Hello and welcome to the UI Troubleshooting page, where I go through common problems with UIs and how you can fix them. Comments are enabled if you have new fresh problems that need solving; please only list problems that concern the WeakAura Library content.
Problems and fixes regarding importing from the WeakAura Library (particularly the custom textures).
Texture Aura Shows Up as a Green Square
Problem: After importing the graphical elements from the Custom Texture Aura library, and pasting the export code in the /wa menu, the textures shows up as green squares.
Fix: Textures can show up as green squares for two reasons: 1) the addon cannot read the file, or 2) the addon cannot find the file. The textures I have created can safely be read by addons, so you have run into reason number 2: the addon cannot find the file. This means you have placed the art files incorrectly. The auras I share (export codes) uses these file paths, so make sure they match the location where you have placed the files:
If you use Weakauras, you can also change the file path in the “Display” tab of the aura. But remember, every time you move files or make changes to file paths – reboot World of Warcraft!
Problems and fixes regarding the WeakAuras addon.
Auras are Imported- But Where are They?
Problem: Imported Custom Texture Auras, and they should work but cannot see them?
Fix: The auras are set to screen resolution of 1920×1080; if you have a different screen resolution, the auras might have been placed off-screen. You can reset their position by locating the aura in the /wa menu, go to the “Display” tab and set the X and Y coordinates to 0 in order to make them appear mid-screen again. Then you can locate them in a better place!
Auras Do not Show in the Correct Stance
Problem: Auras that should show in Serpent stance, respectively Crane stance, do not show in the correct stance.
Fix: Open up the /wa menu, locate the aura that shows incorrectly. Go to the “Trigger” tab and browse the “Choose Trigger” menu until you find the following trigger “Type=Status” “Status=Stance/Form/Aura”. Click on the “Form” drop-down menu, and choose the correct Stance.
Model Auras (spells) are Off-Position
Problem: Model auras (a.k.a. auras that showcase moving spells) are misaligned from their intended position.
Fix: Open up the /wa menu and locate the aura that is misplaced. If it is a model aura, go to the “Display” tab and change the X-offset (horisontal) or the Y-offset (vertical) values. Usually, only a decimal or two will suffice. If it is a texture aura, you can change the X and Y-coordinates in the “Display” tab.
Backdrop on WeakAuras
Problem: When weakauras are skinned with Masque, there is a weird backdrop on the auras that have the same color as the Elvui theme color.
Fix: This backdrop appear when you are have the weakauras set to be skinned by both Masque and Elvui Addonskins. Disable Elvui addonskin to remove the backdrop in /ec > Addonskins and untick WeakAuras.
Problems and fixes regarding the Elvui addon.
The Chat Texture Layers Strangely with the Elvui Chat
Problem: The texture for chat you have imported to WeakAuras from the Custom Texture Aura library is layering weirdly with the Elvui chat. Either the text does not show or the links are non-interactive, or both.
Fix 1: Open up the Elvui menu by typing /ec, go to “Chat” and in the fields paste in ONE the following codes, depending on what background you want to show, in the “Panel Texture” field:
Make sure that “Panel “Backdrop” is set to show. Then you can safely remove the Weakaura versions of the chat textures.
Fix 2: Disable Elvui’s chat and either use Blizzard’s default chat frame or download another Chat addon that works with the texture background properly (if you find such an addon, notify me so I can list it here).
Loaded the Textures in Elvui – But the Colors are Strange!
Problem: You have imported the Chat texture in Elvui’s “Texture Panel”, but now the colors look strange.
Fix: If you have the extended version of Elvui called Shadow&Light, the texture can become semi-transparent and layer with the background color of Elvui. You must increase the texture alpha to 100%. You can find this option in Elvui menu > Shadow&Light > Settings > Chat. Increase the texture alpha to 100% in order to make the texture solid.
If you have a problem not listed above – make a comment below!