July 6th, 2018 | Theme Version 1.0.7


To view this latest version live, please visit the Demo Forum here:

To update your theme, please download the latest version at:


This update is a major overhaul and upgrade, bringing countless new improvements, bug-fixes, and major features!

NulumiaBase 1.9.x is a massive rewrite to my entire theme framework, representing months of labor. As work is moving entirely onto Xenforo 2, I wished to produce one last major update for XF1 edition themes. There's tons of new features introduced - HTML widgets; stretched & fixed header or footer; new CSS animations; move visitor tabs to more locations; new node image system, and more!

** Important - Read Before Upgrading **
  1. You must upload all files when upgrading your theme, as the /js/nulumia/theme-functions.js file has been updated for latest features
  2. Template Update
    The Custom Node Background feature has been reworked. This update requires a manual template update which must be performed by hand - no worries as it is an easy step! You will find instructions for this step included in your /documentation/readme file. The node image background feature will not function correctly until performing this edit.
That's all, just import/overwrite as normal and you're done!

Feature Overview

New support for single logo + navigation row

New Featured HTML Widgets!
A new awesome feature to enhance your forum home page - add up to five HTML widgets with any content you wish - custom code, Tweets, images, videos, your imagination is the limit! All Nulumia themes now come with sample widgets made to best bring each theme to life.

Slider intro animations & transitions!

New visitor tab locations with FontAwesome
Choose from three new locations for your login & visitor tabs

Automatically move user tabs on mobile
Choose from three new locations to override your visitor & login links on mobile devices for the look you want

New node background system - display image banners above your categories
The node background feature has been reworked! You can now choose to display images as banners above your nodes for a cleaner appearance, instead of behind your text.

Redesigned for XenGallery
All Nulumia themes now look great with the official XenGallery plugin

New import 3rd-party libraries
Import 3rd-party libraries in one click, such as Particles.JS and Normalize, more coming soon!

Custom inline CSS with new animations
Many new features now come with easy-to-edit Style Properties for quick inline styling. Each theme is now pre-configured with added CSS animations to bring your theme alive!

.. and that's not all. Check the changelog below for full details!

Q. Whew, so that's a lot! Is this a big deal to upgrade?

A. Nope! Just upload & reimport like normal, that's it. There is one single template edit you will need to perform for the node image backgrounds, see description in your readme file.


