XF 1.0 Playing With Color

In a previous video, we looked at various style property options and also touched briefly on the XenForo color palette.

The color palette is an integral part of the style property system, and so it is open and extensible, allowing interaction and extension through the add-on system.

This video shows an add-on defining a new color and adding it to the global palette, and then shows a few of the tools XenForo provides for quickly and easily manipulating the palette, so that administrators can create the basis for new styles in seconds.

View the video at full-size by clicking the full-screen gadget in the bottom right of the control bar.


Well-known member
I have some idea.
We can add permission for groups. Example john is in registered groups. He can creating new style and he can use it. The other group members can't create new style style. And he can sent the new style to admin. Admin seeing and admin can aprove the style. After the other members can use this style.

I think it's not a good idea. If we need some personalization, we can create as admin 10/20 recolor of the basic skin, and offer the choice to the users.


Well-known member
I've seen this asked in this thread, but I don't think I saw the answer. Is there a way to offer only the color changer to the members? This would allow us to define a structure of the site and a default style, but then give the members the ability to completely customize the site to their liking.

This would create member loyalty I think, allowing them this ability.

Is it possible? Is there a down side to something like this?

Great work Kier!



I'm JUST discovering this feature! And I'm glad I did! My forum needed a more "custom" look! :D Love it! Could this software be any more awesome? :O

Guess we'll find out in 1.1 :)

Regina Ortega

Active member
Help i was playing with it, and i cannot back the original xenforo colors; i thought that using the button undo changes will put everything to the original colors :(


Well-known member
Top left corner of the colour palette under the first slider you have the invert button and Revert All box, tick that box and then click update style properties, this should revert all of the colours.


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Staff member
Unless the master style has been modified, which would only be possible if debug mode was enabled.