What is the style guide manager?
You can use the Style guide manager to create theme-specific overrides for your website's layout and styles.
Theme specific overrides can use theme inheritance. This means a sub-theme will automatically inherit the settings of its parent theme. Changes made to sub-theme settings will override its parent theme settings.
The main uses for the Style guide manager are:
- Creating a website where the appearance needs to change depending on the active theme. This is useful when using context to switch a theme. For example, switching the theme if a user is logged in.
- Applying global styling and appearance changes to a website using a simple to use interface. This is useful if you want to allow non-technical users the ability to apply visual changes to the website's theme within a governed set of overrides you define.
- Creating design systems for multi-brand, multi-site solutions, where each brand needs to apply specific branding to a master design system.
The Style guide manager has two main interfaces:
- Style guide builder
This is an interface for defining theme-specific overrides. The output of the Style guide builder is a ‘Style guide’. For more information, see Creating style guides.
- Style guides
This is an interface for applying values to your theme-specific overrides. For more information, see Using style guides.
The style guide manager is an optional module which is not required to be installed for Cohesion to work. For more information, see Enabling the style guide manager module.