NulumiaBase Changes
New Features
  • Updated for Xenforo 1.5.21
  • Merged all templates to latest versions
  • Added full XenGallery support
  • Added new option to hide background slideshow or video on mobile
  • Replaced default Xenforo login link with Login / Signup custon tabs. These can now be placed in various locations (Top bar, logo area, navigation, etc). All themes have been rewritten to take advantage of this feature where best placed.
  • Added new Global Padding property (available via [Nulumia] Theme Settings property group. This setting mimics Xenforo 2’s system of using one simple property to assign padding to various elements. This setting has been integrated throughout all themes in place of fixed pixel values.
  • Added new Content Spacing property (available via [Nulumia] Theme Settings property group. This setting has been integrated throughout all themes and sets the standard spacing between blocks of content, such as widgets, sidebars, and content areas.
  • Added new Page width min & Page width max properties (available via General property group). These settings have been integrated with Xenforo’s pageWidth handler to automatically handle responsive settings.
  • All themes are now 100% compatible with px or % based widths, for both min and max page width settings
  • Added new Featured HTML Widgets feature (available via [Nulumia] Featured Content property group)
  • Added option to disable the Top Bar
  • Added option to use stretched or fixed width header. Individual elements such as the top bar, logo row, and navigation can also be individually set to stretch or fixed.
  • Complete CSS handling of links has been rewritten. Link and hover colors are now more consistent throughout all themes.
  • Added option to use stretched or fixed width footer. Now comes with extra style properties to style footer elements in various configurations
  • Added ability to place the Visitor Tabs in either the top bar, logo area, or navigation (available via [Nulumia] Header Settings property group). The new Login tabs feature will also use this location.
  • Added ability to move the Visitor tabs to other available locations on mobile
  • Added new Import Libraries section to the [Nulumia] Theme Effects property group. Currently only Particles.js is available. This feature can be imported via CDN when used by certain theme effects.
  • Added new custom inline Jquery field to the [Nulumia] Theme Effects property group. This can be used to quickly add inline JS functions to the theme.
  • Added new option to sharpen the logo when on small mobile displays (uses native browser rendering techniques)
  • Replaced Xenforo’s UI image sprite with pure FontAwesome icons (rating, lock, moved, edit, author online etc)
  • Added new FontAwesome icons to various buttons (Create new thread, reply, etc)
  • Added new option to add Search to the visitor tabs (now enabled by default in some themes)
  • Added new ability to set the node background image as a banner above the node row.
  • Added new ability to combine or separate (default) the User Info & Message column within threads. New conditional styling has been added to automatically adjust CSS depending on the configuration.
  • Added new tooltip labels when hovering over the visitor tabs
  • Added new support for placing a mini-logo within the navigation on certain themes. Logo image can also be individually styled via custom property
Template / Framework Related
  • Moved all custom JS to nl_js_functions template
  • Rolled out floating content, drop shadow and background text highlight modules from Simplicity theme into all themes as part of NulumiaBase framework. Replaced previous hard-coded methods in numerous themes to take advantage of the new framework
  • Overhauled the nl_body_classes template to add more classes to the html tag. Used for improved conditional CSS styling depending on user settings.
  • Rewrote the Nulumia theme-functions.js file, now better optimized and fast-loading. Certain front-end functions no longer “hang” the layout until the window finishes loading
  • Moved all custom CSS sheets from ad_above_content into nl_css_loader template. This template is now loaded from PAGE_CONTAINER. Ad_above_content template has been reverted to its default version.
  • Organized per-theme effects, animations, and groupings of certain CSS rules into new znltheme_modules.css and znltheme_effects.css for better organization
  • Reworked the way pageWidth property is handled within templates. Better support for using pixel values for the max page width setting, with dynamic padding in different layouts
Background Settings
  • Overhauled the custom background system, new improvements and conditionals for desktop & mobile use
  • Added new option to hide background slideshow or video on mobile
  • Background videos now fade in when fully loaded. Background uses the @pageBackground color while loading the video.
  • Several properties renamed for better clarity
  • Added option to set background-size mode for the background slideshow - fit, fit-smaller,fill, cover etc
  • Overhauled styling of the top bar and content, such as social links, ticker, etc.
  • Added better mobile styling for the topbar elements. The topbar now automatically scales on smaller devices and allows the ticker to move to a new row, instead of compacting
  • Fixed a bug where the top bar would occassionally collapse below the height of its content
  • Added new setting for content height of various top bar elements (available via [Nulumia] Header Settings property group). This setting helps keep content neatly aligned and equal height within the top bar.
  • All content within the top bar now inherits text color from the top bar property
  • Appearance/styling of the top bar social links, ticker, and login/visitor links now all match
  • Added new custom properties to style the Visitor Tabs for each available location: Top bar, logo row, and navigation.
  • Added new option to sharpen the mobile navigation logo
  • All visitor tabs will keep their hover/active state when moving onto a dropdown menu, fix extended to all locations (top bar, logo row, navigation)
  • Last navigation/visitor tabs now automatically remove right margin after FontAwesome icon
  • Rearranged and renamed various properties in the [Nulumia] Header Settings property group for better organization
  • Rewrote handling of the navigation row and subnav link row. Now performs better on various responsive layouts
  • Rewrote handling of the header search field. Now has support with all the latest features and header configurations
  • Added Jquery function to automatically reposition search into the navigation when on mobile layouts
  • Overhauled styling and xen:calc functions for the navigation tabs. Tabs are now styled more consistently
  • Added custom properties to style the mini-logo when placed in the navigation. Can also be styled separately when the Sticky Nav is activated
  • Overhauled the navigation popup menu system. Now has more consistent styling of content in menus such as Alerts, Conversations, etc. Added custom properties to style various elements.
  • Added option to make footer stretch to edge of screen on mobile (removes new page spacing value)
  • Added Text-Based Logo feature to all themes
  • Navigation/visitor tabs now condense padding and size on mobile
  • Top bar visitor tab links now automatically hide labels when on responsive sizes
  • Visitor tabs now condense in all available locations on mobile to show only the User tab
  • Fixed CSS handling of the subnav links bar which would cause layouts to break on mobile in several themes
  • Fixed a bug where the visitor tab alert balloons would sometimes not have matching arrow colors
  • Added option to display tooltip labels to the login links when placed in the navigation
  • Fixed a bug where the custom Visitor Tab property would not take priority over Xenforo default CSS
  • Added conditional to hide placeholder FontAwesome icon if the search button is enabled
  • Added FontAwesome placeholder icon to Quicksearch
Misc Improvements
  • Improved CSS handling of menus and dropdown lists
  • Added dark Captcha form styling to appropriate themes
  • Improved CSS handling of button styles, primary and disabled buttons
  • Remaining image sprites from several themes have been cleaned out in place of CSS gradients
  • Improved CSS handling of tables
  • Removed redundant Alert Balloon property
