Discussion on Metro — A Responsive Theme for phpBB3


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Hi, The Contact form for the user is responsive and will disappear on mobile screens (700 or less). I don’t know if this is by mistake or by design but it seems like something that should be protected. Is there an easy way to remove this element from being hidden? Thanks.

We’re using latest version of Metro on 3.2. This is regards the Contact option for a user profile as displayed beside a post. Specifically within dl postprofile dd profile-contact disappears at <700. This is the contact portion which gives the drop down to PM / EMAIL a user regards a particular post. Avatar, username and rank move from the right to above the post at <700 but contact disappears.

Actually ignore as this is the same behavior in prosilver and several complaints about it on phpbb. I’ve worked around it using a suggested edit on phpbb.com. Thanks!


As far as I understand it’s a default behavior and it’s supposed to be like that to save extra space in mobile view. Anyway it’s still possible to make the block visible.


corehq Purchased

How can I change the Metro on the Theme? How to change that quickly?


Do you meant the logo? Just read the documentation, it’s fully described there :)

I’m using this theme on my site www.tpcf.space and am delighted with the clean design and the open hooks and handles that I’ve made use of to customise it further. However, I’ve run into a problem on the UCP board preference page – it is missing the SUBMIT & RESET buttons which means that a user cannot change the theme colours?! I have the boards permissions set so that they should be able to do this and have double checked them by leaving one user using the pro silver theme. They CAN change their theme which makes me think that the missing buttons are something to do with the Metro theme. Can you suggest anything I can do/place to look/settings to change to restore the users ability to change themes? In anticipation – thank you.


Sorry for the delayed response! I double-checked the 2.0.8 version using a simple user account and the buttons present as they should. I think I need a test account on your forum. Could you create such an account for me and send its credential via email?

OK but I don’t have your email address. All I have is your: “do-not-reply@market.envato.com” please send me an email I can use. I have a test account set up for you.

Here’s a message form – https://themeforest.net/user/pixelgoose#message

Just contact us via it.

I was using metro_blue in my phpBB 3.2 install, but recently had to reinstall everything. I have the forum up and installed metro_blue per your documentation (included with the purchase download).

The forum icons are not showing up, and I can’t figure why.

If I search for the image on my filesystem, it shows up with the correct permissions for web server to see and read it. /var/www/virtualhosts/site/discussion/styles/metro_blue/theme/images/subforum_unread.svg

locate subforum_unread.svg

If I inspect the HTML it shows that the following image couldn’t be loaded,

Unread posts

This image also exists and is readable by the webserver – if I put that exact img in a plain html file, it shows up just fine.

Could you please assist?


Sorry for the delayed response. I think it’s a SVG issue. We’ve met it a few times. You need to edit your .htaccess in the forum root directory. Here’s a quick tutorial – https://davidwalsh.name/serve-svg-image

I am using phpbb SEO 3.0.10 and I need this [video] bbcode to work in your templates I purchased. (love them a lot)


Actually I got a Compare program and even in the default prosilver template there is no SEO code. This program actaully makes it every easy to compare and add, but I did just overall_header.html and I see the very important SEO code that is definitely needed for an SEO installation.

Everything is working great, but I did notice metro_blue got all the updates during development and the rest of the colors (cause I added ALL templates) are slightly not updated in 3.0.11 templates sets.

Love it, thank you again.

ok here is the deal. I have a default prosilver template and all your templates up on the server. Within the phpbb SEO premod, in the contrib folder is the files for an upgrade. I use a Comparison program on the files and the default prosilver then your metro_blue. I then upload all the SEO code differences I made in metro_blue to all the other metro_colors. So everything is cool here.

I have two questions, I seen a sidebar config, would like to know where to turn that on and if is ok for mobile to have a sidebar or not? Sounds like it is not a good idea to have a sidebar on mobile, but desktop and tablets it would be could, so would love to see it.

Then what images in imageset/theme are the background color graphics, like bg.gif, bg2.gif, etc.

This will save me some time tomorrow morning, I am dont right now. I had to update some SEO and seperate loginname and username mods.

Thanks, everything looks great!


1. Sidebar is OK for mobile users, people use it on smartphones too. Anyway if you want to hide the sidebar from mobile view, you can do it via CSS – just hide the sidebar on lower screen resolution with the help of css-media rules.

2. The theme doesn’t have any images as background images. It users css-color rules to add color to its background.

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Thanks for this theme I use. But I don’t understand why the connexion button is not available on smal devices: @media only screen and (max-width: 700px){ li.icon-logout .login-window { display: none!important; } } I remove and it works so why?

Thx for your answer. I use the classic and I don’t see in this theme on mobile another link to connect? (should I see a doctor ;o) )


It seems I don’t quite understand you) Could you please post a screenshot of the element you’re missing in the mobile view?


