Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
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Hello everyone, we're pushing our 1.5.9 updates out today. Once you receive the email you'll be able to download it immediately with an active license via your licenses area.

YOU MUST BE ON XENFORO 1.5.9 PRIOR TO UPGRADING/INSTALLING THIS


This is considered a rather large update, I would personally recommend installing it as a brand new style. This is just to make sure you're up and running correctly prior to going live. To do so simply export your current child style of your purchased style. Next import the brand new XenBase (1.5.9) as a new style without overwriting anything along with the new purchased style. Finally import your recently exported child style under the new versions.

To see details on general upgrading:
https://pixelexit.com/resources/general-style-upgrading.15/

You will need to upload the new /xenbase/ folder to take advantage of the latest Font Awesome 4.6.3 if you use the local Font Awesome version

Here's a list of the current changes in 1.5.9, there's a lot of improvements in this release so we hope you enjoy!
  • ADDED: New "Mobile Bar", an easy to use bar that will stick to the bottom of the page in responsive views
  • ADDED: Off-Canvas Font Awesome Icon option (Style Properties: └ ─ Mobile Enhancements)
  • ADDED: Quick Search option to switch to icon when nav floats (works with location 2)
  • ADDED: Quick Search Icon ( Style Properties -> Quick Search Helper -> just remove the <!-- and --> around the search icon code
  • ADDED: Message classes to the main message container depending on your layout:
    xbMessageDefault xbMessageAlternate xbMessageHorizontal xbMessageModern
  • ADDED: Match Footer Legal with regular XF Footer, this will inherit the background color and font colors from the footer down to the legal footer area
  • ADDED: Extra div in the navigation template navTabsInner for extra styling
  • ADDED: ad_header_after (by default ad_header template loads before the logo, we've changed this to load after the logo and added an additional template if you want to show something before the logo especially in mobile)
  • ADDED: ad_message_after this will allow you to put ads or other content AFTER the message box, the default ad_message_below would still show inside if you had a border/background color on the message container
  • ADDED: Footer Legal CSS (Style Properties -> Footer)
  • ADDED: New Social icons -> Style Properties -> Social Icons
    • App Store (Apple)
    • Google Play
    • GitHub
  • FIXED: User Panel Hide Text Option will now only work if [XB] Font Awesome -> Enable Font Awesome in Visitor Tabs is checked
  • FIXED: Issue with messageUserInfo avatar's css applying to other images in the same area
  • FIXED: Issue where the social logins would not show up with the sidebar login form enabled
  • FIXED: Sub-nav spacing when disabled in responsive mode
  • FIXED: Issue with sticky sidebar and responsive sidebar
  • FIXED: Slide Right option for the Off-Canvas menu not working when unchecked
  • FIXED: Collapsible sidebar cookie expiration bug
  • FIXED: Quick Search responsive setting in XB Top Bar
  • FIXED: Missing arrows on the middle extra tabs
  • FIXED: Disable Breadcrumb when it's shifted out of position
  • FIXED: Animated online tooltip position
  • UPDATED: Phrasing on "Account Text" option
  • UPDATED: Menu text on Off-Canvas now hides at Narrow width
  • UPDATED: xb_js_head to remove unused JS
  • UPDATED: QuickSearch Responsive Icon to automatically adapt to the sub-navigation height
  • UPDATED: Huge revamp on the Quick Search CSS overall, we've tried our best to make sure every location adapts to your custom adjustments, such as sub-navigation/navigation height changes
  • UPDATED: "Remove HeaderProxy" is enabled now
  • UPDATED: Template: xb_socialLogins -> xb_social_logins
  • UPDATED: Font Awesome to 4.6.3
  • UPDATED: Social Links FA Icons being used (changed squared versions to other variations)
  • UPDATED: Enable FA icons in message user info now will load default FA icons for any custom user fields rather than using text. To use a custom icon you can add your own CSS:
    Code:
    .userField_mycolor .fa:before { content: "\f039";}
    of course you'll need inspect the area to find the class name
  • UPDATED: Message User Text, previously we were aligning both the username and the title in each of their properties, now you can align left/center/right via Style Properties -> Message Layout -> User Text Block
  • UPDATED: Footer Legal CSS
  • UPDATED: Floating Nav Helper JS improvements
  • UPDATED: New Message Indicator CSS changed to fit all scenarios
  • UPDATED: Admin Message Indicator CSS inherits the default "NEW" CSS, you can make additional changes in the existing property
  • REMOVED: xb_horizontal_avatar_size property (now you just set the size via the Avatar container in the Horizontal Properties
  • REMOVED: xb_alt_message_content property
  • REMOVED:xb_admin_message_css (was never used)
  • REMOVED: xb_anchorlink_Nav, the new floating navigation now automatically calculates the distance required to adjust when going to posts
  • REMOVED:
    • xb_message_user_info_dd
    • xb_extra_user_info_dt
    • xb_extra_user_info_dl