  • Alert balloons now automatically reposition when the navigation or top bar touches the top of the page. Alert balloons now no longer are overlapped by the moderation bar.
  • Fixed text/link colors within the moderation bar in several themes
  • Added more conditionals for handling the general page content container when on various responsive layouts. Now also changes when various user configurations, such as boxed or floating layouts, are set.
  • Fixed a bug so page content correctly inherits padding from the Content - Responsive property whether in Boxed or Floating Content mode
  • Improved styling of the page navigation items
  • Improved styling of overlays
  • Added padding to page content when on mobile view (text no longer runs into edge of screen)
  • Added new properties to style public & private thread links separately
  • Fixed a bug where certain content areas would overflow their containers when used in certain mods
  • Improved handling of the Popup Modal Login/Register forms when feature is enabled. Further improved all form type overlays throughout Xenforo for perfect consistency.
  • Overlay close buttons now use FontAwesome when enabled instead of png sprite
  • Overhauled handling of Xenforo comment balloons, Now all balloons properly match throughout Xenforo and 3rd party mods, such as XenPorta, Better Blogs, etc.
  • Improved contrast of dimmed-faint text colors in several themes
  • Fixed CSS handling of the left/right sidebar option
  • Fixed a bug where the sectionMain area would sometimes break out of the page
  • Added FontAwesome support for close buttons on popup forms, notices and comments
  • Changed the default Xenforo UI png sprite to FontAwesome
  • Fixed a bug where drop shadows would be applied to incorrect elements on some themes
  • Added custom property to set color of the character count within forms
  • Added global border radius support to floating notices
  • Updated all style image folders with latest Xenforo version files
Nodes, Discussion List
  • Rewrote the Side by Side node system with Flexbox system, now has more consistent spacing, padding, and handling of borders
  • Spacing between the side by side nodes now uses the Global Content Padding property by default
  • Added new ability to set the node background image as a banner above the node row.
  • Fixed a bug where the node read / unread icon wouldn’t align properly when Custom Node Backgrounds are enabled
  • Reworked style handling of the thread list handle, page nav, and read/unread icon box
  • Added hover color for the new FontAwesome RSS icon
  • Fixed a bug where the RSS icon wouldn’t align correctly during different node configurations
  • Fixed a bug where side by side nodes wouldn’t appear correctly for sub forums on the Discussion List page
  • Nodes on mobile displays now have vertical spacing between nodes when Side by Side Nodes are enabled and the Node Spacing property is set to more than 0
  • Improved node icons to automatically align with the nodeText block during side by side or custom node configurations
  • Fixed a bug where the user info and message containers wouldn’t properly align when using borders
  • Message user info container arrow now automatically positions to align with message text, also inherits correct color of user info container
  • Centered message usernames by default
  • Added new property to style the message author username
  • Added bottom-padding to the message User Info container
  • Restyled the Likes bar in several themes
  • Added new property to style the Staff Banner in messages
Icon Slider
  • Rewrote the icon slider CSS with better improvements, FontAwesome support, position-based margins, and split support for use in either the Logo Icon slider or Featured Content slider
  • Sliders now correctly touch edge of content area using conditionals to detect user specified layouts
  • Added additional location for the Logo Icon Slider - Below content / above footer
  • Added more styling support for widgets introduced by 3rd party mods
  • Rewrote handling of sidebar widgets on the profile page, now widgets on all page types correctly match
  • Added new custom property to handle styling of sidebar widgets when floating content mode is enabled
  • Improved consistency of widget heading text colors
  • Reworked handling of box shadows on the profile sidebar widgets for a more consistent appearance
  • Reformatted profile sidebar blocks to match regular forum sidebar headings
  • Added two new slides (total of 10)
  • Fixed a bug which caused the letterbox or cropped responsive modes to not work correctly in some situations
  • Added new slider location - Below content / above footer
  • Changed slider descriptions from single line to multi-line with HTML support
  • Slider titles now auto-format HTML titles with max characters and ellipsis (...) when titles overflow the available space
  • Added new Inline Custom CSS field to the [Nulumia] Slider Settings property group. This field can be used to quickly add custom CSS styling for the slider. Several themes have been reworked to use this feature.
  • Added FontAwesome directional icon controls and hover colors
  • Added caption content spacer setting
  • Improved handling of the slider caption box, better support for position styling
  • Slide captions now automatically scale and reformat on mobile view, text size reduces to cover less of slide image
  • New support for animated slide captions (intro, fade-in, etc)
  • Fixed a bug so that HTML lists can now be placed within slides without conflicting with the slider JS function
  • Added new conditional padding for HTML elements within the slider caption box
Property Group Changes
  • Renamed and added better descriptions to numerous custom properties in the [Nulumia] property groups
  • Resorted several properties which were out of place
  • Removed all older custom nlAltx style properties and removed the [Nulumia] Styles property group
  • Overhauled styling of the breadcrumb, is now more consistent across themes and fixes several FontAwesome icon bugs in certain browsers
  • Added styling for the jump menu icon, better FontAwesome support
  • Fixed a bug where the jumpmenu icon would not inherit background color
  • Fixed ordering of Breadcrumb Call to Action properties and added custom property for Call to Action Hover state
  • Completely rewrote CSS and property handling of footer elements, such as content areas, links, rows, and spacing. Footer content now handles padding more consistently on responsive layouts
  • Improved padding of chooser items in the footer links bar
  • Link colors can now be individually set for each of the main footer areas - Legal, Copyright, Column layout, etc
  • Added new Footer Block Spacing setting (available via [Nulumia] Footer Settings property group. This setting affects the spacing between blocks and rows in the footer layout system.
  • Added dozens of conditionals to automatically style the footer in the best way possible depending on configuration set by the user (boxed, fixed, stretched, etc)
  • Added option to make footer stretch to edge of screen on mobile (removes new page spacing value)
  • Fixed a bug where node read/unread icons would not correctly align with the node text blocks
  • Added option to add the logo to the top of footer column A, also has support for using the Text based logo. Can be styled individually with new custom property
  • Added parallax background mode to the footer secondary top row
  • Added better CSS Flex styling for the footer columns
  • Added ability to append the Social Links onto any footer A-D column
  • Fixed several bugs where the footer columns would inherit incorrect spacing/padding on mobile view
  • Added option to center all footer content on mobile (includes default Xenforo footer, column layout, legal & copyright, etc)
  • Fixed a bug where using flex columns such as in the footer elsewhere on the page would conflict with the footer column layout
  • Added ability to place the Logo Icon Slider in the Footer Top Rows
  • Added support to place flex columns inside the footer top rows
Mod Related
  • Added more style improvements to XenPorta 2 ;layouts & feature slider
  • Added more style improvements to DB Tech Shout
  • Added more style improvements to Better Blogs
  • Added style improvements to PE Forum Stats
  • Added style improvements to RainDD User Activity
  • Match content container styling between thread Message container, XenPorta 2 article container, XFA Better Blogs container
  • Added option to “tab-ify” the text headers on Resource Manager item pages


