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Default Style Dark

Default Style Dark 1.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.4, 1.5

Default Style Dark provides a dark theme for your forum.

Live example:

South Bay Riders

Be sure to select the Default Style Dark located in the footer. Note my forum has several add-ons installed so this is only an example.



Installation step 1:

This step installs a completely default style with only a few color pallet changes.
  1. Download defaultstyledark_v1.1.zip and unzip it.
  2. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Appearance -> Styles" page.
  3. Click the Import a Style button and import style-Default-Style-Dark.xml file.


  4. Click the Import button.
Installation step 2:

This step adds rules to the EXTRA.css template. I prefer to make changes in the EXTRA.css template over using the Style Properties interface.
  1. The add-on includes a file called extra.css_v1.1.txt, copy the contents of this file to your clipboard.
  2. Open the EXTRA.css template in the Default Style Dark style.
  3. Paste from clipboard into EXTRA.css template (be sure to select the Default Style Dark style) and Save template.
Installation step 3:

These are Style Property changes I make on my forum.
  1. Style Properties: Header and Navigation -> Height of Header Logo -> change to 110px
  2. Style Properties: Forum / Node List -> Show Forum Descriptions on Node List -> uncheck
  3. Style Properties: Message Elements -> Show custom user fields -> check
  4. Style Properties: Message Elements -> Message Text -> Size -> 13px
  5. Style Properties: Message Elements -> Message Text -> Font Family -> verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif
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Thank you.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Default Style Dark v1.1 changes: Added missing rule in EXTRA.css for Poll Bar.

Latest reviews

Sometimes simple, just works. This is definitely the case with this style. This default style dark theme looks fantastic when installed. I've had my choice at quite a few dark themes paid & free, but I kept going back to this one before finally making my decision to download it. Lastly, there's no style folder to upload either! Great work, Andy! :)
Excellent, exactly what I have been looking for. I really like the default xenforo look, and have been trying to find a dark style that doesn't get too far away from the default. Can't get any closer than this, LOL