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Post by shigs on September 15th 2010, 4:32 am

My forum discusses different locations in the US. I have it broken down to Northeast, South, Midwest and West coast. I need to put all 50 states into these categories but to make each one a forum or subforum would make my website page super long and I don't want that. What are my options? And I don't know jack about HTML and coding.....

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by Jophy on September 15th 2010, 11:27 am

To hide subforums, apply this settings:
Admin panel > Display > Structure & Hierarchy > Split categories on index : Set it to medium > save

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by shigs on September 16th 2010, 2:11 am

I don't want to hide them, I just don't want a list of 50 states down the front page. I'd like to be able to click let's say "WEST COAST", and that take you to the next page that would list CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON, etc. as separate forums.

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by boffer10 on September 16th 2010, 3:15 am

I've been playing with the same concept: many forums listed without looking cluttered. Here's my test forum. Each little green ball is a forum. There's room for plenty more forums.

http://boffer.creatingforum.com/

It's just a variation of this:
http://help.forumotion.com/tricks-tips-f32/multi-forums-in-one-t21989.htm

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by Jophy on September 16th 2010, 2:26 pm

@shigs wrote:I don't want to hide them, I just don't want a list of 50 states down the front page. I'd like to be able to click let's say "WEST COAST", and that take you to the next page that would list CALIFORNIA, WASHINGTON, etc. as separate forums.
You mean tab that can link you to another set of forums? I guess that's not possible.

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by shigs on September 17th 2010, 1:12 am

Yea I don't have the faintest clue about html coding so I guess I'll just have to go without.....

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by StrongHold on September 17th 2010, 2:20 am

I dont really understand what you are saying... but the HTML shouldnt be too hard

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by shigs on September 17th 2010, 11:47 pm

Basically, on my forum, www.myownrevolution.findtalk.biz, you can talk about different places around the world to visit, roadtrip to, etc. I have the USA broken up into 4 forums, Northeast, South, Midwest, and West Coast. I would like to add each individual state underneath each category but it makes my front page a mile long. I would like to be able to click on, say NORTHEAST, and it go to the next page that would have another set of forums for Maine, New Hampshire, etc. Either that or have a block of tables underneath each section of the USA listing the coinciding states in smaller font so that ir would organized and take up less space.

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by boffer10 on September 18th 2010, 12:11 am

see if setting up your homepage this way helps you out-it doesn't display sub-forums


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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by shigs on September 18th 2010, 12:21 am

If it doesn't display the subforums, how do you get to them??

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by boffer10 on September 18th 2010, 1:07 am

Go here and click on PNW (Pacific Northwest), see if it's what you want.

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by shigs on September 18th 2010, 2:03 am

Thats exactly what I want!

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by boffer10 on September 18th 2010, 2:08 am

Cool, do you understand how to do it?

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by shigs on September 18th 2010, 4:22 am

nope! lol

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Re: Need help with subforums/tables

Post by boffer10 on September 18th 2010, 5:30 am

LOL

Try this:


This will make a 'category' that looks like this:


BaDaBing! I'll be here all weekend!

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