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December 17th, 2017 | Theme Version 3.1.5

To view this latest version live, please visit the Demo Forum here:

To update your theme, please download the latest version at:


This is the first rollout of the new features introduced by NulumiaBase version 1.7.7, including Custom Node Backgrounds, Popup Login Form, and Logo Icon Slider. Further enhancements to these features will be coming soon in next versions.


NulumiaBase Changes
Fixes & Improvements
  • Fixed a bug where the Node Last Post container would have incorrect styling on regular default mobile layouts (No side-by-side or custom background modes enabled)
  • Re-fixed a bug where a previous correction to sidebar sectionFooter elements having the incorrect border color stopped working
  • Removed text underline on concealed type links in the body or header area (footer link underlines remain by default)
  • Added the default Xenforo form-type overlay shadow to the new Popup Login Form
  • Removed a white background which would occassionally show behind the Signup Button on forum home
  • Removed the padding container around the Signup Button in most themes (Button now floats at full width of sidebar)
NulumiaBase Changes
New Features
  • Added new Custom Node Background feature (available via [Nulumia] Node Settings property group)
    • Add custom background images to your nodes, or use solid background colors
    • Style nodes and node elements separately when Custom Node Background mode is enabled (node title, last post box, text color, etc)
    • New compatibility with Side by Side Node feature
  • Added new Logo Icon Slider feature (available via [Nulumia] Logo Icon Slider property group)
    • Add up to ten partner/sponsor/featured logo icons
    • Auto-Play setting
    • Infinite Scroll setting
    • Control numerous options, such as number of icons to show per row, number of icons to scroll, show or hide dot controls, auto-play delay, and more
    • Style slider elements via custom Style Properties
    • Fully responsive
    • Control number of icons to show per row on different sized screens (tablet, phone etc)
  • Added new Popup Login Form feature (available via Login Bar property group)
  • Added new Slider Features and Locations
    • Slider now has numerous new improvements for handling different sized slide images and across different screen widths
    • Toggle between Letterbox Mode and Auto-Crop image mode. Images which don't fit standard dimensions will be scaled or fit accordingly depending on the option set.
    • Set both a max width or max height for the slider
    • Add the slider to new pages, templates and locations (Choose from Forum Home, Discussion List, Blog List, Resource Index, and Page Node templates)
    • Separately choose whether to display a full-width slider, or narrow (next to sidebar) slider, depending on whether the page uses a sidebar
Fixes & Improvements
  • Changed standard body font in most themes from Open Sans to Roboto
  • Added new theme support for legacy IE and Edge browser fixes
  • Added new body class system to handle styling when various features are enabled, removed numerous instances of using Xenforo conditional statements for CSS
  • Various small bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the FontAwesome home icon would collapse in certain browsers
Header & Navigation
  • Improved CSS handling of the Xenforo navigation SplitCtrl dropdown arrow
Property Groups
  • Added new custom properties to handle styling the navigation search input
  • Fixed several outdated Style Properties which were deprecated during recent version of Xenforo
  • Added further style support for [bD] Widget Framework blocks within the footer block layout
  • Dramatically improved code and CSS handling of the footer block layout
  • Spacing and margins between blocks and columns is now much more consistent, particularly when scaling between different device and screen sizes
  • Column positions and spacing are now handled separately depending on whether there are 2, 3, or 4 columns displayed (now automatically detected via Jquery)
  • Improved consistency of text and link colors within the footer
Mod Related
  • Changed image sprite based alert row backgrounds in the DB Tech Shoutbox to pure CSS gradient-based
  • Fixed a big where DB Tech Shoutbox alert rows would have incorrect text color for links
  • Updated and tested all supported mods under their latest versions
NulumiaBase Changes
New Features
  • Added new feature to resize thread post avatars (available via [Nulumia] Thread Settings property group)
  • Added new option to load the large sized avatars in threads for better clarity
  • Added new feature to automatically center content in the footer Top Rows
Fixes & Improvements
  • Fixed a bug where Page Link Nav items would collapse when there are many pages of threads
  • Added an internal code method to automatically resize the Page Nav Link container (hard-coded in Xenforo by default) according to the size of Page Nav Link buttons
  • Fixed a bug in the navigation where FontAwesome home icon would cause an error regarding HTML Structured Data tags as specified by Google (first home item now correctly retains its SD tag data)
  • Removed a hard-coded reference for nav and breadcrumb home icon sizes. Sizes can now be controlled via [Nulumia] Fonts & Icons property group.
  • Improved handling of Jump Menu Icon box in the breadcrumb to better scale according to whether FontAwesome is enabled, or using the default image sprite
NulumiaBase Changes
New Features
  • Added new Edge-Lit mode (available via [Nulumia] Background Settings) **not available in all themes**
    • Adds sharp edge highlights on certain elements
    • Optional hover effects for edge highlights
    • Use with or without Corner Highlights mode
Fixes & Improvements
  • Added property and added padding to popup comments
  • Added extended custom property to help style Notice controls (available via Notices property group)
  • Fixed incorrect border colors on Follow blocks on the member profile page
  • Fixed a bug where the Show Online Status button in the Account menu dropdown would not align properly with adjascent buttons
  • Fixed a bug where video backgrounds woult not auto-play on certain pages (potential script conflict is still being looked into)
Header & Navigation
  • Added new custom property to style the <header> element (adds additional CSS entries which the default Xenforo property doesn't include) (available via Header & Navigation property group)
  • Fixed a bug where custom style property settings for the Text-Based Logo / Secondary Logo Span were not displaying
  • Added further fixes to ensure visitor tab icons retain their hover color when moving the mouse over their dropdown menus
