1.5.11 Style Updates

Hello everyone, we're pushing our 1.5.11 updates out today. Once you receive the email you'll be able to download it immediately with an active license via your licenses area.

See this post for potentially common problems after upgrading


As always please backup your styles first by exporting them prior to importing and overwriting.

To see details on general upgrading:

You will need to upload the new /xenbase/ folder to take advantage of the latest Font Awesome 4.7.0 if you use the local Font Awesome version

Here's a list of the current changes in 1.5.11, there's a lot of improvements in this release so we hope you enjoy!
  • ADDED Off-Canvas Sidebar ability (activates by default on the Wide Width Setting)
  • ADDED Option to reduce navigation size while floating
  • ADDED By default all rating stars are powered by Font Awesome ( Style Properties -> [XB] Font Awesome
  • ADDED New design to the social logins, far easier to customize now as well
  • ADDED Option to hide visitor text and just use FA icons (requires the FA icons to be enabled) Style Properties -> [XB] Font Awesome
  • ADDED Font Awesome 4.7.0 which comes with 41 new icons some of which are really nice!
  • ADDED Option to activate the responsive message controls at your desired width (default ResponsiveWide Setting)
  • ADDED Option for tags to easily style them. You can set your own height: Style Properties -> [XB] General Setup
  • ADDED Option to style the polls in the style properties -> [XB] Misc Pages
  • ADDED Option to split the default XF login / sign up link into 2 separate links. Enabled by default but can be turned back to the old method by going to Style Properties -> Login Bar.
  • FIXED Floating navigation landing on random spots after page load
  • FIXED user tabs in the moderator bar where the username alert bubble was flickering when hovering menus
  • FIXED Button in quicksearch being out of alignment in mobile
  • FIXED Left some old html inside the quick search nav dropdown
  • FIXED Missing upload button on FireFox, quick CSS fix provided here
  • FIXED a problem where the sub-nav had a margin-right to compensate for the quick search even if it wasn't in the default location
  • FIXED Message control overlay not closing after unchecking box
  • FIXED Message control icons being out of alignment
  • ADJUSTED Social links, you may need to revert your property: Style Properties: ├ ─ Social Links -> Social Icon CSS for the changes to take place. Essentially made them easier to style.
  • ADJUSTED Conversation headers to remove the avatar spacing to allow more room
  • ADJUSTED The sidebar visitor panel was hiding if the user panel was enabled
  • ADJUSTED Layouts now hide the Date + Post # in the message footer if the header bar is enabled
  • ADJUSTED Navigation popups no longer inherit the popup styling from the default popups (this xf design choice would sometimes add unwanted effects to the navigation popups)
  • ADJUSTED The way XF calculates the main navigation and sub nav to allow for further customization without the extra hassle
  • REMOVED: "Enable New Posts Link", this was an option with the old setup of the user panel but going forward you can use the template: navigation_visitor_tab_after which will work better as it loads in the user panel and in responsive
  • REMOVED: "Enable User Avatar" in the User Panel options, it is now controlled via the normal option in [XB] Header And Navigation
  • REMOVED: "Hide Text in User Panel" This is now covered by a property via: Style Properties -> [XB] Font Awesome, essentially you need the font awesome icons in the user navigation enabled anyways to hide the text

If you have ANY questions do not hesitate to ask. I'll be around monitoring the forums the best I can to help as fast as I can. As always... we truly appreciate your business, thank you.

Thank you, for any bugs please report them in the Bug Reports area.
Common 1.5.11 Upgrade Problems:

I can't see my sub-navigation?
We added a new setup to calculate the way XF determines the height of the navigation and sub-nav... you may have an outdated navigation template if you're not seeing your sub-nav. Double check that the template is not out of date. Additionally make sure you don't have the "Disable Sub-Navigation" option checked in Style Properties -> [XB] Header and Navigation

My tags look messed up?
You may need to revert: Style Properties -> [XB] General Setup -> Tags CSS, then re-style with the color customization you previously made.

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