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Categories > Plugins: ElvUI > Souschef's UI
made by Except

Souschef's UI is a custom interface based on ElvUI. Besides having an ElvUI layout for both Healer and DPS roles it also includes settings for other addons like Details!, BigWigs and Parrot. In order to have your UI look exactly as advertised please be sure to use: Although not necessary, Details BigWigs and Parrot will definitely make the UI come together a lot nicer.

Issue Tracker

If there's anything wrong with the addon, if you have a feature to request, or if you'd like to get regular updates on the addon's development, please head to either the Discord Server or GitLab page and leave a message, and I'll be delighted to try and help.

Credit & Feedback

The UI was designed by Except and kindly put together by r1pt1de. If you want show some appreciation or support drop by the Twitch Channel sometime and say hi, I'm always happy to chat.


(26/07/2020) 1.06 Please Give Me Beta Update
  • Adjusted the code to fall in line with how ElvUI now handles DataText Panels.
  • Removed the clock panel for now. It's coming back with the pre-patch update.

Elv makes changes and so we have to make changes in return, nothing major though. The cycle of life can be cruel.

(04/05/2020) 1.05c Update
  • Fixed a bug where nameColor was causing filters to fail to install.

Because apparently I need 17 patches to fix one single release.

(03/05/2020) 1.05b Update
  • Fixed a bug where on fresh install player debuffs ended up not where they should have.

Pretty self-explanatory.

(02/05/2020) 1.05a Stay at Home Update

  • Fixed a bug that caused filters to not install.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error when using the "Install" button in ElvUI settings.
  • Touched up the alternative power bar to be consistent with the rest of the UI.
  • Touched up the nameplates to make use of new ElvPlates functionality.
  • Touched up the chat bubbles.
  • Made sure the info panel doesn't show on raid frames after a clean install.
  • Made small cosmetic bag adjustments.
  • Made the ability cooldown text more visible.
  • Moved debuffs to be under the player frame.
  • Cleaned up the tooltip.

Took some time to address the issues that cropped up with the UI over the past few months. Should be all clean and bug-free now. Thanks for your patience.

(19/04/2020) 1.04d I'm Still Alive Update

  • Fixed a couple of issues that came up due to the latest updates to Elv and SLE.
  • Updated ToC.

The addon was working fine for the most part and I wasn't making any huge updates to it, so apologies that it took me almost a year to push out an update. As always, any issues please pop by the discord server and let me know.

(16/07/2019) 1.04c July Refresh Update

  • Deleted all the irrelevant CustomTweaks code that was causing install issues for some users.
  • Updated ToC.

The addon broke down in oddly specific cases where people were trying to run the intallation while having CustomTweaks enabled because of some old code. Got rid of it. Also updated the ToC.

(11/03/2019) 1.04b March Hare Patch

  • Fixed a bug where Nameplate Glow caused the plugin to fail to install.
  • Fixed a bug where Nameplate Width setting cause the plugin to fail to install
  • Fixed a bug where Player Nameplate Power Bar caused the plugin to fail to install.
  • Fixed an issue where Nameplate Reaction Colour caused the plugin to fail to install.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes the target frame text for Healer UI would not be properly centered.
  • Updated ToC

So for some reason Elv decided to change the way it named a bunch of frames' values causing the addon to fail to install the UI. All fixed now, thanks for all the feedback. Ah, also a ToC update.

(11/03/2019) 1.04 March Spring Cleaning

  • Moved the Artifact Bar to a place that makes sense. Resized the Artifact Bar.
  • Fixed Bar 5 not appearing sometimes after a UI reset.
  • Fixed Bars 1, 2 and 3 sometimes having less buttons after a UI reset.
  • Fixed Info Panel sometimes being enabled after a UI reset.
  • Other minor functionality fixes.

Apologies that I'm not updating as often since I'm playing less WoW at the moment (as we all are I'd imagine), but the addon seems to be fully functional and doesn't really need fixing which is part of the reason for infrequent patches. Let me know if anything's broken in comments or on Discord and I'll get on it right away.

(19/07/2018) 1.03a July Fixes

  • Removed all mentions of Artifact and Artifact Power from the UI and the code.
  • Replaced the Artifact Bar with the Reputation Bar.

A general ToC update to get the addon in a working state for 8.0.1. The actual BfA update is coming closer to the expansion release.

(23/03/2018) 1.03 March Fixes

  • Fixed the Objective tracker so that it no longer disappears completely in certain situations.
  • Fixed the ready check marks appearing off screen for the party frames.
  • Added a Target of Target frame (disabled by default) for those who want to use it.
  • Nudged the minimap, minimap button rack and the minimap action bar so that they are no longer hugging the edge of the screen.
  • Adjusted the CD number colours so that they fit with the UI's faded colour scheme.
  • Adjusted the focus frames.

