Colored Names

Last Update: Jul 28, 2014

This addon is 100% hooks based requiring no source edits to install.

Works with ElkArte: 1.0


Many people like to be different, and this is the second step in the online world to be different: change the color of the display name. At the moment the addon is very basic, it allows a fixed number of elements to be customized: color, background, size, border (style, width, color, border radius), but it already covers most of the needs.

Future development:

  • allow the admin to decide what users can customize,
  • add permissions (if requested)
  • other suggested ideas.


Download a package by URL

  • Download a package by URL is a quick way to download a package from the web to your forum. Using (Package Manager -> Download Package) enter the below link under the “Download a package by url” field and select Download. This will save the package to your server where you can install it.

Upload a Package

  • Alternatively, download the package using the below link and then using (Package Manager -> Upload Package) browse to where you saved the package on your computer and upload it to the server. You may also FTP the downloaded file directly to your packages directory.


This ElkArte Addon is subject to the terms of the BSD 3-Clause Simplified (the “License”). You can obtain a copy of the License at