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Solved How to hide my forum

Post by TechGeek on October 28th 2011, 9:51 am

I am using html pages for all my pages and do not want the forum to be visible but, yet still be able to sign into my control panel. I have been using the forum is in construction option with a customized message that the forum is no longer active. I would like a way to hide the forum without deleting it. Is there a way? Thanks in advance.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Aomine on October 28th 2011, 10:11 am

I think the only way to hide your forum is to use the forum construction ... Wink
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Lightning8510 on October 28th 2011, 11:58 am

to set the forum permissions

Administration Panel,
1 General
2 Forums
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Festina Lente on October 28th 2011, 8:46 pm

To hide your forum you can do like this:
Administration Panel>General>Configuration... and choose Forum in construction... or Forum in holiday... it is my opinion
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by FrozenX on October 28th 2011, 8:52 pm

If it's punbb, in the overall_header (template) you can add, a this code:

Code:
<meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0;url=http://www.repairbotsonline.com"></HEAD>

This means, that they (users/guests) can't go anywhere else on the forums, besides the html pages that you've created.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by TechGeek on October 29th 2011, 7:40 am

FrozenX wrote:If it's punbb, in the overall_header (template) you can add, a this code:

Code:
<meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0;url=http://www.repairbotsonline.com"></HEAD>

This means, that they (users/guests) can't go anywhere else on the forums, besides the html pages that you've created.

Thanks for this. However, can you please tell me how to add that code to the header. I have browsed and seen no way to edit the template. Sorry I'm a noob at this.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Much appreciated. Smile
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by FrozenX on October 29th 2011, 8:15 am

Go To:

http://www.repairbotsonline.com/admin

Click 'Advanced' Then click on Display, scroll down, and on the left hand side, there should be the category 'General' under Templates, click on 'General' Find, Overall_Header (roughly in the middle), and click , now add that code above, at the top of the page.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Guest on October 30th 2011, 9:31 am

Administration Panel>General>Configuration... and choose Forum in construction.
Put this code:
Code:
  <style type="text/css">
    #mentenanta {
        background-color: #ffffff;
        margin: 0px ;
        padding: 0px;
        top: 0px;
        bottom: 0px;
        right: 0px;
        left: 0px;
        font-family: verdana;
        font-size: 11px ;
        height: 100%;
        position: fixed;
        width: 100% ;
        z-index: 999;
    }
    </style>
    <div id="mentenanta">
You text here.
    </div>

Now you can enter in ACP with /admin..
Ex: http://yourforumname.forumotion.com/admin
I hope I help you Very Happy

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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Latinosvet on October 30th 2011, 6:34 pm

Maybi AP.... General
..... Forums
.... licenses
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by MrMario on October 30th 2011, 7:05 pm

Latinosvet wrote:Maybi AP.... General
..... Forums
.... licenses

There is no option for licenses on Forumotion.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Darren1 on October 30th 2011, 9:41 pm

Hi,

You could always edit the permissions of the forums so only admins, or specified people can see it.
Admin panel >> General > Categories & Forums > edit the permissions (hit the Perms ) edit & save. Smile
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by TechGeek on November 1st 2011, 8:26 pm

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions. I truly appreciate it.

@ FrozenX I used your method and the forum does redirect to the html pages. However, I can no longer access my admin panel. The log in screen appears briefly but is then redirected to the forum.. Sad What to do now?

Update. I can access the admin panel if I hit the esc at the right moment. I hope there is a better way though...
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by LGforum on November 1st 2011, 8:37 pm

Rideem3's method is the best, it is what i use.

Set a HTML page as your homepage. And then make a widget which redirects to your homepage. Its an effective method.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by TechGeek on November 3rd 2011, 7:45 pm

Replace LINK TO HTML PAGE THAT SAYS IN CONSTRUCTION with the link of an error page, you could make an HTML page and put that link there.

I have created the widget and edited the permissions.
Can you explain how to do the above.. Thanks.

Edit. Now I cannot access the admin panel at all. It redirects to a blank page that says "You can return to the index" in the top left corner..
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by MrMario on November 4th 2011, 4:17 am

Hi,

That means you replace that content with the link to the HTML page. Yes it will also do this to you which can lead to you not logging in which is why you shouldn't do it.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by TechGeek on November 4th 2011, 6:18 pm

MrMario wrote:Hi,

That means you replace that content with the link to the HTML page. Yes it will also do this to you which can lead to you not logging in which is why you shouldn't do it.

Agreed. I will edit the permissions and leave it at that.
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Sanket on November 4th 2011, 7:32 pm

Solved?
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by TechGeek on November 10th 2011, 5:03 am

For now. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Smile
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Solved Re: How to hide my forum

Post by Sanket on November 10th 2011, 6:46 am

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will archive this thread.


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