illuminate ☀️

illuminate ☀️ 2.2.15

No permission to buy ($30.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.2
Updates duration
6 months, $10 optional renewal fee
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment
illuminate by xenfocus

illuminate is a minimal, modern theme for xenforo 2. A compact, dark header neatly contains your logo, navigation, a fluid search bar and user icons - while your main content is placed on a simple background for easy reading. Categories can be styled with their own unique colour scheme which is especially great for sports teams, brands, games or movies.

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Style features

Theme Editor
All xenfocus themes come with the "Theme Editor" - an easy to use box which allows your members to customize the theme to their needs.

Coloured categories
Categories can be styled with their own colour scheme, which is inherited by the header and topics for consistency.

Light/Dark mode toggle
If you own both the light and dark versions of illuminate, a toggle icon in the header allows your visitors to easily change their colour scheme. Perfect for day/night time viewing!

Compact header
The dark header contains all of your header elements: a logo, navigation, search bar and user icons, which leaves plenty of space for your main content!

Background Picker
A background picker allows your members to select their own background/header image from a predefined selection.

Social icons
By enabling the social icons feature, you can easily promote your social media websites to your forum members.

Mega footer
A mega footer with configurable columns and content can be enabled and customized all within the theme settings.

Holiday effects
If enabled, subtle "holiday effects" such as animated snow for Christmas, confetti for New Years, a floating ghost for Halloween or a beating heart for Valentines can be shown on your theme.

Sticky threads
Sticky threads are separated from regular threads with dividers.

Sticky side column
If enabled, the side column sticks to the top of your browser window once scrolled for easy access. Compatible in modern browsers which support position: sticky.

Responsive theme
This theme will downscale for mobiles and tablets, providing an optimal viewing experience for all devices.

Countdown to a local event such as a sport game, or a global event such as a product release using the built-in countdown timer.

Grid view for nodes
Place your forums into a grid layout with optional wallpapers for each. This feature can be toggled by members if they prefer the standard layout. Compatible in modern browsers which support css grid.

Guest message
If enabled, a stylish guest message prompts visitors to sign in or register a new account on your site.

Extensive logo options
Use HTML text, insert a slogan or simply use an image. All configurable via the theme settings.

Retina ready
All xenfocus themes have been coded with high resolution screens in mind. Your theme will look crisp on all screens and devices!

Fluid width
Members have the option of toggling fluid width, which stretches the theme across the entire width of their browser.

Only one modified template
This theme only contains one modified template file, which means upgrades are a breeze!
Minimal template modifications

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4.33 star(s) 3 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. 2.2.15

    Upgraded for Xenforo 2.2.15 Fixed an issue where the main content area could be misaligned in...
  2. Xenforo 2.2.13

    Upgraded for Xenforo 2.2.13. Fixed an error when trying to disable the Mega Footer in the admin...
  3. Upgraded for Xenforo 2.2.12 + numerous bug fixes

    Upgraded for Xenforo 2.2.12. Fixed a Turkish language string in the guest message. Added...

Latest reviews

Lovely theme. Easily modified and top notch quality. Using it on

I bought the theme like 4 years ago and renewed my license today to add on a new forum.
That's awesome Aerodynamic, I hope your members enjoy it. Thanks for being such a long time customer! :)
Support is hit and miss with this guy - I've submitted questions on his forum site and gotten feedback of consequence once.
Hey mavortium - thanks for the feedback! I've just taken a look at the support forum and was unable to find any pending support requests. If you're able to PM me a URL of a topic which you're waiting for, I'll be happy to look into it for you! :)
What can I say, Ehren's support and quality of styles is top notch. He's one of the most popular ones on Invision, and I'm glad he has found his way to the xenforo market. We are currently using Illuminate at as our Light style with some minor modifications. Regardless of the question or request, I've made. The quality I've come to expect from this designer on other platforms is present here and then some. Give him a chance, you won't regret it.

His styles have a certain simplicity and lack of bloat while just having the perfect amount of features that other designers should follow.

My only wish was that there was a Illuminate dark style for sale.
What a solid review - thanks for the feedback! I always aim to reduce bloat and clutter whenever possible so I'm glad you're a fan of that approach too!
We use this theme on Dynamik. We all love it and the flexibility is great. Also we've wanted to change a little thing to the style and with fast support from Ehren on his Support forum we managed to do it very quickly !
Happy to have helped! I'm glad you're enjoying the theme, thanks for the feedback :)
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