I have been getting my hands dirty with Adapt Author over the last few days and so far so good. There are a few things that I have got stuck on, but this is one of the main ones. I downloaded the latest repo of adapt-contrib-vanilla and made a copy of it (with name changes etc..) and uploaded it as a new theme with the intention of modifying it as I went. I successfully published it as a new theme in Adapt Author but the difficulty has come with know where to edit my changes and have those come through when I preview and publish the course. I have found two main locations in my 'adapt_authoring' working folder where the theme appears to be present.
2. ..\adapt_authoring\temp\[some random GUID]\adapt_framework\src\theme\[custom_theme]
I would have thought that the copy of my theme in location 1 would have been the one to modify, however it seems that any changes I make there have no bearing on either the previewed or published courses I make.
When I make changes to the one in location 2, those changes come across when I preview and/or publish my course. Also, for the changes to take effect I noticed I had to go back into the theme settings for that course and click 'Save' again.
If someone could shed some light on what I am doing is correct or why there are multiple folders with my custom theme that would be great. It is all a bit confusing at the moment.