How to Update the Social Links from your template

Open footer.tpl form your current theme folder:

/templates/{current theme}/

Since it’s a basic HTML file, you can edit this file with any text editor.

Find in file the list-social-sites CSS selector.

You should be taken to the HTML responsible for your social links. It  should looks something like:

<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i></a></li>
<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i></a></li>
<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-youtube"></i></a></li>
<li><a href="#"><i class="fa fa-instagram"></i></a></li>


<li><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i> <a href="#">Facebook</a></li>
<li><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i> <a href="#">Twitter</a></li>
<li><i class="fa fa-youtube"></i> <a href="#">YouTube</a></li>
<li><i class="fa fa-instagram"></i> <a href="#">Instagram</a></li>

Replace # with your own social profile links.

Save changes and re-upload the modified file into your theme folder:

/templates/{current theme}/

Adding iOS Icons for Bookmarks

Since newer PHP Melody themes such as the Echo theme are responsive you might want to add your own app-like icon for iOS devices.

That’s because when bookmarked, your site will have a nice little icon on the user’s screen; just like a native app.

Pro tip: You can create the required icons from your own logo:

Your default icon should be 57x57px. But iPad and Retina devices need to provide more sizes. iPad requires icons with the size of 72x72px, while Retina devices need icons with 114x114px size.

Once you have the icons you need to edit your PHP Melody theme header.

/templates/[current theme]/header.tpl


<link rel="shortcut icon" href="{$smarty.const._URL}/templates/{$smarty.const._TPLFOLDER}/img/favicon.ico">

After, add:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="https://your-site-com/icon.png"/>
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="https://your-site-com/icon.png"/>
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="114x114" href="https://your-site-com/icon.png"/>

How can I change the header background color?

Updating the header background color in the Echo theme is quite easy.

Open your /templates/Echo/css/echo.css file:


/*    3.Header (Navigation, Search, etc.)
/*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------*/ {
  display: table;
  position: fixed;
  background: #FFF;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #e8e8e8;


Replace both #FFF and #e8e8e8 with your desired color code.