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Creating new themes resources?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Donnie La Curan, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Donnie La Curan

    Donnie La Curan Active Member

    Are there any good resources for creating new themes. For instance, at it's very basic which templates are required? I'm looking for more than just styling ... basically creating from scratch.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For creating a color scheme you should start with the palette:

    Admin CP -> Appearance -> Color Palette

    Also see this thread:


    Then you can use the style properties to change specific colors:

    Admin CP -> Appearance -> Style Properties

    If you need to edit CSS that isn't in the properties then you can add your CSS to this template:

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

    The PAGE_CONTAINER contains the HTML skeleton for all pages:

    Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> PAGE_CONTAINER

    Each page also has a root template for the content of the page. See this thread:


    Those are the basics.
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  3. Donnie La Curan

    Donnie La Curan Active Member

    Cool, thanks for that. I'm curious about how to make a new theme that isn't listed under the master? Is that possible? Right now I created a new style and it has every single template in it already because it's under the master. Is that just how it works, all themes go under the master?
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. That's how it works. The default templates and style properties are inherited from the master.
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