Change color and font style of sub forum node titles


Active member
In another forum software program you could include some html bbcode into the title to change color for an individual title.

How do you do it in XF?

When I imported from vb this is what one of the titles looked like:

<strong><b><font color="Black">Want Your Group to

It was truncated because I think the length of the title is too long. Is the char length being extended?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
HTML in forum titles doesn't work. And the title length is limited to 50 characters.

I came up with some small template changes to do what you want:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> node_list.css

Add this code to the template. Change the number 2 to match the node_id of the forum whose title you want to style:

.nodeTitle2 a,
.nodeTitle2 a:visited
	color: #000000;
	font-weight: bold;
Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> node_forum_level_2

Replace this:

<h3 class="nodeTitle"><a href="{xen:link forums, $forum}" data-description="{xen:if @nodeListDescriptionTooltips, '#nodeDescription-{$forum.node_id}'}">{$forum.title}</a></h3>
...with this:

<h3 class="nodeTitle nodeTitle{$forum.node_id}"><a href="{xen:link forums, $forum}" data-description="{xen:if @nodeListDescriptionTooltips, '#nodeDescription-{$forum.node_id}'}">{$forum.title}</a></h3>
By adding this class reference that uses the node_id you can apply custom styling to any specific forum title by adding another CSS class.

Here the black bold forum title that results:

Screen shot 2010-11-06 at 1.33.01 AM.png


Active member
Thanks for the tip.

Is there a plan to add this functionality to the node tree portion of the admin section?