Discussion on Metro Mobile - A Mobile Theme for vBulletin 4.2


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Hi, is it easy to set my own standard color (and remove the choice option)? Thanks!


All the colors can be changed via css-templates – it’s not so difficult. If you need assistance in that just contact us via our profile page, I’ll send you instructions. As for the color chooser (the choice option) – you just need to disable style changing via admin control panel.

Is there any way to change the “metro” logo at the top of the style to my own forum brand?


Sure! Go to AdminCP – Styles & Templates – Style Manager – Metro Mobile Blue (Your mobile theme) – Style Variable Editor (dropdown menu to the right) – titleimage. Here you’ll the path to your logo. So you either replace the default logo or add own one and path to it in the field.


Is there any options for activate WYISWYG on mobile theme?

Best Regards


Unfortunately, vBulletin mobile themes do not support WYSIWYG in editors.

I have just found out after buying your nice mobile themes that there’s no option to upload photos to the forum via any mobile theme/browser. This is an absolute deal breaker for our users (we’re moving away from tapatalk).

I realize that this isn’t caused by your theme, but is there any way to switch my purchase from the mobile version to the desktop version? My users will lynch me if I were to implement a theme with no photo upload ability from their phones.

Thank you for the quick reply. That would be fantastic and any additional instruction is welcome. I’m not that advanced in the use of the back-end and the create/copy process would be trial and error without more detail.

I’m rather shocked that this hasn’t come up before and from more people. Uploading images is a key part of so many forum/user interactions and the mobile themes are specifically for forum use on the very devices where they’re taking 98% of their photos!

Checking to see if you had any chance to test the photo posting workaround/addition? As expected, now that Tapatalk is gone, I am getting questions from users as to why the mobile-specific themes won’t allow photo posting. I would desperately love to be able to correct this insane oversight by vBulletin.


We’ve tried an ‘easy way’ but it failed. It seems you need to copy/paste a dozen of templates for it. But some people say even this workaround doesn’t always work. Anyway we’ll need a few days to test it. We are a little busy now and only be able to do it in a week I think.

Nobody answer ?? Still waiting bug fixing ! nobody answer since one week !!


Here’s my answer four days ago – https://themeforest.net/comments/15525286

The theme is working as described, it’s been tested on more than 500 installations and the only reason your copy of the theme may not work – either your forum misconfigured or you installed the theme in a wrong way. So there is nothing to be fixed. If you can’t install or configure the theme yourself, you need to hire a web-developer to do it. If you want, we can install it for you – but it’s a paid service.

WHAT ???? You don’t give good service. 1 star bad rating. Please give refund money back. thanks

Sorry, but our theme is OK. It was tested by Themeforest guys before approval. More than 500 people installed it just following the theme documentation and the theme works great. As I told you, either you didn’t install it properly or your forum is misconfigured and none of these are our faults.

Can I have exactly like this as xenforo mobile? I’m using xenforo not vbullet. Any luck?


You don’t need any additional Xenforo mobile theme. The Metro for Xenforo is fully responsive so it looks great on smartphones etc. – https://s3.envato.com/files/108662338/09_xenforo_metro_forumhome_resp.png

You can get Metro for Xenforo here.

Hi, is there a possibility to have this template updated at vbulletin 4.2.5? thanks!


The theme fully supports vBulletin 4.2.5. If you get “old version” error when you try to install it, just set “Ignore style version” to “Yes”.

Hello, many thanks for the advice, it works _ have a nice day!


abygale Purchased

Hello. You told user “domenicoc”: “All the colors can be changed via css-templates – it’s not so difficult. If you need assistance in that just contact us via our profile page, I’ll send you instructions”

would you please send me the same instructions. thank you.


Could you please contact us via our profile page? I’ll send you instructions directly.