Yes my last comment if not very clear :o))) I cannot put a screenshot in my comment. So let me try to explain once again…

In mobile format I don’t see the second link you talk about just before. Where is this link? Because I don’t see it and my users also, I activate the first connect link which shows a modal popup.

Am I clearer? Thx

Hello. Phpbb 3.0.11 Installed the correct version.

In the reply page (es. http://www.mysite.it/posting.php?mode=reply&f=16&t=23100) I have this js error on the console, and nothing works correctly.

Basically in the path of js file I have something like”%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20…” instead of the name fo the template “metro_blue”.

Please help.

The console errors: GET http://forumlaf.altervista.org/phpBB3/styles/%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20…%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20/template/styleswitcher.js posting.php?mode=reply&f=16&t=23100:70

GET http://forumlaf.altervista.org/phpBB3/styles/%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20…20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20/template/forum_fn.js posting.php?mode=reply&f=16&t=23100:251

GET http://forumlaf.altervista.org/phpBB3/styles/%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20…0%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20/template/editor.js posting.php?mode=reply&f=16&t=23100:251

GET http://forumlaf.altervista.org/phpBB3/styles/%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20…0%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20/template/editor.js


Please check your inbox! I’ve replied to you via email.

HI, just wanted to say i love the theme. I am trying to delete a post and notice it says says something here

I am running the latest phpBB and the Latest Metro by you guys

Are you sure you want to delete this post?

Delete permanently: on line 372: vsprintf(): Too few arguments

does this have to do with me using php 7.0


Thank you for the report! Yes, there are some outdated lines inside the confirm_delete_body.html. We’ll fix it in the nearest update. If you want, we can send you the modified template or instructions – just contact us via our profile page!


Qrzysio Purchased

Can I update phpBB to version 3.2.1 or I have to wait for theme update?


We’ve just released the updated theme. I hope it will be approved tomorrow. You’re supposed to get an e-mail notification!

Hello and thank you for the update. For the life of me i cannot figure this out. When i install the new theme update and activate it, everything installs fine and i can activate it. I clear the cache and when i got to the site, It’s blank. I deleted the style from the styles folder, refresh the cache and re-uploaded it. Installed and activated it. refreshed the cache and still a blank page. So at this point my head all bloody from banging it against the wall. This time I decided to upload a previous version before the update and everything works fine and i can see it live. So what’s going on.. oh .. I have the latest phpBB | Database server: MySQL(i) 5.6.36-cll-lve PHP version: 7.0.21

I think it’s either a hosting related issue or a caching related one. How do you usually update – via rewriting older templates with newer ones or delete old/upload new?

but if i am able to upload the previous version of the template before the update and that works …it has to be something with the updated version don’t you think? I’ll keep working on it

The phpBB templates don’t include any php scripts or anything like that – just a few changed/extra html- or css-lines (depending on updates). So I suppose it’s something about caching – CMS might check the templates, sees newer ones (size etc) and refuses to show cached templates (since those are old templates). But it’s just a guess. I’ve never met an issue like that with our themes and to find out the real reason I need to test it on your server – check the updating process, viewing server log files etc.


parcs Purchased

Hi, I found two errors in the last Golden Metro template version (3.0.3 for phpbb 3.2.1). I don’t know if these error occur in the other colour versions:

- in overall_footer.html an “ENDIF” is missing after “INCLUDEJS metro_login_popup.js” on line 65. This error causes the breaking of the site with a warning;

- in jumpbox.html there’s a ”/div” on the last line which breaks prefooter blocks, puttin’em out of the “wrap” div.

edit: I had to remove html tags from the post because this editor strips them. Hope it’s clear anyway.


Thank you so much for your report! Both of the issues have been fixed. We’ve just submitted an updated version and you’re going to get a notification very soon. If you want a quick update, just upload the following templates into your theme directory -

        - overall_header.html
        - jumpbox.html

forruma Purchased

Can you help me about install theme ?


Yes, we can. But it’s a paid service. Theme installation costs 15 USD. If it’s OK for you, please contact us via our profile page.


sasky Purchased

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Hello, Patrick

I would suggest you to follow this tutorial – https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=2270871

In this way you’ll get proper logo display in any browser sizes.


damiel Purchased


I want to add an extra line in the Footer under Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited phpBB Metro Theme by PixelGoose Studio

I tried editing the overall_footer in the theme but the line dosent show up.


damiel Purchased

Please also instruct me how to change Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited phpBB Metro Theme by PixelGoose Studio


damiel Purchased

Nevermind I figured it out :)


damiel Purchased

How do i get the same Social Icons that you used in the demo for prefooter block? In your documentation the reference are to some icons that dosent fit so well into the theme..


The demo forum is using our oldest Metro version – for phpBB 3.0. We used simple .png files for the icons then. Now we are using FontAwesome social media icons only. Those icons are not available for modern Metro versions.