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Need to style one group

Mrs.T

Active member
#1
I have been looking all over here and in the Xenforo manual and can't seem to find what I need.
I would like to give a certain user group recognition in the form of a special user title (VIP) that is a different color from everyone else while allowing them to keep their regular user titles that they put in themselves and a different colored back ground around there entire avatar so that they will stand out from other users.
I have tried following the instructions in the manual but because it is not a staff group it does not seem to work and all I was able to do is change the color of that user groups name.
I am really struggling with this and any help would be greatly appreciated.
and yes my site is licensed.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
For the title you can use HTML code when editing the User Title Override for the group (to set colors):

Admin CP -> Users -> List User Groups -> [click a group] -> User Title Override

But custom user titles will override the group titles. You might consider creating a custom user field to act as the second title:

Admin CP -> Users -> Custom User Fields

You can edit this template directly:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> message_user_info

And use this variable to output a specific field anywhere you want (you must enter the field_id of your custom field):

Code:
{$user.customFields.field_id}
And for colored user blocks:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/various-postbit-colors-by-usergroups.22193/#post-278785
 

Mrs.T

Active member
#3
Thanks Jake. I was able to do most of this by adding a custom user field for the secondary user title. My only problem is that it is displaying on the bottom of the user info box where people post. I wanted it to be under the colored box right under the avatar. any suggestions.
And I will try the suggestion for the colors because what I did looks very generic.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Thanks Jake. I was able to do most of this by adding a custom user field for the secondary user title. My only problem is that it is displaying on the bottom of the user info box where people post. I wanted it to be under the colored box right under the avatar. any suggestions.
You can edit this template directly:

Admin CP -> Appearance -> Templates -> message_user_info

And use this variable to output a specific field anywhere you want (you must enter the field_id of your custom field):

Code:
{$user.customFields.field_id}
 

Mrs.T

Active member
#5
Thanks unfortunatley that is a little more than I am comfortable with right now. My users will have to deal with it like it is until I am a little better at this. Thanks for your help with this.