  • Improved handling of boxed and non-boxed footer layouts to ensure elements correctly inherit their styling as set via Style Properties (<footer>, footerLegal, etc)
  • Fixed a bug where elements within the top rows would collapse / lose their vertical padding on mobile sizes
Mod Related
  • Extended the custom sidebar-content spacing setting to the XenPorta 2 left sidebar
NulumiaBase Changes
New Features
  • Added new Video Background mode (available via [Nulumia] Background Settings)
    • Automatically disabled on mobile, to save bandwidth
    • Uses Custom Background image as fallback when players are disabled
  • Added new Theme Version & NulumiaBase Framework Version entries (available via [Nulumia] Theme Settings)
  • Added new setting to hide the sidebar on forum templates (available via [Nulumia] Sidebar Settings)
  • Added new Alternating Row Colors feature (available via [Nulumia] Node Settings)
    • Added new Alternate Row property to Forum / Node List group
    • Re-linked Forum Row, Forum Row Alternate, and Forum Row - Hover State to the new "nlAltColor" Color Palette series
  • Added new Text Based Logo feature (available via [Nulumia] Header Settings)
    • Temporarily hides the image logo when enabled
    • Specify different font if desired
    • Use up to two separate spans and control boldness or color of words
    • Add an optional FontAwesome icon before text logo (more font icon libraries and SVG feature coming soon)
  • Added a second optional Top Row with default HTML content and Style Properties
  • Added extensive [bd] Widget Framework style support when adding Widget Framework blocks to the Nulumia Footer layout system
  • Added new option to move the footer links & chooser bar to below or above the legal area
Fixes & Improvements
  • Changed standard body font in most themes from Open Sans to Roboto
  • Added extensive support for the global Border Radius option (available via [Nulumia] Styles property group)
  • Added new property to style notice links (available via the Notices property group)
  • Reduce top margin on first articles item in Blogs and XenPorta 2
  • Added separate properties to handle the sectionMain element on additional pages
  • Deleted several Nulumia custom Color Palette entries (nlDividerColors, nlFooterColor, etc)
  • Renamed all Nulumia "nlAlt" Color Palette entries into "nlAltColor" series, in preparation for Xenforo 2 methodology
  • Improved style handling of side by side nodes
  • Removed a hardcoded drop shadow on the Go to Top button
  • Removed console logging entries within the theme-functions.js file
  • Improved handling of mobile detection in theme-functions.js file
  • Improved style handling of profile sidebar blocks
  • Improved handling of matching header-like elements
  • Finely improved styling of the breadcrumb, more closely matched borders, arrows and item heights
  • Fixed a bug where public links within threads wouldn't match same border or shadow style as private links
  • Improved spacing and padding in Call to Action buttons
  • Improved handling of Custom Background mode, moved image from body to html element to improve Position:Fixed mode on certain Android devices
  • Improved border handling and hard-coded entries around the Profile User block
  • Added new properties to handle styling for various Profile page elements
  • Further matched Profile tabs with regular tabs
  • Slightly enhanced styling of overlap mask and container shadows
  • Added a setting in Popup Menus property group to control the min-height of Jump Menu lists (prevents the left column from occassionally having a scrollbar by only a small amount)
  • Improved handling of vertical spacing between blocks for better consistency (Visitor panel now has same spacing as other blocks)
  • Improved text style matching of widget titles for better consistency
  • Improved height, radius and item arrows within the breadcrumb for better consistency and appearance
  • Changed the Jump Menu icon when using FontAwesome
Header & Navigation
  • Visitor tab alert balloons now scroll down over the tabs when the navigation is in sticky configuration (prevents overlap with the sticky Modbar or top of page)
  • Changed "Search.." placeholder text in the navbar QuickSearch field to a FontAwesome icon
  • Improved handling of the SplitCtrl dropdown arrow in navtabs when "Use whole navtab for menus" is not enabled
[Nulumia] Property Groups
  • Consolidated all sidebar settings into new property group [Nulumia] Sidebar Settings
  • Moved Sticky Modbar and Navigation into [Nulumia] Header Settings
  • Deleted [Nulumia] Sticky Settings group
  • Rearranged properties within the [Nulumia] Header Settings group for better organization
  • Added new Search property group and several properties to handle specific elements
  • Added two additional slides (total: 8)
  • Added new soft fade effect option on slide hover
  • Added new shine effects (choose from circle and wipe, more coming soon) on slide hover
  • Added manual snippet to insert slider template (Copy/Paste)
  • Moved all demo slides to SSL imgur.com embeds
  • Improved method to control padding of footer blocks during various layouts
  • Added property to control footer column headers separately
  • Added property to control the footer top row callout title
  • Added a second optional Top Row with default HTML content and Style Properties
  • Changed and improved the default primary Top Row HTML content for a cleaner appearance
  • Added extensive [bd] Widget Framework style support when adding Widget Framework blocks to the Nulumia Footer layout system
  • Added new option to move the footer links & chooser bar to below or above the legal area
  • Fixed a bug where social icons would inherit incorrect margins when enabled in the footer legal area
Mod Related
  • Reduce top margin on first articles item in Blogs and XenPorta 2
  • Modified Andy History template for better style targeting of the page description
  • Added improved handling for CrazyImProfileLinks plugin
  • Fixed a glitch where resource edit forms would have mis-aligned input rows with thread prefixes
  • Corrected color of links in Dragonbye Tech shout box
  • Added new properties to control the spacing and style of Andy's Donations and About Us page wrappers (available via [Nulumia] Addon Compatibility property group)
Theme Changes
  • Fixed a bug where certain sidebar blocks would have double padding containers
  • Updated all external stock images to SSL encrypted imgur hosted links
  • Updated various Style Properties to reflect the new NulumiaBase Framework
  • Added full set of default Custom Node Background images, styled node elements when Custom Node Backgrounds is enabled


