Nulumia Theme Framework 2.4.2 for Xenforo 2.2.3 Released

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  • Framework Changes
    • Updated to Xenforo 2.2.3 compatibility, merged all templates
    • Added minified theme-functions.js for smaller file size
  • Miscellaneous Improvements
    • Further optimization of templates
    • Improved styling of block filter bars on certain pages
    • Removed numerous custom CSS templates from loading in all instances, reducing page file size. Now custom CSS templates are called only in instances needed
    • Fixed a bug where the container element for articles or spaced-apart messages would have a drop shadow during the Floating Content layout
  • Header & Navigation
    • Fixed a bug in previous versions which would effect styling of the sub-navigation row under certain header configurations
    • Removed all hard-coded alignment of the sub-navigation, in order to use the new alignment setting in the [Nulumia] Header & Navigation property group
  • Carousels
    • Added further fixes into many themes which will prevent a bug where XFMG media sliders don't function
    • Deprecated now legacy Slick framework from all themes. If you have custom content on your site that uses the built-in Nulumia slick bundle, you should migrate your content to use Xenforo's built in Lightslider module
    • Added a new setting to control whether the featured and icon carousels are shown to admins at all times (previously default behavior)
  • Messages
    • Fixed a bug where the "Message spacing" value would affect message lists in unintended pages. This setting now correctly affects the Thread and Conversation View templates only
    • Fixed a bug where the online indicator would not display over post author avatars
    • Fixed a bug where the post author user fields container would still appear, even when there are no fields to display
  • Addon Changes

This release brings numerous bug fixes and improvements, along with update to Xenforo 2.2.3. Notably, an issue in some themes which could cause XFMG media widgets to not display has been fully ironed out. Improvements were made to message & conversation views, along with new style compatibility for third-party addons.


As previously indicated in theme roadmaps, Slick has now been fully removed from all Nulumia themes. While various theme features such as the featured and icon carousels have been moved to Xenforo's Lightslider some time ago, Slick has remained bundled in the meantime to allow time to migrate custom usage over to Lightslider.

This change should only affect a very small portion of users, notably if you've added custom carousels to your site using the Slick macro init templates. You should migrate any such content over to Xenforo's bundled Lightslider module.

If you think this change may affect you, it's recommended to import the latest 2.2.3.x theme updates as a separate, master style for testing purposes.

Update on one-click imports and theme feature changes

Theme versions 2.2.3.x will be the last versions not to offer one-click installs. All theme packages moving forward will be archives which can directly be uploaded via your Xenforo backend.

For now, you should continue to upload files and import your XMLs manually.

Also, many theme features are receiving support for Xenforo 2.2's asset system, which allows direct upload of images from within Style Properties. Features to receive this change include:
  • Custom backgrounds
  • Slideshow
  • Icon carousel
  • Footer content
Keep an eye on your notifications for when your theme is updated to the latest version.
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Additionally, this framework has received the following additional changes during pre-release:
  • Miscellaneous Improvements
    • Reworked the content drop shadow system. Previously, drop shadows for popup elements (menus, overlays, tooltips etc) shared either the same drop shadows as the Content Drop Shadows specified in the [Nulumia] UX Settings group, or were hard-coded via CSS. You will now find a new option to use custom drop shadows for all popup-based elements, allowing for different shadow styles than on-page content. This is helpful when preferring different colors or opacities for shadows between the two.
    • You can now enable or disable drop shadows for content elements, and popup elements separately. For example, this allows for disabling content element shadows, but retaining drop shadows for menus and other popup types.
    • Cleaned all hard-coded or style property based drop shadows from all elements, to utilize the new system
    • Added drop shadows to many elements from third-party addons
  • Carousels
    • Improved handling of padding in the featured and logo icon carousels. When using the "floating" layout vs "block", carousels will no longer be inset from the page width.
  • Messages
    • Added matching styling for the post author online indicator in many themes
    • Style properties for the message container and mod-selected messages are no longer limited to the Thread View template, but affect all messages elements (including conversations and profile comment elements) throughout Xenforo as should have been the case
    • Added improved styling for mod-selected messages in all themes
  • Addon Changes
    • Removed or reverted many unnecessary customized templates or style properties, for DragonByte Tech eCommerce, which are no longer needed in favor of the Responsive Product Grids for DragonByte eCommerce addon. This addon is now recommended for all Nulumia themes.
    • Improved style compatibility with 8WayRun XenMedio
Additionally, this framework has received the following additional changes during pre-release:
  • Framework
    • Added a new universal carousel init JS file, which can be called to convert any element of content into a Lightslider carousel. This method will replace the legacy 'nl_slick_init_macros' method. Stay tuned for further tutorials on using this method
    • Various page loading optimizations
  • Header & Navigation
    • Improved slide-out menu icon styling in some themes
  • Carousels
    • Improved handling of padding in the featured and logo icon carousels. When using the "floating" layout vs "block", carousels will no longer be inset from the page width.
  • Footer
    • Fixed a bug where widgets within the footer would have drop shadows
  • Addon Changes
    • Updated customized templates for DragonByte Tech eCommerce to the latest versions
    • Converted the product image & thumbnail slider on product pages from Slick framework to Xenforo's Lightslider
    • Moved all DragonByte Tech related style properties and settings from the [Nulumia] Addon Compatibility group to the DragonByte Tech eCommerce group
    • Added numerous new style properties & settings for product pages, such as controlling layout of the product images slider
    • Updated customized templates for XFMG and XFRM to latest versions
Additionally, this framework has received the following additional changes during pre-release:
  • Header & Navigation
    • Fixed a bug due to earlier versions which would cause the responsive/collapsed nav from inheriting its styling
    • Made the alignment of the sub-navigation when using the Compact Header default to right aligned, changed property label to reflect this change
  • Node List
    • Fixed a bug in free themes where node icons would have an incorrect width
  • Discussion Grid
    • Fixed a bug where the Discussion grid trigger wouldn't be hidden on mobile / under the minimum allowed width
  • Footer
    • Changed the icon slider which can appear in the footer top rows to use the new Lightslider method
  • Addon Related
    • Added style compatibility with the [Nulumia] Advanced Sticky Threads Separator addon, added matching styling in most themes (more will be adjusted in future updates)
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