Blackend -

Blackend - 1.5.14

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.4
Visible branding
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Here is a remake of the fairly popular Blackend style I had released for another forum software. The link and text colors can be changed easily through the Color Palette. Updating should be easy as almost all template edits are in the EXTRA.css template.

If you happen to be running an older version of XenForo, make sure to check the Version History tab above to download older versions!!

Installation: Instructions in the README.txt within the download.

Contributers: Shelley for the use of her quicknav.psd & these node icons!


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    • Use this skin on any number of your forums
    • Modify the skin to suite your needs
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Steve F
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Latest updates

  1. Update to current XenForo version

    Updated to XenForo 1.5.14
  2. Update for XenForo 1.5.0

    No changes, just brings the style up to date with XF 1.5.0
  3. Small revamp & fixes

    This update fixes the rich text editor popup menu colors and also a small revamp to some areas...

Latest reviews

Excellent theme. Very easy to work with and looks great. Lots of good feedback from my users. I was worried they would not like a change after 10 years with SMF with the same theme, but they seem to really like it!
Wow, I really like this. Thank you very much. I hope this one stays updated... I was just messing around checking out some free styles, but I liked this one so much I may make it default.

Do you think you'll be updating this to XenForo 2 and beyond?
Steve F
Steve F
Yes it will be revised for XF 2.0 :)
installed this on a clients site and they are very pleased with the look as well as the color options. I know they would like a black-red one as well if that was ever an option.
Steve F
Steve F
There is a black and red xml in the download. :)
one of my favorite theme... simple and elegant.. thanks also for updating and fixing the sub nav menu text color. great theme and great support! again thanks!
Many of my users love this Style. Thanks!
Very nice dark style! Thank you for sharing
Very nice, well done! I'm using this instead of "Flexile Dark" on XF 1.2. The only problem was that I found the default contrast between text and background a little low, but was able to fix that easily in the style properties.
Good Work! Keep it up =)
This style is easy to install and configure and looks really nice and clean. My members love it!
My users found the default style too bright, so I added the dark/blue version of this and they love it!
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