Changing the avatar size

Making your post avatars larger is very simple!

Just browse to Style Properties -> Message Layout -> Avatar Holder

Then, change the left & right padding to be smaller or larger (they should also be the same!). Decrease the padding to make the avatars larger - recommended range is 10px-30px.

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On Adding Custom Node Backgrounds

This is a very new feature and as all Nulumia features are handled via the theme (and not plugins!), the Custom Node Backgrounds will require a basic understanding of editing CSS.

For full instructions, please refer to the documentation/readme file in your download package.

What didn't make it into this patch
  • The image heading banner option for the new Popup Login form has been deactivated and won't be usable until the next patch
  • A method was in place to make the footer layout Top Row parallax background use a slow scrolling effect, instead of fixed position. There were some cross-browser issues regarding IE and Edge and this feature has been removed/delayed.
  • Earlier I announced that the Custom Node Backgrounds mode would have several node style presets to choose from, currently there is only one in place. You may still fully override styling of node elements (Title, Last Post box, links, container etc) for when this mode is enabled. However, I'd like to add up to three different layouts by default, thus giving the user more starter options and removing the need to keep editing the same properties to arrive at a desired result.
  • A feature to use fixed width or full width header and footer elements is being worked on for next patch. Currently elements such as the top bar, mod bar, and <footer> area are fixed at full width.
In consideration for future patches

Currently the Custom Node Backgrounds' css template contains three different sets of CSS entries -- one for using image backgrounds, another format for using solid background colors, and another preset for using alternating background colors (up to three colors, but more can be added -- i.e., nodes cycle between @primaryDark through @primaryLight in sequence). The user must currently uncomment the format they wish to use and comment out the other formats.

I may add a checkbox option to activate any of these modes at a time, and using separate templates for ease and convenience. I would enjoy hearing feedback from users on using this system and their recommendations.


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September 18, 2017 | Theme Version 1.0.4

To view this latest version live, please visit the Demo Forum here:

To update your theme, please download the latest version at:

This update requires an upload of all files and re-import of the theme xml.

File Package Change:

For added compatibility with legacy extraction software, all future downloads will be given in .zip format (vs 7zip, tar or others). Please check that you are downloading the latest package in .zip format.


NulumiaBase Framework v1.7 is here! NulumiaBase is the powerful theme framework which powers all styles available at the Nulumia.com shop. Version 1.7 is the largest release yet since the original 1.5 overhaul, and brings hundreds of new changes, bug fixes and enhancements.

While not vastly feature heavy, NulumiaBase 1.7 is all about consistency, uniformity, and polish.
This release focuses heavily on streamlining the Xenforo appearance -- virtually no small corner, tab or menu has been left untouched -- bringing much greater consistency to your forum when using a Nulumia style.

In addition, 1.7 does bring several new features, including FontAwesome Rich Text Editor, full style support for the Xenforo Resource Manager, Side by Side Node style improvements, and improved mobile message layouts!


NulumiaBase Changes
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-7-3
    • Fixed spacing around jump menu launch icon
    • Added better styling for thread preview tooltips
    • Synchronized navigation sidebar links with blockLinksList properties
    • Improved handling of featured Resource Manager items to prevent overflow clipping
    • Fixed a bug on Nobita Ban List mod page where discussion list options handle would overlap the breadcrumb
    • Added new properties to control responsive message layout
    • Further tweaked side by side node handling to work with a greater variety of styles
    • Fixed a bug where side by side node styling would also affect subforum listings above the discussion list
    • Fixed a bug where discussion list row columns would not match their labels (Title, Start Date etc) due to padding
    • Centered discussion list starter avatars
    • Added option to set glow effect on active slider controls to all themes (available via [Nulumia] Slider Settings property group
    • Added new property to control slider control button glow
    • Fixed several entries in the Footer group which pointed to an outdated Color Palette property
    • Fixed a bug where Show Online Status item in account dropdown would have extra height
    • Moved experimental navtab open fix from DarkTabbed style into all themes. Nav tabs retain hover appearance when dropdown menus are active
    • Fix padding issue around the QuickSearch field in header
    • Fixed a bug where visitorTab FontAwesome icons would inherit extra padding from nav tabs with menus
    • Fixed a bug where node icon containers wouldn't stretch vertically when nodes have subforums
    • Fixed a bug in Side by Side Nodes where nodeLastPost container wouldn't inherit proper background color
    • Fixed a bug in Side by Side Nodes where nodeLastPost container wouldn't inherit proper background color, and would have incorrect height if no content is present
    • Tweaked position of RSS node controls icon when Side by Side Nodes is enabled
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-7-2
    • Added support for Sunka Staff BBcodes for the FontAwesome rich text editor
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-7-1
    • Added style support for Featured Resources on the main Resources listing page
    • Added new option to set max Featured Resource rows (available via Resource Manager property group)
    • Moved Enable Edge Effects feature from DarkTabbed theme into all gaming themes
    • Further synchronized text headings and correctly pointing to H3 properties
    • Added new properties to handle the Navigation Sidebar, such as on profile and help pages
    • Fixed a bug where delete rows and download buttons would display with incorrect styles on Resource pages
    • Corrected several text and border colors on help pages
    • Improved spacing around message content and quickreply areas on mobile
    • Extended full-width sticky sidebar on mobile to Resources sidebar
    • Optimized code handling of responsive & sticky sidebar
    • Optimized new system for handling splitCtrl arrows in the navigation buttons, removed legacy Xenforo attributes where hover/select on popup tabs would cause flickering colors
    • Fixed incorrect colors on the Help - Smilies page
    • Improved handling of the messageSimple element across profile, resources and comment pages

      Mod Related
    • Extended FontAwesome support to DragonByte Tech's Shoutbox mod
    • Added new properties and better support for XenPorta 2 article pages and comment sections
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-7
    • Added new FontAwesome based Rich Text Editor (available via [Nulumia] Fonts & icons property group)
    • Added full style compatibility with Xenforo Resource Manager
      • Added Resource Manager property group
      • Synchronized rows, content areas, sidebar widgets, forms and other elements with standard Xenforo properties
    • Added further support for sticky nav & modbar fix on iOS devices when entering the text editor
    • Sticky nav and modbar now disappear when adding comments on reports pages
    • Go to Top button now disappears when entering the text editor on mobile
    • Improved Side by Side Nodes handling and compatibility
    • Added new style handling for attachments, upload and form styling
      • Added Attachments property group
      • Synchronized style of attachment forms between forum and Resource Manager image collections
      • Theme matched styling for upload meters
      • Fixed some incorrect border styles
    • Fixed a bug where the ticker would often start over before fully spanning across the header
    • Added new option to control spacing between sidebar and content (available via [Nulumia] Styles property group)
    • Unhooked dependancy between having Custom Background, Background Slideshow or Floating Content modes being enabled together to function (settings now take priority in order of being selected)
    • Added more support for Global Border Radius setting (set via [Nulumia] Styles property group)
    • Removed unnecessary CSS styling for ticker elements
    • Added fallback Jquery handling for the ticker system, prevents incorrect animation glitches
    • Added automatic consistency matching between sidebar headings and other similar headings (blog, profile, resources, etc)

