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Set up Flex on a url with a custom application skin

Craig V 5 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Sarah Taylor 5 years ago 1
Is it possible to set up a custom application skin with Flex so we can use it based off of the url?

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Hi Craig!

A few issues with this:

1. You can only have one active global folder at a time so that could potentially cause problems. Technically Flex doesn't have dependencies on global, but I'm not sure if there would be conflicts. You definitely wouldn't get customizations and code from that global.

2. Your header and footer from Zen would not work on Flex. Flex would not ask for those files.

3. Any variables set on Zen would not work on Flex (we have purposefully namespaced them) and vise versa.

It MAY be theoretically possible (I haven't tried it) to have a Zen site running a non-standard Flex skin such as Live e-Edition (which has no header and footer or theme options like the rest of the site). However, since Zen and Flex Live e-Editions are very similar, I'm not sure why you'd want to.


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Hi Craig!

A few issues with this:

1. You can only have one active global folder at a time so that could potentially cause problems. Technically Flex doesn't have dependencies on global, but I'm not sure if there would be conflicts. You definitely wouldn't get customizations and code from that global.

2. Your header and footer from Zen would not work on Flex. Flex would not ask for those files.

3. Any variables set on Zen would not work on Flex (we have purposefully namespaced them) and vise versa.

It MAY be theoretically possible (I haven't tried it) to have a Zen site running a non-standard Flex skin such as Live e-Edition (which has no header and footer or theme options like the rest of the site). However, since Zen and Flex Live e-Editions are very similar, I'm not sure why you'd want to.