Drupal 7: Theming with Omega4

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 2000 Veloce is featured for the Drupal Theming with Omega4 without drush blog

Create a new theme called MYTHEME based on Omega4

This is the super-short version of how to get a Drupal theme up and running without benefit of drush. Whether you're a non-programmer or, like me, just don't have access to drush, you might find this relevant.

1. Copy Omega4's skeleton starter kit to the new site...

    cp /sites/all/themes/omega/starterkits/default  /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/

2. Replace occurences of {{THEME}} with MYTHEME in filenames in these folders:

    /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/css/
    /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/js/
    /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/sass/

3. Create MYTHEME.info file from default.starterkit.inc...

    mv /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/default.starterkit.inc /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/MYTHEME.info

4. Change these lines in MYTHEME.info from the defaults to something appropriate, e.g...

    name = MYTHEME
    description = A theme based on Omega4

5. Insert this line after the description...

    base theme  = omega

6. Replace {{THEME}} placeholders in these files:

     /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/MYTHEME.info
     /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/theme-settings.php
     /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/process/page.process.inc
     /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/preprocess/page.preprocess.inc

7. Copy logo.png(141x113px) and screenshot.png(282x181) to /sites/all/themes/MYTHEME/

8. Upload and favicon

9. Navigate to appearence>themes and choose MYTHEME theme

10. Install relevant modules from the following list, which I like to call Mik's Personal List of Honored Must-Have Modules:

Admin gettable from the official Drupal site

Reported installs: 25,888 sites currently report using this module.
Downloads: 575,262

Module Filter gettable from the official Drupal site

Reported installs: 267,729 sites currently report using this module.
Downloads: 1,290,332

CKEditor - WYSIWYG HTML editor gettable from the official Drupal site

Reported installs: 349,374 sites currently report using this module.
Downloads: 1,680,951