I have undertaken the arduous task of skinning the discussion forum.

I have almost completed it, but can't figure out where a few things are stored.

  1. In the localization settings page, where are the forms stored? {form:localization}, {form:time_format}, {form:language}

  2. In the preview message, and view message pages, I can't find the parsed message include. {include:parsed_message}

  3. On the view thread pages, the code {if avatar}{/if} works, but {if no_avatar}{/if} doesn't. I want to include an alternative default image if the user has no avatar stored. Is there a way to do this?

If anyone can point me in the right direction on any of the points about, that would be fantastic.

Have a great Sunday!

2 Answers 2


Try to find it here: - "ROOT_FOLDER"\themes\forum_themes\default\forum_global

  • 2
    Could you try to expand on this answer to make it clearer?
    – foamcow
    May 6, 2014 at 7:02

For item 3 on your list try:

{if avatar}
    ...other stuff...

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