ExpressionEngine® User Guide

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Version Notes for 3.1.3

With 3.1.3 we made a small but significant change to forum and member themes. Starting with this version both the forum and member themes that ship with ExpressionEngine can be found in themes/ee. However, we give preference to themes found in themes/user. If you want to customize one of the themes, simply copy it from themes/ee to themes/user and make your changes.


If you have customized member templates copy them to your themes/user/member folder prior to updating to 3.1.3. If you do not put customized themes in themes/user you may lose your customizations when you update your site.

For example, if you want to modify the default member themes copy themes/ee/member/default to themes/user/member/default. Now whenever you edit a member template inside the Template Manager it will edit the corresponding file in themes/user/member/default!


If you have not customized any of the forum themes you may safely delete themes/user/forum.