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User Appearance

This modification allows each user to have his own appearance for posts and username.

Version: 0.3
Author: Diogo Parrinha
Submitted: 3rd September 2008
Last Updated: 13th April 2009
THIS PLUGIN REQUIRES SEVERAL CODE EDITS (take a look at the end of the post for more information)
I followed ZiNgA BuRgA's advice on how to make it with less code edits but actually it didn't work. All usernames would be replaced with a custom style and some of the them wouldn't. (If you typed your name in a post or somewhere else that username would also be "styled" so I gave up and came back to the code edits. It's the right way to do it although it's a pain in the ***)

This plugin allows every user to have a custom post color and font, as well as username color, font and style (bold, italic, underlined, blink or none).



  • Re-coded the way formatting is done.
  • It's much faster and much secure.
  • Created a plugin file which does the database changes for you.
  • Link in user cp has an image made by me now, the other one was a MyBB image (the edit signature one)

For those who are using User Appearance 0.2, you will need to grab a fresh usercp.php, xmlhttp.php and functions.php from

These are the files that suffered a lot of changes.

If you are doing a new installation, follow the instructions file.
Anything you need you should ask at my site.

You just do the code edits you want, you won't get any warnings like before. If you don't want to do any code edits and you're using MyShoutbox, you can upload the modified file to your plugins folder and the styling will work on the shoutbox. But will only work on the shoutbox if you don't do any code edits of course.

Turst me, I tried various ways of getting it to work without so much editing but none of the actually worked perfectly. Don't blame me please :-/

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