illuminate (dark) 🌒

illuminate (dark) 🌒 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 (dark) by xenfocus

illuminate (dark) is a minimal, modern theme for xenforo 2. A compact header neatly contains your logo, navigation, a fluid search bar and user icons - while your main content is placed on a simple, dark background for easy reading (especially in dark environments or at night time)! 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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5.00 star(s) 4 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

Excellent style. Easy to customize and "Unheard-of" developer support that goes the extra mile for their customer. I would give 10 thumbs up, if i had more than two.
Thanks Zolo, I appreciate the 10 thumbs up!
An absolutely stunning style/theme! It's smooth, easy to use and the added extras, attention to detail are second to none. I asked @Ehren to quickly add some extra customisations for me too on top and he did it literally that evening.
Superb style, excellent help and very professional. We bought both style options on the discounted price. Well worth it.
Thanks for the review Kris, glad you're enjoying the themes so far! :)
The moment I saw this come up for sale since I regularly visit the RM, I purchased it. Things I like by Ehren are an instant purchase for us and our community. He is someone with a long history from IPB who made his way to xF and I'm glad he did. We've been using the Light version of this style for a bit now and it is gorgeous, his constant and quick support, attention to detail and how much in mind he kept mobile devices when crafting it, made this purchase a no-brainer. You can currently see this style and the light version in action at

Buy from Ehren, you won't be sad.
Haha thanks very much - I hope your members enjoy it as much as you! :)
Very very nice theme I just love it! The support is also excellent!
It really lifts xenforo to another level!
Thanks for the continuous support, I'm glad you're happy with the dark version! :)
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