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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Sun 17 May - 17:12

Hi, I wish to have forums that still exist but do not show up on the index/home... is this possible? I only want some to do this!

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Post by SLGray on Sun 17 May - 17:48

AP > General > Forum > Categories & Forums
Create a new one or modify the permissions of the ones you want hidden.
Make sure to press the advance mode link at the bottom on each permissions page.
Uncheck the boxes for the groups you do not want to see certain forums?

Do you mean forums or categories?


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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Sun 17 May - 18:03

I mean forums... I still want users to be able to access them, but not see them on the index/portal/home. @SLGray
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Post by SLGray on Mon 18 May - 0:33

AP > Display > Homepage > Structure & Hierarchy
Try the 6 different styles.


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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 11:55

When doing this it removes the sub-forums for everything.... I don't want that.. I just want to make hidden forums...but still accessible if the link is given.

What I'm trying to do is to get the sub-sub-forums as links on the index.

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Post by brandon_g on Mon 18 May - 12:25

So you want TPP Forum Etiquette inside TPP Rules & Guidelines? If so in ACP-->General--> Categories and forums and modify TPP Forum Etiquette... Attach to: TPP Rules & Guidelines click save.

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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 12:36

@Brandon_g I want the Guidelines and Etiquette inside News and Announcements.

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Post by brandon_g on Mon 18 May - 12:40

Ok then do the above but attach it to News and Announcements instead Smile.


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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 12:52

@brandon_g wrote:Ok then do the above but attach it to News and Announcements instead Smile.
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This has already been done. I want links.


Like this.
I understand there is an option to make the forums a link but I want the SUB-SUB FORUMS to be a link.

I want the links to appear underneath the description of News & Announcements.

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Post by brandon_g on Mon 18 May - 14:32

I believe this may need to be done using css or through the templates.


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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 14:38

Alright. I'll wait here for somebody who knows how to do that.

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Post by brandon_g on Mon 18 May - 15:07

Maybe @Ange Tuteur can help you? With his superhuman coding skills. Very Happy.


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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 15:10

@Ange Tuteur Helllooo!

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Post by Ange Tuteur on Mon 18 May - 15:18

Administration Panel > Display > Structure and Hierarchy

Index packing :
Choose medium, save.

Hierarchy :
Stay where you are and scroll to the bottom.

Sub-level links on index : Yes OR With pics, save.


No coding required to show sub-level links. bounce

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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 16:34

@Ange Tuteur This does not work for me.

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Post by brandon_g on Mon 18 May - 17:21

Must be your forum theme/design then... Maybe Sad.

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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Mon 18 May - 18:09

@brandon_g Hm, how peculiar. It's a shame, as I quite like my theme.

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Post by SLGray on Mon 18 May - 18:13

Post the link to the theme on www.hitskins.com .


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Post by Ange Tuteur on Mon 18 May - 20:14

If you set the index packing to "medium", and choose "yes" to display sub-level links, it'll appear similar to this :


Looking at your forum, the index packing is too open, which is why the sub-level links are not displaying.

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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Tue 19 May - 7:29

@Ange Tuteur Back to my original question, is it possible to have forums hidden on the index, but still accessible to all members if they receive the link.

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Post by Ange Tuteur on Tue 19 May - 13:49

Yeah, you could use a bit of CSS to forcefully hide the link from display. An example :
Code:
a[href^="/f1-"] { display:none }

That would hide any and all links that link directly to FORUM 1. Just change the 1 to the ID of the forum, which is visible directly from the link.

Ex : /f43-
help.forumotion.com/f43-scripts-coding-problems

The only problem is it'll hide the link anywhere you post it, so a parent is necessary if you want to hide it in a certain location.

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Post by ForeverPotterLock on Tue 19 May - 16:39

@Ange Tuteur I'm sorry I'm a complete amateur, what do you mean by a "parent"?

EDIT: This is what happens when I remove the link,

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Post by Ange Tuteur on Wed 20 May - 13:56

A parent is simply a container that holds the link. In your image, the parent would be that row. Just a small example to demonstrate :
Code:
<TABLE>
  <TR>
    <TD>
      <A>
    </TD>
  </TR>
</TABLE>

A is the child element of TD, so TD is the direct parent element. TR is the direct parent of TD, and TABLE is the direct parent of TR. Think of TABLE as the great grandparent. Razz


The result in your image is expected, since you're hiding the link and not the container. Anyway, you might need to take a different approach for what you're wanting to do. Remove that CSS I gave you before, and go to Administration Panel > modules > javascript codes management > create a new script
( Make sure JS code management is enabled first )

Placement : In the homepage
Code:
$(function() {
  var forums = '48|49',
      a = document.getElementsByTagName('TR'), i = 0, t, r = new RegExp('href="/f(' + forums + ')-.*?"');
 
  for (;t = a[i]; i++) if (t.firstChild.width == 46 && r.test(t.innerHTML)) t.style.display = 'none';
});

At the top you'll see forums, this is a string that holds a list of forum IDs. Make sure that each forum Id is separated by a |. I placed 48 and 49 as an example, these forums will automatically be hidden on the index.

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