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Help with our design. Some problem areas (screenshots).


Active member
Hi there. We're very new to XenForo designing, and we're trying to learn it. We bought a license today and so far are very pleased within our tests. We just need to find a host for our forum and finish our design basically. So far I have figured out most of the things, but, I'm having trouble with some areas. I'm wondering if you guys could help me with these?

1: The tab, how can we make the text stand out more? We like the color.​
2. How can we darken those links? ​
3. How do we darken these links?​
4. How do we darken the date and username? ​
5. How do we darken the number?​
6. How do we darken the numbers? ​
7. How do we darken that text in that button?​
8. Can we make more contrast for this? How do we change this link/text color?​
9. We're very happy with this color, but, the text, where do we find the edit for that word New? We want it darker.​
10. How can we change this text area color? And can we change the border?​
11. How do we change this button background?​
How do we darken the text here? And the number? ​
And finally...​
How do we get rid of this gradient? We'd like it look a lot more like how the background of #1 above did.​


Active member
Thank you. As it is 2 am I'm heading to bed. We have less than a day to find a new host and finish this now. Woot! Wish us luck!

Edit: Also so I don't forget... How to make post coloring stand out more.


Active member
Okay, that was interesting. And somewhat helpful. :D I like it! Fixed some of them. But, I'm having issues with #2/#3 I have no idea what the CSS code would be to darken those link colors for only that :/

Edit: Nevermind. Because of the CSS I was able to find the right part. :D I just changed the color by clicking it

Edit again: I'm stumped on #4 and #13. Can't figure #4 out. And #13, kept trying. For some reason it retains the same look. We'd like that whole category title block be a solid color.

Edit again: Also stumped on #12. How do we chagne the followers box color title?

Also, if we export the theme, will it remember template changes we made?

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
4) Edit this template:

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

Add this code:

.posterDate.muted a
	color: red;
12) Also in EXTRA.css:

.followBlocks .subHeading .text,
.followBlocks .subHeading a
	color: red !important;
13) Also in EXTRA.css:

	background-image: none !important;