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Post by S-t-e-v-e- on October 9th 2014, 1:08 am

help??

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Post by Ange Tuteur on October 9th 2014, 1:38 am

Hello Steve,

You can set your forum to holiday mode. This stops registrations, and basically puts all permissions to administrator level.
Administration Panel > General > Forum > Configuration > Forum on Holiday

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Post by S-t-e-v-e- on October 9th 2014, 1:40 am

how do you do this ?

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Post by Ange Tuteur on October 9th 2014, 1:42 am

Go to Administration Panel > General > Forum > Configuration

Look for the option Forum on Holiday, tick 'Yes', and save.


Hover over the question mark for additional information.

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Post by S-t-e-v-e- on October 9th 2014, 1:43 am

that doesn't close the forum forum down that just stop people registerding on to the forum already do that

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Post by Ange Tuteur on October 9th 2014, 1:49 am

It also prevents members from making replies and creating topics. You can then set the permissions of viewing forums to administrator level only.

Another option is to create an HTML page and redirect users that try to view the forum / topics. Other than that, I believe your only option is the forum deletion. Even after the deletion is finalized your forum can still be recovered via the utilities.

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Post by _Twisted_Mods_ on October 9th 2014, 6:24 pm

Goto
Administration Panel > Modules > html & javascript > html page management .. create new html page with this code
turn off use header and footer

 
Code:
<head>
<title>Site Maintenance</title>
<style>
body { text-align: center; padding: 0px; background-image: url('http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac50/TwistedKilla/Forumotion/construction-wallpaper-7997-8441-hd-wallpapers_zpsb029092e.jpg'); font: 20px Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: #090909; background-size: 100vw 100vh; background-repeat: no-repeat;}
h1 { font-size: 40px; }
a { color: white;}
.h2{position: absolute; left: 65vw; top: 60vh;}


article { display: block; text-align: left; width: 650px; height: 100%; margin: 20vh auto;  color: #FFFFFF;}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<article>
<center><h1>We&rsquo;ll be back soon!</h1></center>
<div witdh="200vw">
<p>Sorry for the inconvenience but we&rsquo;re performing some maintenance at the moment.</p>
</div>
&mdash; The Team

<!-Dont Delete this unless you have payed to Remove Forumotion Copyrights-------->

<a href="http://www.forumotion.com/" target="_blank"><div class="h2">
<center><font size="2">Create a free forum</font><br>
<img src="http://im0.all-up.com/static/images/free-hosting-forum.png" HEIGHT="30" WIDTH="30" BORDER="0"><br>
<font size="2">© 2014, forumotion.com</font>
</center></div></a>
<!------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
</article>

</body>

Go back to html page management and copy the Link URL to the new html page

Now Navigate To Admin panel> Display>Home page>generalities 

And put this code in the home page message

Code:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=YourURLHERE" />

Just Replace The YourUrlHere with the To The Url To The HTML page You Created

and this is what it will look like

http://justtesting1.forumotion.com/h1-forum-down


Last edited by thetwistedkilla on October 9th 2014, 6:30 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : forgot somthing)

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Post by Ramdaman on October 9th 2014, 6:47 pm

Just as a tip if you paid to remove footer links you aren't allowed to remove copyrights.

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