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Working with styles

Neil E.

Active member
#1
1) I'm new to all this, but have successfully modified many style properties
2) I've also modified some templates
3) All work has been done on the "default" style
4) I think I should be keeping an unmolested "default" style and making up my own new style to contain all the changes.

I have found a few things that don't work right, probably as a result of my changes. When I've "reverted" some style change properties, they don't seem to revert correctly. This refers to some font or image properties that don't come back.

I want to re-install the original default style to make sure I'm back at a fresh starting point. How do I do this?
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
When you create a new style and select "No Parent" it will generate a new style from the "Master Style" (which you can't see).
 

Neil E.

Active member
#3
As an experiment I created a new style (called Modified) based on the default style. Now there is a choice on the forum where users can change between styles (I don't want them to have a choice). It looks like I must have only the default style present (unless there is a permission that would prevent switching styles). How do I know what was in the default style properties prior to making changes?
 

Neil E.

Active member
#5
OK, so a new style (with no parent) will always be a copy of the "Master Style"? This is fine as it could then be my reference for comparing "Master" to my "altered Default".