      Header & Navigation
    • Refined new system to measure and calculate height of header elements, now adds more flexibility for custom header layouts, larger logos, added content, and responsive / window resizing adjustments
    • Removed slight right-padding on visitor tab FontAwesome icons
    • FontAwesome visitor tab icons now hold active color state when on selected page (Account, Inbox, etc)
    • Added better handling for splitCtrl arrows in navigation tabs when Use Whole Nav Tab to Trigger Menus option is disabled. Nav tabs now automatically increase padding to better fit dropdown arrows

      Profile & Account
    • Drastically refined styling of content, elements and layout on Profile and Account pages
    • Reduced padding in tabs
    • Synchronized styling of profile tabs across all other tab instances for better consistency
    • Added new custom property for account page sectionMain area
    • Moved numerous profile page CSS entries from znlgaming.css into znlbase.css (now affects all styles)
    • Added new properties for custom handling of profile content areas
    • Refined styling of member title/info container
    • Matched sidebar widgets and headings with main Xenforo sidebar styling
    • Refined mismatched font sizes and colors within the profile sidebar
    • Refined styling of content layouts under all tabbed pages (Profile Posts, Recent Activity, Postings, etc)
    • Fixed incorrect borders on numerous profile content areas
    • Fixed incorrect styling on "Interact" popups and comment inputs
    • Added new properties to control Item Count elements within sidebar widgets (such as Following and Followers widget)
    • Added more support for custom nlSideBarBlock property to more sidebar widget styles for better consistency

      Forum & Discussion Lists
    • Added node icon wrapper box for widget type pages
    • improved handling and layout of node category descriptions
    • Fixed a bug where mod control panels would cut off input hover shadows
    • Improved style & position handling of options panel handle below discussion lists
    • Improved property and color handling of Node titles and Discussion list titles, unhooked properties into separate property calls (can now be styled independently, use matched styling by default)
    • Added new properties for all row-type elements which are intended to use the Discussion List Item row style as example. Discussion List Item styling is now applied theme-wide to all similar elements (comment rows, search results, resource rows, etc) for better consistency
    • Added better handling of Avatar Container, Last Post, Discussion List Stats and other listBlock elements in forum and discussion rows. Styling is now synchronized to share same properties (Forum Rows, Resource Rows, Discussion List Rows) for better consistency

    • Fixed a bug where the slider would have incorrect padding when on mobile
    • Added foundational code for upcoming PrettySlider feature
    • Added new option for control button glow effects

    • Added property for controlling heading tags within the footer
    • Fixed a bug where certain footer links would not inherit hover styles
    • Unhooked block headings from column heading styles (can now be styled independently)
    • Added new Footer Headings property via [Nulumia] Footer Settings group
    • Streamlined font color inheritance of footer text, links and column list links

    • Fixed an incorrect border color when viewing polls on mobile
    • Synched styling of Share Page bar at bottom of thread pages
    • Added new flexbox grid-style layout for mobile private/public links for drastically better appearance
    • Enhanced contrast of private/public hover links when button style option is enabled
    • Enhanced appearance of quickreply area, buttons layout
    • Fixed incorrect signature area border

    • Fixed incorrect property call syntax for several entries in znlbase.css and znlgaming.css
    • Removed a deprecated Style Property and other CSS entries
    • Added more usage of global border radius setting
    • Matched styling of discussion and list rows across all pages (Resource items, search results, etc)
    • Fixed an incorrect border color and enhanced appearance of table control columns
    • Matched breadcrumb call to action button with height of breadcrumb
    • Added style support for error popups
    • Reduce padding and improve appearnce of jump menu
    • Organized custom sectionMain properties into their respective groups
    • Fixed incorrect border colors on form pages
    • Fixed spacing issue between form control buttons and content
    • Fixed a bug where visitor panel would collapse behind avatar and content
    • Matched styling between Error popup forms and other form type overlays
    • Improved CSS handling of breadcrumb appearance
    • Matched sizing of select and text inputs
    • Improved spacing of jumpmenu FontAwesome icon in breadcrumb
    • Improved handling of all button styles (spacing, padding, alignment, etc), synchronized styling between all button types
    • Improved styling of tooltips and preview popups
    • Fixed a padding issue in certain dropdown menus
    • Streamlined theme-wide font sizes and consistency
    • Cleaned up styling on member card popups
    • Theme matched colors for auto-complete dropdown menus
    • Fixed a bug where prefix items within thread or resource titles would break the input into two lines
    • Moved CSS handling of tables from znlgaming.css into znlbase.css (now affects all styles)
    • Aligned breadcrumb to top of pages when breadcrumb is the first element on the page (removed top padding)
    • Synchronized styling of heading rows across different elements (form popups, page headings, categoryStrip, error popups, Resource Manager, XenPorta 2, etc)
    • Fixed a bug where the modbar Reports indicator would have incorrect border color
    • Removed color entry from all heading tags (allows specific colors to override like normal)
    • Fixed inconsistent padding, backgrounds and borders of various containers and headings in popup overlay forms and Jump Menu
    • Added support for hover transition effects to more elements
    • Added new property handling and fixed incorrect styling of avatar and Resource icon upload forms

