View Full Version : CA Morpheus

14 Jan 2007, 21:50
Style name: CA Morpheus
Style version: 1.0.1
vBulletin version: 3.6.7

Style includes 5 color schemes:
Demo (default): demo (http://www.stsoftware.biz/forum/index.php?styleid=22) (ca_morpheus.zip)
Demo (blue): demo (http://www.stsoftware.biz/forum/index.php?styleid=24) (ca_morpheus_blue.zip)
Demo (gray): demo (http://www.stsoftware.biz/forum/index.php?styleid=25) (ca_morpheus_gray.zip)
Demo (green): demo (http://www.stsoftware.biz/forum/index.php?styleid=26) (ca_morpheus_green.zip)
Demo (purple): demo (http://www.stsoftware.biz/forum/index.php?styleid=27) (ca_morpheus_purple.zip)

- This is a port of my old phpBB style to vBulletin. You can find phpBB version on phpBBStyles.com (http://www.phpbbstyles.com).
- Demo forum shows only postbit_legacy, but usual postbit is also included in template and screenshot is available in attachment.
- Almost every template was modified to include rounded headers, not only index. So xml files are rather large.
- PSD files are in attachment.
- If you want some additional color scheme(s) please pm me (note: custom work is not free).

Unpack zip file, upload contents of directory "upload" to your forum including subdirectories. Use style.xml to install template.

Screenshots and zip files are in attachment.

Because of 10 attachments limit, only few screenshots are attached. See demo links instead.

14 Jan 2007, 21:52
Nice work *clicks install* will install later

15 Jan 2007, 03:08
very nice. installed.

15 Jan 2007, 03:22
Nice style *clicks install* will install later ;):D

15 Jan 2007, 08:20
Nice style *clicks install* will install later ;):D

16 Jan 2007, 11:46
Every color from the original phpBB2 theme except Purple, the one that I need :)

It's ok though, I'll install Green and replace the colors and images from the phpBB version.

Thanks for doing this, you've seriously saved me days of work!!

16 Jan 2007, 11:48
I'll convert purple one too. Didn't think anyone wanted it

16 Jan 2007, 12:21
I've already started changing it over to purple, but it's probably easier if I leave it up to you. You're the expert :)

I have a friend who has been on phpBB2 for a long time. I switched to vB nearly a year ago, got sick of having to reapply all the modifications I installed every time phpBB released an updated version. Having the same problems with my friend's forum, but part of the deal is that if I pay for the license and get it looking nearly identical to the phpBB forum (using Morpheus Purple theme), then I'll be able to convert the forum across to vB. It's going to save me a LOT of maintenance time, vB takes only a few minutes to upgrade, phpBB takes hours!

You have no idea how much I appreciate this!

16 Jan 2007, 12:46
you straight up, make the best styles!!! i love them... installed

16 Jan 2007, 13:22
Added purple color scheme. See first post for download link.

16 Jan 2007, 13:32
Like as http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131631

16 Jan 2007, 18:58
greeaat thanks :) installed

16 Jan 2007, 19:20
when are psd updated..please

16 Jan 2007, 19:22
I'll post psd files tomorrow.

16 Jan 2007, 19:23
Great..will it work with vbadvanced..sorry to gas on


16 Jan 2007, 19:27
Great..will it work with vbadvanced..sorry to gas on
I don't know. Never used it

16 Jan 2007, 19:34
Çok güzel tesekkur ederim // for thanks

17 Jan 2007, 12:49
Is this the same purple as in your phpBB2 theme? This one seems to have a much more blue tint to it.


17 Jan 2007, 13:05
Its the same purple as in MorpheusX Purple phpBB style, not Morpheus Purple style.

17 Jan 2007, 13:06
I see, in that case I look forward to the PSD files :)

17 Jan 2007, 14:25
Quick question: new posts show up in orange and I can't figure out how to change the color. Any idea?

I'm trying the blue one. Looks great! Very nicely done, CA.

