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XF 1.3 Export Styles

MQK8

Active member
#1
Hi

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?

Thanks
 

MQK8

Active member
#2
Hi

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?

Thanks
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.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
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.
 

MQK8

Active member
#4
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.
 

MQK8

Active member
#5
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.
So I assume he was just meaning to export them to have an xml file on hand?
 

MQK8

Active member
#6
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,
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
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.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#9
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).