate topics if necessary).

Which theme do you currently use with phpList?

  • Trevelin
  • Dressprow
  • Trevelin and Dressprow
  • Custom theme

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I wanted to alert you that files in ui/dressprow are referenced in the phplistapp.js file as well as the view/campaigns.tpl.php file in the Manage Campaigns plugin. Not sure about other plugins that I do not use. So it may be necessary to add the relevant files from dressprow into the trevelin folders.

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That’s a very good point, thanks. Checking…

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I was using Dressprow but only because it was the default when I installed phplist.
I have switched to Trevelin and I have not noticed any issues

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@fvlasie Thanks for the feedback

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