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XF 1.4 outdated templates issues

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Ian S, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    ive just bought a new skin and ive added some of the previous templates by copy and pasting in google chrome

    i now have a problem as it tell me to do by hand is there a easy way to get round this, surely the code doesnt change in the template does it??? how does xf know wheres it come from?? surely i dont have to write the whole template out from scratch

    any help appreciated
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    When it comes to outdated templates, you can attempt to merge the newer changes into them.
  3. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    that doesnt work sir it comes up with another error telling me to do something by hand:cry::cry:
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's not really clear what it is you're doing but template merging is not designed to be used with importing an old style. It is designed to be used with upgrades.

    If you have installed a third party style, make a child version of it and make your customisations in that.
  5. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    It was a template we edited off our framework, but not really sure why it was showing as outdated out of no where. When I installed your style it was fine, one thing that may lead to this is editing the "Master Style" which you want to avoid doing.
  6. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    im putting the templates from xf 1.30 back on russ template to work the home page etc russ skin is fine except the old templates i need work but bring up the error, i cant thank russ enough for the service and expertise he offers at a very reasonable rate too, so i need to get these templates on, can i do a child of a child thx
  7. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    sorted this easy when i edited the template lol and reinstall skin:)

    dont worry im not touching original russ lol
  8. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    is there a guide i can use to manually update templates ive changed the version number in notepad++ but there still there ive updated to 1.5.1 now
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Copy your custom template contents to a text file.

    Revert the template.

    Add your customisations back to the template, referring to the text file.
  10. Ian S

    Ian S Active Member

    brilliant thats exactly what i needed to know thanx brogan(y)(y)

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