How to make search results stand out in Xenforo

Hello everyone!

Today we are going to discuss how to make search results stand out better. So before we do this it would look like this:


They are highlighted black and of course this can make things a big pain in the butt! So let’s change these things. So let’s get logged into your Admin panel. After you do this your going to go to Appearances at the top of the page.  After you do that you are going to look on the left hand side of the page and you are going to see Templates. Like the image below:


So go ahead and click that and you will see this page:



Don’t be afraid of this page. It just lists the files of Templates. So what we are looking for is the template called EXTRA.CSS it’s a easy find because, all you have to do is scroll it’s all in alphabetic order. So look for it and you will find it like so:


Click on it and you will see this page:


So adding the information you need to a .css file is really easy here. The code you are going to add here is this:

  • .highlight { color: red; }You can change the color to what ever you wish. I am going to use red for this one. Click save and  you can search to see your changes. Like so:


There you have it! Your keyword search results have now been updated!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask away!

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