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XF 1.3 Export Styles

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by MQK8, May 26, 2014.

  1. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member


    I was recently told I need to export all my styles to risk not losing all the work I've done on them. I have a third party style. Being new to Xenforo, can someone tell me how I go about doing this?

  2. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    I would like to add I went to the styles area and saw the "export style" but afraid to touch or do anything in fear of of making a mistake. So any advice is kindly appreciated.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why do you need to export your style?

    All exporting does is create an .xml file.
    You can't cause any problems to your site by doing so.
  4. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Hi Brogan:

    Thanks for responding. I was just told by my third party style owner that I needed to export all my styles so I won't lose all the customizations I've made. I have no idea what he's talking about so thought I would ask.
  5. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    So I assume he was just meaning to export them to have an xml file on hand?
  6. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Brogan, do you advise exporting a style or styles? You say it won't hurt anything. So do I simply check the export box, if so what do I choose from in the drop down box, ie, all, my style, etc?

    Thanks as always,
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know your circumstance so you may be better off asking the style designer for specific support.

    Having a backup of the style won't hurt but unless you somehow manage to delete it and don't have a recent backup, it's unlikely to be required.

    Select (All) when exporting.
  8. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Thanks Brogran for the great support as usual. :)
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Unless you end up doing what I did when engaged in a phone conversation and updating styles. Inadvertently imported the purchased style over the child style of it that I had done. Sure did wish I had an exported version of it then. :LOL:
    I've gotten (now) in the habit of exporting my custom changes before I make any upgrade to the core parent styles (in case I do a boo-boo like that again).
  10. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Hi Tracy
    Yeah hope I don't do that as well, all that hard work is gone like "poof"

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