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Theme Styles

Styles are sub-components of wpForo themes. For example, in Classic theme directory (wpforo/wpf-themes/classic/) you can find /styles/ folder. This folder contains PHP file with color variables which generates colors.css dynamic file on root directory of the Classic theme. The dynamic wpforo/wpf-themes/classic/colors.css file is being generated by wpForo on first page reload. All files in /styles/ folder are only for theme developers, you should not edit them. If you want to change forum Style or individual colors you should use Style Settings located in Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Styles admin page.

Style Colors

  • Color #1
    • Wherever you see white background and white font color
  • Color #2
    • Main font color
      • #wpforo-wrap {color:$2;}
    • Current forum page title color (forum, topic, member page title) located below breadcrumb.
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-title{color:$2;}
  • Color #3
    • Post content font color
    • Top Menu bar background color
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu { background-color:$3; }
    • Footer top bar background color
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-stat-header {background-color:$3;}
    • Footer bottom “forum powered by info” bar background color
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-poweredby {background-color:$3;}
  • Color #4
    • Forum Breadcrumb passive link color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-breadcrumb a {color:$4;}
    • My Profile > Profile page text color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-profile-section{color:$4;}
  • Color #5
    • Topics grey icon colors
    • Forum description color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpfl-1 .wpforo-forum-description{color:$5;}
    • Profile menu bar background color
      • #wpforo-wrap, .h-footer.wpfbg-2 {background:$5!important;}
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-profile-menu {background:$5!important;}
    • Footer statistic text color
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-stat-body .wpf-stat-item i{color:$5;}
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-stat-body .wpf-stat-item .wpf-stat-value{color:$5;}
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-stat-body .wpf-stat-item .wpf-stat-label{color:$5;}
  • Color #6
    • subForum icon color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-subforum i{ color:$6; }
  • Color #7
    • Borders color of almost all grey boxes, panels and sections on forum, topic and post pages.
  • Color #8
    • Cost content “Quote” and “Code” box background
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-post .wpf-right .wpforo-post-code{background:$8;}
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-post .wpf-right blockquote{background:$8;}
    • Border color of almost all light grey boxes and panels
  • Color #9
    • Background color of almost all light grey boxes, panels and sections on forum, topic and post pages.
  • Color #10
    • SubForum borders color
    • Topic/post editor wrapper borders color
  • Color #11
    • Links’ hover/active font color
      • #wpforo-wrap a:hover{color:$11;}
      • #wpforo-wrap a:active {color:$11;}
      • .wpfcl-a{color:$11;}
    • Topic/post action link hover color (reply, quote, like, sticky, closed, move, delete)
  • Color #12
    • Forum PRIMARY color
    • Buttons background color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-button{background-color:$12;}
    • Active Menu background color
      • #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu .current_page_item {background-color:$12!important;}
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-active, #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu li:hover, #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu .current-menu-item, #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu .current-menu-ancestor, #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu .current-menu-parent, #wpforo-wrap #wpforo-menu .current_page_item {background-color:$12!important;}
    • Category Panel background color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-category{background-color:$12!important;}
    • Topic List head panel background color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-topic-head{background-color:$12!important;}
    • Post List head panel background color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-post-head{background-color:$12!important;}
    • Top Right pop-up message background color
  • Color #13
    • Q&A layout Topic Votes box background color (on forum and topic list)
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpforo-last-topic .votes .count.wpfbg-4 {background-color: $13!important;}
  • Color #14
    • Button border color and Button hover background color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-button{ border: 1px solid $14; }
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-button:hover{ background:$14; }
  • Color #15
    • Link color
      • #wpforo-wrap a { color:$15; }
      • #wpforo-wrap a:visited { color:$15; }
    • Topic/post action link color (reply, quote, like, sticky, closed, move, delete)
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-action{color:$5; }
  • Color #16
    • Forum Breadcrumb active font color
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpf-breadcrumb a.active{color:$16; }
  • Color #17
    • Author box in Q&A layout post content and Pre (code) content box background colors
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpfl-3 .wpforo-post .wpforo-post-author-data-content{background:$17;}
      • #wpforo-wrap pre {background:$17;}
  • Color #20
    • All orange backgrounds and colors
      • .wpfcl-5{ color:$20!important; }
      • .wpfbg-5{ background-color:$20!important; }
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpfl-1 .wpforo-post .bottom .bleft a{color:$20;}
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpfl-2 .wpforo-forum-stat{color:$20;}
      • #wpforo-wrap .wpfl-2 .wpforo-post .wpf-right .wpforo-post-content-bottom .cbleft a{color:$20;}
  • Color #30
  • Color #31
  • Color #32
  • Color #33
    • All green backgrounds and colors (also used in success messages, and in addons)
      • .wpfcl-8{ color:$30!important; }
      • .wpfbg-8{ background-color:$30!important; }
  • Color #40
  • Color #41
  • Color #42
    • All pink backgrounds and colors (used in addons)

wpForo default Classic theme comes with six set of color styles:

  • default (blue)
  • red
  • green
  • orange
  • grey
  • dark


Info: After wpForo update colors.css file will be removed, but all color settings will still be saved in database. You  just need to refresh the forum front-end twice and the colors.css will be automatically created with all old settings and colors. Thus your color customization will not be lost.

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