      Mod Related
    • Fix incorrect thread options button on banlist
    • Fixed an issue where Original Poster banner would not align with avatar
    • Fixed a bug where an incorrect call to XenFacil Footer property would display an error when debug mode is enabled
    • Drastically refined styling of content on Blog pages
    • Added new Blog properties under Blogs property group
    • Fixed incorrect/default styling and improved appearance of blog category pages
    • Fixed margin of blog listing items
    • Applied a max-length "..." text cutoff for blog titles within sidebar widgets for better appearance
    • Added better consistency between Visitor Panel across forum home and blog sidebar
    • Fixed bug with larger than normal buttons on XenPorta 2 pages
    • Improved appearance of Nobita Banlist page
    • Improved About Us page styling
    • Fixed some incorrect border colors on Calendar page
Theme Changes
  • Uncapitalized page titles and slightly improved styling appearance
  • Fixed style for Liked bar in threads
  • Restyled dropdown menu headers
  • Restyled Thread Status bar in threads
  • Fixed a bug where the Join Us / Profile button in header would have incorrect color
  • Added <h> tag sizes
  • Streamlined body font sizes
  • Improved rich text editor styling
  • Added new improved regular and mobile message layout
  • Fixed an incorrect background color in the jump menu
  • Switched from theme image sprites to pure CSS gradients
  • Added slight hue to all content background colors (grayscale to soft blue tint)
  • Improved appearance of node and discussion list titles
  • Improved contrast between regular text and link colors
  • Restyled attachment forms
  • Fixed appearance of table headers
  • Fixed incorrect text colors in the footer bar during regular and Boxed Footer modes
  • Added shadow to the footer legal area during Boxed Footer mode
  • Improved styling of sticky discussion rows
  • Improved tooltip styling and thread preview tooltips
  • Fixed a spacing issue around the user avatar in thread user info container
  • Improved styling of various bbcode containers
  • Slightly tweaked color of input borders
  • Fixed incorrect styling of select input elements
  • Improved border styling of date meta field on XenPorta 2 article listing
  • Improved contrast of primary and secondary color palette
  • Fixed incorrect divider border colors in several widgets
  • Matched styling of header social links and ticker container
  • Fixed mismatched styling of text fields on the login bar form
  • Improved styling of the floating notices
  • Improved boxed footer style appearance - aligned full width parallax row with bottom of links container, added shadows, background gradient
  • Restyled the slider bottom control buttons
  • Fixed breadcrumb item color on hover
  • Fixed a bug where the call to action button wouldn't have the same height as the breadcrumb

File Cleanup

Existing users may safely delete the following legacy files which have been deprecated:


A reminder on upgrading..

As always, you should install your theme in a parent-child configuration to safely receive upgrades. Never overwrite your only existing copy of your style, unless you absolutely know what you are doing!

In order to place your theme in a parent-child configuration, install the theme as normal, then deactivate it from user selection. Next, create a new child-style with your original theme as the parent. Then, make all customizations in your child-style, and set it to user selection. Only ever upgrade your hidden, parent style during upgrades.

Q: Is TacJet coming to Xenforo 2?
A: Yes!
June 15th, 2017 | Theme Version 1.0.3
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-6-3
    • Added FontAwesome icon support to public/private links in threads
    • Added optional styling (via Style Properties) to public/private links in threads
    • Added force override option for public/private links to inherit global button style
    • Improved Sticky Sidebar handling
    • Upgraded to support Xenforo 1.5.14
    • Fixed a bug which caused delayed color transitions when hovering over FontAwesome icons
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-6-2
    • Added Sticky Mod Bar feature
    • Added Sticky Navigation feature
    • Improved Sticky Sidebar handling
    • Fixed a bug where Sticky Sidebar would overlap Slider when slider was set to full width / above forum
    • Moved handling of Sticky features from CSS to javascript. Sticky Mod/Nav/Sidebar can each be enabled or disabled separately, and will work together depending on the configuration
    • Minified js/nulumia/ files
    • Improved responsive handling of Mod Bar (removed fixed height)
    • Sticky elements now position accordingly when Mod Bar is stretched larger with many items
    • Deprecated several outdated CSS entries / consolidated into Style Properties
    • Moved forum row / forum row:hover properties from Nulumia Styles to Node Listing group
    • Added new Style Properties for Discussion List Items with hover states (can now be styled separately than forum_list appearance)
    • Added mousever effects to both forum rows and discussion list items
    • Added new Style Properties for Sticky threads (can now be styled separately / highlighted than regular list items)
    • Changed all Social Icons to open in new tab
    • Added option to add rel="nofollow" or rel="me" tags to social links
    • Added open in new tab to sample external links in footer
    • Fixed incorrect Node icon colors
    • Improved titles of unread/red node icon Properties
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-6-1
    • Improved handling of Sticky Sidebar when Slider - Full Width Below Navigation mode is enabled
    • Fixed an issue where CSS would not fully render when using certain caching environments
    • Deprecated several CSS entries
    • Added Style Property customization to Browser Scrollbar colors
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-6-0
    • Added support for theme-styled browser scrollbars when using WebKit browsers (Chrome, Opera etc) (further browsers, and color customization via Style Properties coming soon)
    • Added framework for hiding slider on mobile devices (feature not yet active)
    • Added framework for home feature boxes (feature not yet active)
    • Added Style Properties for HTML <h> tags
    • Unhooked footer block <h3> tabs from taking column title styles (individual styling coming soon)
  • Improved appearance of overlay masks and member card
  • Improved handling of header and nav elements during fluid and responsive views
  • Reduced and deprecated outdated theme images and CSS properties
  • Improved handling of subnav links
  • Improved range of @primary and @secondary colors for better readability
  • Improved handling of theme sideblock styles for certain widgets
  • Compressed several theme images for faster loading
  • Upgraded NulumiaBase to v1-5-9
    • Fixed some issues with Sticky Sidebar support and XenPorta 2 plugin
    • Fixed some issues with extra spacing on mobile screens