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E-mail customisation

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Crazyfruitbat, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Crazyfruitbat

    Crazyfruitbat Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, is there any way to customise the style of the email that goes out for the board?
    At the moment all the emails going out from the website look like the xenforo style - can they be customised?

  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Crazyfruitbat

    Crazyfruitbat Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jake!
  4. HenrikHansen

    HenrikHansen Well-Known Member

    Has any good resoureces been added about "board-emails", not only about styling but also adding extra info? I cannot find much, a bit weird to me, extra info in mails sent out is very good option for advertising and getting visitors back to the site.
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  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    With regards to styling the e-mails I haven't noticed anything posted but I'll add this to my todo list and tinker around and post (hopefully) some base guides and styling templates for people to work from. It's something I've been meaning to look at for a while now.
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  6. MOZ

    MOZ Well-Known Member

    What we have done is using our websites default color style, replaced the inline colors in the email templates to match ours. This small tweak does give the emails a very custom look, we didn't use images for backgrounds and bars because many email clients do not support images right off the bat and users have to turn them on.
  7. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

    Where exactly can I do this? I want to have the same background color in the emails as in the forum.
  8. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

    I found here the guide how to setup debug modus:


    But there seem to be parts in the email, I can not change with colour code. The thread title for example stays always in blue.

    Also the line above the thread title i.e.: "
    snoopy5, Brogan replied to a thread you are watching at XenForo Community.

    " the links in it stay in blue.

    Quotes neither seem to get changed in colours.

    Where do I change all these?
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  9. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

    Any hints?
  10. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

    Hey folks,

    there are parts in the emails, which are colored and there must be somewhere the code for it!

    I can not believe that nobody can tell me either where this code is to change it without destroying colours on other places or what to put i.e. in extra.css to overwrite this just for the email content????
  11. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Try using the Email Template Mods system to style the templates.

    Either that or as mentioned in post #2, manually edit them.
  13. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

    Where do I find this in ACP?

    I tried that and it works. But not everything what is visible in the emails, is listed there. So I could not replace the colour code for areas, which are not listed there at all...

    Like quotes within an email (colour of quoted text and of background within the quote), colour of the thread title within the email, background colour of "view ths thread".
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Debug mode must be enabled to access the email templates/mods.
  15. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    Is there a plan to add at least some basic level customizing ability for email templates that doesn't get overwritten with upgrades? I think it's really important to have some consistency between the colors of the site and the emails that are sent out from the site. It creates a big disconnect seeing stock XF colors when the colors of our site are completely different.
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