17 Jan 2007, 22:18
You could send the images to me in .psd so as to translate in Italian? Thanks

18 Jan 2007, 00:35
I really hope you could have time to convert Aphrodite too !!

18 Jan 2007, 10:42
PSD files are added to first post.

Quick question: new posts show up in orange and I can't figure out how to change the color. Any idea?
Edit class "row-new" in "extra" css template. This is the code you need to edit in default color scheme:td.row-new a, td.row-new a:visited { color: #FF7E00; }
td.row-new a:hover, td.row-new a:active { color: #FF7E00; }

19 Jan 2007, 06:24
Yea it works with vbadvanced i have it working with it...
Great..will it work with vbadvanced..sorry to gas on


21 Jan 2007, 17:44
I did some customization to this to make it look like "Morpheus Purple style".

Original Morpheus Purple style phpBB2 forum:

Modified CA Morpheus Purple style vBulletin forum:

Now it's a perfect blend of the two themes which everyone loves so far!
I've changed the colors of normal/visited/hover/new links, the orange wasn't very popular.
I've got them as:
Regular Thread Link: Purple
Visited Thread Link: Dark Purple
Hover: Orange with Underline
New Post: Bold Purple

Thanks once again for doing this, I didn't even need the PSD files in the end, I just modified the defaults slightly in Fireworks.
Also "ported" across the classic style for PM notifications, now it shows up as a box in the middle:

And modified the postbit to vertically align signatures at the bottom of posts instead of directly underneath the message, but that could apply to any template.

I can't thank you enough for releasing this!

22 Jan 2007, 09:21
Looks good!

22 Jan 2007, 10:42
very nice style CA

26 Jan 2007, 02:49


20 Feb 2007, 08:50
Installed and love the style.

One question: how do I set the column widths to be identical in all categories on the main forum page? I see the same "uneven" look on your screenshots that I am seeing on my forum. I'm pretty much a novice, so take it easy on me if you can. Thanks!

20 Feb 2007, 09:13
In template forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost set width to columns in this code:<tbody>
<tr align="center">
<td class="thead">&nbsp;</td>
<td class="thead" width="100%" align="$stylevar[left]" nowrap="nowrap">$vbphrase[forum]</td>
<td class="thead" width="175" nowrap="nowrap">$vbphrase[last_post]</td>
<td class="thead" nowrap="nowrap">$vbphrase[threads]</td>
<td class="thead" nowrap="nowrap">$vbphrase[posts]</td>
<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">
<td class="thead" nowrap="nowrap">$vbphrase[moderator]</td>

Hovewer it might not work anyway because columns will expand because of different content in those columns.

20 Feb 2007, 15:33
Thanks...I'll play with that to see if I can get my desired look.

Is there no setting that will prevent the content from expanding the column widths?

Nevermind...got it. Thanks again

20 Feb 2007, 15:35
Nope. Browsers will adjust columns as needed to fit all content if something doesn't fit in width set for a column.

25 Feb 2007, 19:44
psd files? Beautiful Skin.

25 Feb 2007, 19:46
Download ca_morpheus_psd.zip in first post

25 Feb 2007, 20:08
Anyway to get this not stretched?

25 Feb 2007, 20:11
Change "outertablewidth" template variable to something like "800px"

01 Mar 2007, 20:50
Updated for vBulletin 3.6.5.

There aren't any actual template changes, just xml files are updated.

01 Mar 2007, 22:00
Great work, I am impressed with this colors

01 Mar 2007, 22:24
Nice :) will Install.

02 Mar 2007, 18:23
Thank you :D

I've updated style: changed few images and fixed "vbmenu_highlight" css.

03 Mar 2007, 08:47
CyberAlien, You are the best.
Thank you for your hard work. It is much appreciated by those of us who still have much to learn.

16 Mar 2007, 20:36
I have installed this, but it isn't working right. It seems to miss the graphics out on the top category.

View here http://www.southcoastpetsupplies.co.uk/forum/index.php

Notice the top one that says "Your Pets" that it hasn't got the graphics.

Also how do i get the orange bits to show, as that was the reason i installed it for. But they aren't showing anywhere.

Any help please.

Cheers Richard

16 Mar 2007, 20:41
That corner is a part of logo image.
Orange topic links are used only for forums with new posts.

17 Mar 2007, 01:33

Thanks for the reply.

I can live with the corner missing off the image, as for the Orange i'll try and change that myself.

The bit i am really wanting to get fixed is the bit like i say where it says "Your Pets", i take it is suppose to show like the "General Chat" bit and have the graphics around it.

