You'll get email notifications of style updates when they're ready. We typically upgrade along with XenForo so if they release 2.0.10, if necessary we'll push out our 2.0.10 version of the style. Sometimes style updates are not required when XenForo pushes out a new version.

1.) Backup your style first

Backing up your style prior to upgrading is always a good practice. In case something does go wrong you can simply re-import your backed up style going back to how it was before the upgrade.

Go to your XenForo Admin control panel, expand the Appearance menu on the left side then click Styles.

On the right side of each style, you'll see some dots, this is the menu that has the export feature.


Click the Export link to bring up the export overlay

Do not check the "Export as independent style" box that appears in the overlay.

Clicking export on the overlay will download your style to your computer

You'll want to repeat this process for your child style as well.

2.) Update your XenForo

To make sure your templates are updated properly you need to update your XenForo to the latest version before updating the style. Upgrading the style before upgrading XenForo will cause issues with outdated templates usually.

3.) Import and overwrite your parent style

In the below example we'll use our Core style as the reference.

  1. Go to your Styles screen in the XenForo Admin control panel
  2. Click the Import button
  3. Click Choose file and browse to your folder you extracted in step one. Select the style XML in the /xml/ folder. This example it's called style-Core-(Parent-DO-NOT-EDIT).xml
  4. Import as: choose Overwrite style and select your parent style, in this example: Core (Parent DO NOT EDIT)
  5. Click the Import button and you should be done! All updates we push out trickle down to your child style automatically

If you run into any outdated templates we have an entire section dedicated to that.