XF 1.2 Updating a Modified XenForo theme to the newest version?

Clovis

Member
I recently updated my Xenforo board successfully to 1.2 but this broke some elements of my theme. The theme has also been updated, I have done some extensive editing of the theme, modifying colors, texts and settings from the ACP. How can I take my current theme and merge over the possible changes to the new version? If possible.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
I'm not familiar with frameworks but I suspect yes if it acts like a parent style.
 

Clovis

Member
I just named it like that, I find it easier to explain to other web admins and to understand what it does. Okay, Thanks for the quick answer. :D
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
To clarify, you will still need to deal with the child style, customisations and outdated templates.
 

Russ

Well-known member
Thats the part that confuses me, not really sure how to proceedead.
Typically you'll upgrade the Parent style first, in your case your "framework".

Next... depending on what you've done to your child style templates, they may show up as "outdated", which you can use the new merge feature to combine your edits, and the updated templates from the parent.

Of course before anything... I'd make a backup.
 

Clovis

Member
Typically you'll upgrade the Parent style first, in your case your "framework".

Next... depending on what you've done to your child style templates, they may show up as "outdated", which you can use the new merge feature to combine your edits, and the updated templates from the parent.

Of course before anything... I'd make a backup.
And again, how do you merge them? Do you do it from the ACP or take the two XML files and merge them with notepad++ or something like that?
 

Russ

Well-known member
So I upload the new.xml file and remove (?) the old framework, or keep it?
Typically :

Backup XML's first
Import NEW updated XML and overwrite PARENT

Then use the MERGE feature to do the outdated templates.
 
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