i am trying to allow users to select a theme in their user profile, which according to the backdrop guide is possible (as it is in drupal).
from the guide (https://backdropcms.org/guide/themes)
" Enabled alone will allow users to select the theme if you have allowed that permission."
i cannot find any such permission on the permissions page (https://site/admin/config/people/permissions). am i missing something?
the underlying issue (which the above feature would work around for me) is that i have created a custom theme, and i have overridden the page.tpl.php file by copying it from the system module to my theme directory. now, when i am not logged in, and i attempt to log in by going to https://site/user, the request is routed through that page.tpl.php, and my theme is served up, resulting in a broken page.
i know this is not the way backdrop is designed, but right now i am not using layouts at all. i could not quickly figure out how themes and layouts play together to get my site design to work quickly (i am on a time-crunch project, migrating a site from wordpress). i assume that is part of the problem, but i cannot figure out why.
thoughts? other than just tearing me a new one for not using layouts, which i know is deserved.