INSTALLING YOUR THEME
Upload theme files
Upload contents of 'upload' folder to your forum directory. Ensure that the 'styles' folder appears like in the following examples:
(When forum is in the root of your site)
(When your forum is at an added directory, such as /forum, /forums, or /community.)
Access your forum Admin page
Access 'Appearance' -> 'Styles'
Click the 'Import Style' link
Click 'Browse' and select the .xml file included in your /xml/ folder in your download package. The .xml file will be in the format:
Your theme will be processed and installed for use.
CONFIGURING YOUR THEME TO RECEIVE UPDATES
The following is highly recommended when using our themes to allow you to overwrite your theme with future updates, while retaining your customizations. Note that failure to use this method may result in updates which erase your changes.
Go back to your 'Styles' page
Click on the name of your newly instally theme, and rename it as you choose, such as: 'Theme Name - Parent'
On the top right of your 'Styles' page, click on 'Create New Style'
Select your newly installed theme as the 'Parent Style'. You may use the regular style name for this child-style.
Click 'Save Style'. The system will now automatically create a child-style of your new theme, which will be identical.
Disable user selection of the parent style by de-checking its checkbox.
If you wish to use your new theme as the Default Style, be sure to visit Admin -> Home -> Options -> Appearance
You should now make all your customizations, including Style Properties, Theme Settings, Templates Edits, and Custom CSS, in the child-style. We recommend you do not make any changes to the parent style.
When upgrading, simply overwrite the parent style to introduce the new changes, without affecting your customizations in the child-style.
- Go to Style Properties -> Your Theme -> Header & Navigation, and change the 'Logo Image Path' field from logo-temp.png to logo.png
- Open the logo.psd file in your /PSD/ folder and edit the existing text, or paste your logo onto the canvas. Save as transparent .png format as logo.png. Upload to:
Refer to the /documentation/readme.html
file in your download package for added tutorials.
- Upload all files to your forum, overwrite as needed.
- Admin Styles -> Import Style -> On the next page, select your disabled parent style to be Overwritten. Click Import Style.
You should never overwrite your child-style, as you will lose any customizations or settings!
Q: What is NulumiaBase?
A: NulumiaBase is a style building framework originally created for vBulletin 3 & 4. It has now been evolved to take full advantage of Xenforo's amazing features, and allows new ideas to be rolled out quickly into all themes. You can read t
he full NulumiaBase feature list here
Q: Can I see a live demo?
A: Yes, you can visit the Nulumia Xenforo Demo forum here
Q: Will this theme work with other Xenforo plugins and resources?
A: YES, Nulumia themes are actually tested and built with over 100 Xenforo plugins
in mind, an exclusive aspect to our themes. Typically, we only integrate free plugins, however there are a few premium examples supported, such as XenPorta 2. To see whether the plugins you use are included, check the full Plugin Compatibility list here
Q: Can you make it compatible with...
A: Yes. (As long as it's free and I can get access to it.)
Q: On how many sites can I use this theme?
A: All our paid themes are Single Site License. You may use your theme on a single forum or website only. Use at more than one location requires additional licenses. Our free themes may be used on unlimited sites.
Q: Can the branding link be removed?
A: Yes, with a small fee.
Q: Can I read more about licenses?
A: Please visit here
Q: Is your checkout process secure?
A: Yes, www.nulumia.com
is fully secured using Comodo SSL encryption. The actual payment process is handled externally by Paypal.
Q: Are there more colors in the works?
A: Yes, most themes are constantly updated with additional presets or color versions!
Q: Do I get access to all updates?
A: As long as you are within your active license period (1 year), you may access every new theme upgrade as soon as it's posted!
Q: Can I make feature requests?
A: YES, please do. Most themes are constantly undergoing enhancements, so be sure to make your request so it may be included for the next build. I am always looking for ways to improve each theme.
Q: How often are your themes updated?
A: Very often - depending on the theme, sometimes as much as several times per week!
Q: How can I get support?
A: You can get support via any number of methods, including posting here at Xenforo.com; our official Support Forum
; email at email@example.com
; our Twitter
channels, etc. For in-depth help it's also possible to schedule chat on Skype or Messenger.
Q: If a bug is reported, what happens next?
A: As stated, most themes at Nulumia are constantly undergoing new improvements. All incoming bugs are addressed asap and included in the next available update. For emergency or very custom changes (for a given website), a Hotfix may be provided right away until the theme is updated publicly.
Q: Do you provide installation service?
A: Not at this time, but it is being considered to provide in the future for a small fee.
Q: Do I need to do anything fancy when installing?
A: We highly recommend
creating two instances of your theme, in a parent-child configuration. This is so you may receive updates without erasing custom changes.
To do this, install your theme as normal. Then, select Create A New Style, and select your new theme as the parent. This will create an identical child-style. Now, simply deactivate your parent style and make all changes in the child-style only. This way, you may upgrade and overwrite the parent style at anytime to keep your themes up to date, without losing your customizations!
Q: Everytime I install or update the theme, the logo is missing!
A: This is normal. Each theme is set to load themename/xenforo/skin/logo-temp.png
by default. This is so when uploading your files during an upgrade, it doesn't overwrite your existing logo! After each install/update, simply go to Style Properties, Header & Navigation, and change the logo path back to logo.png.
Q: How can I customize the features?
A: You can change settings by going into your Style Properties and opening the [Nulumia] property groups. For full tutorials, read the /documentation/readme.html
file included in your download package.