This component/theme works with latest OSSN version.
German Michael Zülsdorff 3 years ago


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A simple responsive theme optimized for mobile usability, featuring ...

  • fixed topbar

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  • two member selectable color presets (light and dark)

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  • custom color and logo editor on admin backend

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  • chat on mobile devices

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  • separate 'My Groups' page instead of numerous entries in the sidebar menu
  • separate section keeping your personal stuff
  • floating widgets allowing usage of full screen width on large displays

Backup / Restore

Starting with release V 2.3, GreenByGreen comes with a backup/restore mechanism that takes care of keeping your modifications.
Whenever you disable GreenByGreen (= switch to a different theme) the following files will be saved to your Ossn data directory:

  • favicon.ico
  • logo.png (your site's frontend logo)
  • logo_admin.jpg (your admin backend logo)
  • frontpage.css
  • light_mode.css
  • dark_mode.css
  • as well as the 3 accompanying pdf files listing your currently chosen colors
  • site_custom_css.php (holding your custom css changes and additions)

Whenever you enable GreenByGreen these files will be restored to the theme directory, making your site instantly look the same again without any further manual interaction.


Before manually applying any CSS changes to GreenByGreen, make friends with the comfortable admin backend and asure they can't be applied there in a much more easier way.
Manual CSS changes and additions must be saved in site_custom_css.php, only. Don't touch any of the other files since they are being modified and managed programmatically.

us Philip Lozier Replied 1 year ago

PERFECT! DONE! Wish life was always that easy! :)

us Philip Lozier Replied 1 year ago

AWESOME!!! Very much appreciated!!! gonna do that RIGHT NOW! English is the only one I need to worry about for now. Actually, wanted to remove all but English sometime soon. THANK YOU!

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 1 year ago

Hey Philip,

  • disable Ossn cache
  • open themes/GreenByGreen/locale/ossn.en.php
  • remove the line 'site:timepassed:data' => '%e %h %G %H:%M|en_EN.UTF-8',
  • save, enable cache, done

In case you have members using different language settings than English, apply the same change to the other localization files which may be in use.

Aside from that: I'm thinking of making this timestamp? or time difference? setting a configurable option with the next GbG release. ;)


us Philip Lozier Replied 1 year ago

Hello... I am using a customized out version of your green by green theme. Like it, got it the way I want it, can be seen at ...

Anyway... one item I would like to change (if GxG is what's causing it in the first place, yes - no?) is the time/date stamp on the messages and replies. The behavior in the default theme is to show something like "5 minutes ago", or "2 hours ago", whereas now it has a European format time date stamp, and the timestamp is WAY off, sometimes even showing that the post was made a day later than it is because of whatever time difference there is.

I am sure this could be fixed by using the timezone component, BUT... as the site only targets US/Canadian users it is too cumbersome for users that are spread only amongst 6 time zones (7 if you count Hawaii)... also the reason I don't use the greetings component, though I like it.

Anyway, I am NOT a coder... is there any way, PLEASE, that you could direct me to the location, and tell me what I need to do, to change this behavior back to the default method???

I apologize if GxG is not the cause of this, but I can't figure what else it could be.



German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 1 year ago

see my answer below I gave Sri Visjaya Yogi.

Breton Sandro Augusto Replied 1 year ago

Hello friend, first of all I would like to thank you for the theme
Friend, I managed to solve 99% of the theme's colors, but to be perfect I would like to know if there is any way to increase the login buttons in the responsive version, because when accessed by cell phone it is almost unreadable. If so, could you tell me how to fix it?

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 1 year ago

Click Download -> Components inside the blue topbar and proceed to page 4

As for my theme and components you can basically rely on that green "This component/theme works with latest OSSN version." on top.

gb Chih-Ying Wei Replied 1 year ago

Hi, I tried to apply this theme, however, it seems like i might miss something.
can someone tell me where I can download the missing component, please?
TouchScreenCoverImageDragging component >= 1.2
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Thank you.

jm Darien Brown Replied 1 year ago

i dont expect any tbh i just expect to upgrade my site to the latest version of ossn and then install greenbygreen and knowing it was coded by you i feel very confident it will but i was just checking for final assurance from you that it was fully operational and i can go ahead lol thats it basically

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 1 year ago

you didn't tell what kind of issues you're expecting or afraid of ... could you name them more precisely?


Developer: Michael
License GPL v2
Type: Themes
Requires Ossn Version : 6.2
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