Anyone else solve this?

Cheers Richard

17 Mar 2007, 01:49
Really nice, congrats.

17 Mar 2007, 06:51

Thanks for the reply.

I can live with the corner missing off the image, as for the Orange i'll try and change that myself.

The bit i am really wanting to get fixed is the bit like i say where it says "Your Pets", i take it is suppose to show like the "General Chat" bit and have the graphics around it.

Anyone else solve this?

Cheers Richard

Remove description from category.

17 Mar 2007, 12:47

Wow - that simple!!

Cheers mate, love the style just wish it had a bit more orange in it.

Cheers again


17 Mar 2007, 12:57
Thanks :D
Don't worry about orange - in a few weeks, when I'll finish project I'm working on, you'll be able to set as much orange (or any other color) as you want. ;)

17 Mar 2007, 12:58
Look forward to it :)

Cheers again

18 Mar 2007, 11:09
Thanks for the style ! Great ;)

18 Mar 2007, 16:33
Good Skins ~~~~~~~

03 Apr 2007, 06:00
I upload this skin to my forums root and in images and I get faded colors in vb3.6.5. The navbar is light grey, I don't have the nice round edges, it's square looking and a lot of images look like they are missing.

03 Apr 2007, 06:48
Then you ether uploaded images to wrong directory, or somehow managed to not install xml file (one person already managed to mess up xml file installation, so it is possible).

Category might be square looking if you use category description so title and description would fit in header. Remove description and it will be rounded.

03 Apr 2007, 08:56
Dont ask why or how, but it makes it feel like the forum im using is phpBB not vBulletin, i think its because it looks soft and most phpBB skins are soft :)

03 Apr 2007, 09:01
That's probably because this style is a port of my old phpBB style :)

03 Apr 2007, 11:08
Well there you have it, I'm not an idiot after all! :)

13 May 2007, 22:56
Just tried to install this after upgrading to vBulletin 3.6.6, but had no luck. Will you be updating this style?

Cheers Richard

PS Is the 'Extra Orange' version ready yet :)

14 May 2007, 08:01
Yes, it will be updated. It just takes time because there are about 50 template files to update.

14 May 2007, 10:29

Yes i did get i think 46 template changes after i installed vBulletin 3.6.6. Have gone back to basic at present as i'm not live yet.

Cheers for the reply and look forward to the update.


15 May 2007, 14:22

Style has been updated for vBulletin 3.6.6

15 May 2007, 14:31
What can i say - Your a star

21 May 2007, 09:05

which fonts are used on buttons here?

21 May 2007, 09:06

31 May 2007, 10:44
I got the following error on 3.6.7 but got no problem on 3.5.4

XML Error: unknown at Line 0

31 May 2007, 11:15
XML file is fine, probably you made some error when uploading it.

31 May 2007, 11:24
ok..I have fixed the problem above.

11 Jun 2007, 08:34
Is there a way to display forum description in forumdisplay?

Smiry Kin's
11 Jun 2007, 23:41
these really seem like phpbb styles, good job tho. :)

12 Jun 2007, 07:37
these really seem like phpbb styles, good job tho. :)
That's because it is a phpBB style converted to vBulletin :)

05 Aug 2007, 11:06
Any plans to update for 3.6.8?

10 Aug 2007, 22:57
Sweet. When uploading do u just upload contents and subs to /forum? or over write original file and folders?

again wow

13 Aug 2007, 00:50
nice style, thanks for sharing. Any plans on updating this for 3.6.8?

16 Aug 2007, 16:44
Thnaks,but version is money?

05 Sep 2007, 12:19

First tank you for your work, very nice style!

I have install this style on my forum, but want to change the header size(height), can you tell me how I can do this?


10 Nov 2007, 05:47
very nice , installed


29 Apr 2008, 17:26
Any plans to make a 3.7 release ?

03 Jul 2008, 15:34
Please make a 3.7 release morpheus (default) is the best looking style for vB :)

08 Feb 2009, 20:05
Hey CA!
Can you please update it to v3.8??
Its been so long you haven't updated! Everyone just loves this theme!!

20 May 2009, 10:30
excellent .... great job.

28 May 2009, 11:00
Great..vbulletin style..thanks.