This one is odd one.... I have created a new child style of a heavily customised style. The result is very strange... All of the templates are correct and identical to the parent style The style properties are from a different style that I used to have installed! That's right the style properties are from a style that was uninstalled several days ago Even the @imagePath is not from the parent style and definitely from the removed style... The Master style is 100% untouched. I'm very confused about all of this as it never happen before, hope Mike or Kier have an idea of what it could be causing it. Thank you. Edit: I have tested it on three installation of XF and it's only happening on my localhost, MAMP Pro on OS X 10.6.6 still very confused Edit 2: I have now created 3 child styles and finally I have a the correct one... believe it or not one of the mixed styles is quite nice! Edit 3: I have deleted all child styles and created a few new one to test and it's now working as designed.