(22/02/2017) 1.02 February Fixes

  • Gnosis support added
  • Inspect Armory disabled
  • Keyword Sound disabled
  • Chat Tab Font Outilne set to None
  • Minimap Addon Button Rack enabled
  • Player buffs will now wrap later than they used to
  • Styled and arranged Honor and Reputation Data Bars for people who want to use them
  • Set default texture to Flatt and default font to Expressway so that the UI looks consistent
  • Artifact Power numbers should no longer take up all of your bag
  • Minor style fixes to tooltips, action bars, castbars, class power, and EverySecondCounts.

(11/02/2018) v1.01

  • Fixed the issue where the bags would break if you didn't have the Haxrcorp font installed previously.

(11/02/2018) v1.00 Release

The latest version of this addon is 1.06 and was uploaded on Jul 26, 2020 at 16:27.

This file was last downloaded on Aug 13, 2020 at 00:12 and has been downloaded 7221 times.


Except May 01, 2020 at 13:11

@Vanne: Currently have no plans to adapt this for classic. However, you can try to manually install it into the classic folder and install. My understanding is it should still work, but if you need any help please pop by my Discord server and I'll be happy help! https://discord.gg/011CGgxFqikk9Ih5K
Glad you like the UI!

Except May 01, 2020 at 13:09

@invalidname: It's no longer necessary, I'll try to update to reflect. I'm aware of the filters issue, it shouldn't affect anything, and the UI should still install, will be fixed in the next update.

Vanne Apr 28, 2020 at 01:01

Hey, are u planning make a classic version?

i like this UI.

invalidname Apr 24, 2020 at 17:47

Got this error while clicking the set filters button on the set up tutorial

Message: Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua:1389: attempt to call method 'StyleFilterInitializeFilter' (a nil value)
Time: Fri Apr 24 12:45:52 2020
Count: 1
Stack: Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua:1389: attempt to call method 'StyleFilterInitializeFilter' (a nil value)
[string "=[C]"]: in function `StyleFilterInitializeFilter'
[string "@Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua"]:1389: in function <Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua:1387>
[string "@Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua"]:1425: in function <Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua:1419>
[string "@Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua"]:2120: in function <Interface\AddOns\ElvUI_Souschef\Code.lua:2120>


invalidname Apr 24, 2020 at 17:43

You ask for us to install the following add-on

ElvUI Custom Tweaks

But I cannot find it either on curse or on this site. Is it a dead add-on? Is it no longer necessary?

Except Mar 15, 2019 at 19:46

@Alm1ghtyPeanut yup. Got a few complaints already. Elv decided to switch up the naming of a bunch of frames for no reason. Upload a patch very soon.

Alm1ghtyPeanut Mar 15, 2019 at 16:00

Looks like the layout for unit frames function of the install is no longer working with the latest venison of ElvUI.

Except May 01, 2018 at 09:31

@kulwerstux glad you like it! ^^

So this sounds like some kind of cache WTF folder problem. I'm not sure if this will help but here's what you could do. Backup both your Interface and WTF folders just in case shit goes south, then delete the WTF folder completely, this should reset all your addon settings and such on all your characters. Once you have a clean slate try installing the UI again and seeing what happens.

Hope this helps, if you have more questions feel free to jump on my DIscord server. I'm on most of the time and it's a tad more convenient to talk there!

kulwerstux Apr 27, 2018 at 17:01


Been using this set up, I really love it! Thank you!

Problem I've come across now, I've installed big wigs, I create new profiles, copy them from souschef's ui profile, setting are okay, I relog and they are okay. next day I come back, turn on game and everything is gone, nothing gets saved. Profile names stay, but not the setting in them. What I do, I get big wigs enabled, then create new profile for that char, copy settings from souschef's and then relog to save it. Other way I tried too is by going into elv ui and running souschef's ui installation, skipping all till i get to big wigs, click on that, then finished and it gets reloaded. Either way its fine for that time, even after relog, but I come back next day and everything is reset. Any idea why?

thank you

Except Mar 30, 2018 at 20:49

@dagan it's the visibility field in ElvUI > Action Bars > Action Bar 1. Jump on the Discord if you need help with that so we don't talk over the comment section :^)

DAGAN Mar 30, 2018 at 08:21

notice the action bar not changing, when in the lightframe warmachine either.
what lines do I need to add to the action bar to get it to change to the warmachines actions

DAGAN Mar 27, 2018 at 06:56

I was on a feral druid, I noticed the actionbar didnt change when I went into stealth. so I added the lines out of the bar 1 so it would swap. maybe I need to change something in that macro to get it too show

Except Mar 26, 2018 at 10:01

hey @dagan thanks for letting me know. That is something that was happening for people before and I fixed it last patch, weird to see it come back I'll definitely take a look thanks!

DAGAN Mar 25, 2018 at 10:05

great UI. though tonight I noticed when doing the pods for council in antorus. the action bar wasnt showing up at all


Nitelight Mar 24, 2018 at 22:45

quick update; have tried with "Multiple monitor support" both enabled and disabled without results. Also the only way to fix is to totally wipe interface and WTF files. Hopefully that helps sort it out.
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