Templates updated:
  • footer.css
  • navigation
  • navigation.css
  • public.css
  • search_bar
  • search_bar.css
  • thread_view
  • xb.css
  • xb_user_panel.css
  • xb_js_head
  • xb_js_body
  • xb_messages.css
  • xb_mobile_enhancements.css
  • xb_social_links
  • xb_social_links.css
  • xb_sidebar_login.css
  • xb_sidebar_login
  • xb_social_logins
  • sidebar_visitor_panel
  • xb_offcanvas_menu.css

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.
 
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I have yet to update my custom style since installing... always bad juju for me and I am just not that good at it. Question is will the Xenforo 1.5.9 require any edits or are we good to go as is ?
 

Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
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I have yet to update my custom style since installing... always bad juju for me and I am just not that good at it. Question is will the Xenforo 1.5.9 require any edits or are we good to go as is ?
First and foremost always export your style to keep a backup.

Make sure you're upgraded to XenForo 1.5.9 first!
Next download the new package (when it goes out) and import it as a brand new style. Export your existing style and import it under the new XenBase install. This way you can test things out to make sure it looks good.

If you ever get stuck we're here to help.
 
#4
hey @Russ for Flat Awesome + i only see 1.5.7 download ? coming soon ? Purchased the style ages ago last year never had time to set it up until now LOL.
 

Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
#5
hey @Russ for Flat Awesome + i only see 1.5.7 download ? coming soon ? Purchased the style ages ago last year never had time to set it up until now LOL.
Updates just went out :), you should be able to download them now. This is a rather HUGE update so I strongly suggest to install it as a new style just as a precaution to test it out.
 
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Cheers Russ, i actually never got around to installing FA+ so this will be the 1st install for my forums - just as well it will be a fresh install of the style :D
 

Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
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It seems to be that there is no issue after the upgrade :cool:
Fine that i´ve changed from UI.X :ROFLMAO:
Thanks guys, :) both Blackend Pro and Detour updated without issues. (y)(y)(y)(y)
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will try and upgrade tomorrow hopefully nothing breaks.
Just follow my advice, export your current style, install this 1.5.9 as a brand new style and import your style under the new one to install and test

This update focused on a lot of small improvements which will help just customize things easier in the end. Little things... previously to left/center align the username + title you had to visit 2 areas. The quick search icon in mobile was hard coded with the value we set, I added some calculations to adjust automatically to the sub-navigation height. The "NEW" post indicator bugged me previously because if you made an adjustment to the layout it could show as out of place, I've adjusted it now so it's in the same position on every layout no matter how you change it really.

A ton of other cleanup :)
 
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Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
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For this 1.5.9 Style you need to be on XF 1.5.9. I personally have never had a reason NOT to upgrade XenForo, it always brings bug fixes and improvements. Upgrading XF is easy so I look forward to it :D
 
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First and foremost always export your style to keep a backup.

Make sure you're upgraded to XenForo 1.5.9 first!
Next download the new package (when it goes out) and import it as a brand new style. Export your existing style and import it under the new XenBase install. This way you can test things out to make sure it looks good.

If you ever get stuck we're here to help.
Complete Greek to me Russ... which is why I never upgrade. I am more likely to screw it up. Thanks for all the hard work though.
 
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Okay... Quick question - probably a stupid one - but whatever... As for upgrading - Please correct me if the steps below are incorrect:
  1. Install Xenbase 1.5.9 as a new theme
  2. Import Adara as child theme
  3. Import the customized/exported theme as child of Adara
I just want to make sure the steps are correct.
Thanks! Great update by the way. Much appreciation.

J.
 

Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
#16
Yes, this is just an added step to make sure the upgrade works fine on your style prior to going live. Once you've tested it you can either:

  • Import and overwrite your old XenBase + Adara
  • Or just remove the old installs leaving just the new

I normally don't suggest to do it like this but the change-log on this update was pretty darn huge with some fundamental changes in places that could of caused some issues.
 
#17
I haven't done this update yet. My sites are all on Xenforo 1.5.9, but even without doing this style update, everything seems to be working well. None of the bug fixes mentioned in the changelog above seem to apply to me. Is it okay to hold off on doing this update?
 

Russ

Pixel Exit Staff
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I haven't done this update yet. My sites are all on Xenforo 1.5.9, but even without doing this style update, everything seems to be working well. None of the bug fixes mentioned in the changelog above seem to apply to me. Is it okay to hold off on doing this update?
Ya you don't have to update to this one, a lot of what was changed was regarding very specific features in XenBase that needed a proper re-visit :).
 

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