With the Theme Editor you can customize the appearance of the theme before even downloading it. Also, after having your theme uploaded to WordPress, you will still be able to access the Editor through your theme's admin panel. Thus you get a chance to modify your website design while getting a real time preview with your actual content.
You can access the Theme Editor from your theme's admin panel under Theme Options » Theme Editor. You will need a service key to use the Theme Editor. You can request a service key on your account page on Dottoro.com under 'Service Keys'. Click 'Generate a new service key', provide a name, then click Ok. Providing a name is only necessary because you can request more than one service key from Dottoro.com you can later identify by their names. Once you have a Service Key, copy the 32-character code into the Service Key input field you will find under Theme Options » Theme Editor and save it by clicking 'Save Service Key'.
You can open the Theme Editor with the 'Open Theme Editor' link under Theme Options » Theme Editor. You can use the Theme Editor the same as before downloading your theme.
The Theme Editor consists of two frames. The upper frame contains a ribbon bar interface; the lower one contains your website in its full function, not only your homepage. You can browse the whole website in the preview frame, the same as your visitors can. With the controls in the upper frame you can modify even the tiniest detail of your website's appearance. You can download the thus created skins for later editing. For further information, please see the Dottoro Theme Editor Documentation.
Changes applied in the Theme Editor will not affect the appearance of your website. Your visitors will not experience any change on your website while creating skins to your theme. To change the appearance of your theme, you have to activate the skins. You can reach your skins with the 'My Skins' link under Theme Options » Theme Editor. There is an 'Activate' and a 'View' link to every skin. Clicking the 'View' link will open the Theme Editor where you can preview your website with the chosen skin. Here you can also edit and save skin settings. To activate the skin, click 'Activate'. By activating the skin, the appearance of your website will change and your visitor can now see your website with the new appearance.
Your skins will be hosted on Dottoro.com. The advantage of this is that if you use Dottoro themes on more than one domain, all your skins will be available to all your theme copies, regardless of which theme copy you used for creating them. Also, if you switch to another web hosting provider, your skins will be available to the new server as well.
When you use the Theme Editor from your theme's admin panel, the service key is used for your identification. For security reasons, service keys do not provide access to all functions on Dottoro.com. E.g. you cannot access personal information and cannot delete skins and download themes with service keys. You have to be logged in to obtain them.
When you use the Theme Editor from your theme, the theme sends the following data to the Theme Editor:
Except for the above mentioned data the theme sends no other information of itself to the Theme Editor.