Sorry for this newbie question as I’m totally new to vBulletin and managing it. I have installed the Metro style and all seems to be working well. However, in the installation instructions under “How to turn on and edit the prefooter info blocks?”, it says to “Go to AdminCP — Settings – Options — Metro Theme Management”. However, when I go to Settings > Options, I do not see the Metro Theme Management option. I’m sure this must be a simple oversight on my part.


The prefooter blocks are only available for the desktop Metro theme. Metro Mobile doesn’t have those blocks. And please next time contact us via the account you used to buy the theme – we only support verified users.

I just installed the Metro theme on vBulletin. I noticed at the bottom of the page, the following text, “metro_copyright_phrase”. How do I remove this?

No worries…I just figured the answer to this question myself!

Hi, Just purchased this and showing not compatible with 4.2.5 : https://prnt.sc/j8xt15 Can i choose “Ignore style version” since my forum is 4.2.5 or do you have any different xml for 4.2.5 ?


Yes, the “Ignore style version” will work! The versions are quite similar. Anyway we’ll update it in the nearest release.

Hello, I just bought this mobile theme but am having a problem with extra scrolling space underneath forums, threads, and articles. It doesn’t happen on the homepage, but it does on the subpages. There is like a long extra blank scroll space between the main forum content and the footer. Please use the mobile version of my site at www.life-forums.com to see it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Could you please test the default vBulletin mobile theme? Do you get the same issue there too?

Hi, I deleted the default mobile theme. So I hit “revert templates” on the Metro Mobile theme to get it as close as possible to the default, and still had the problem. Is there any small fix you can recommend please? I love this theme and really want to keep this mobile template. Thanks.


It seems like it’s a vBulletin default theme issue inherited by the Metro theme. We’ll do our best to fix it! And could you please contact us via our profile page – I’ll inform you directly when the issue is fixed.

Oh, and it only happens when logged in.


when enabling the style, console is throwing a lot of errors, forum stays blank :(

Here some errors:

Uncaught ReferenceError: fetch_tags is not defined at init_forum_readmarker_system (vbulletin_read_marker.js?v=422:11) at (index):1713

Uncaught ReferenceError: fetch_tags is not defined at init_forum_readmarker_system (vbulletin_read_marker.js?v=422:11) at eval (eval at <anonymous> (jquery.min.js:2), <anonymous>:3:2) at eval (<anonymous>) at jquery.min.js:2 at Function.globalEval (jquery.min.js:2) at HTMLScriptElement.bl (jquery.min.js:2) at Function.each (jquery.min.js:2) at init.domManip (jquery.min.js:3) at init.append (jquery.min.js:3) at init.wrapAll (jquery.min.js:3)

(index):1761 Uncaught ReferenceError: is_ie is not defined at window.onload ((index):1761)

Please advise!


Please make sure you’ve installed the theme as a Mobile theme not a desktop one. It’s described in the theme’s documentation.

Yep, you’re right, it was my fault. Thanks for fast answer!!

In “headinclude” template you’re shipping this line: <link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,300,600&subset=latin,cyrillic' rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’>

This is not 100% correct, because on strict apache settings it will fail to load when SSL/TLS is enabled. Here’s the correct line (just delete that “http:”)

<link href=’//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,300,600&subset=latin,cyrillic’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’>

Now it loads safely, either ssl or not.


Thank you for the report! Just uploaded the fixed version. You will get a notification when the theme is approved.

I’m thinking about buying this theme. I have a question, my forum has many sub-forums, is there a possibility of collapsing them so that the main list is not so long?

Could you please contact us via our profile page on the question?


vigape Purchased

I sent you an email Thank you.


I replied to you yesterday. Did you get the email from us?


spielo Purchased

if i use the mobile style it don´t show any thumbnail in posts.

Can you tell me are they old, previously posted, thumbnails or you just upload new images via a smartphone and don’t get the newly created thumbnails?


spielo Purchased

all old previously posted oploaded in regular forum, i do not finde any option in mobile to upload images


spielo Purchased

Update: i fixed the problem, here is a missing template in mobile style – postbit_attachmentthumbnail add the template will fix the issue