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Post by Cabezon March 29th 2016, 10:49 am

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Hi everyone, I am new here and building a forum. I have used the software before but since I last used phpBB there have been changes and improvements.

So I have five categories only and use the admin panel to create the categories and forums. I see it is set up with forums under the categories but the display just shows the forums?

Also do the categories and forums always go across left to right going down or can they be displayed underneath each other in that way? Thanks.
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Post by SLGray March 29th 2016, 8:23 pm

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One issue is that the category TALKMUSIC is connect to a forum.  You need to remove it from the forum.


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 4:28 am

Somehow managed to get five categories displayed, now have to find a way to get them in order.

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Post by SLGray March 30th 2016, 4:39 am

You can use the green arrows to move them.


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 4:41 am

Also I think I can see now that the second board does not appear because it is set up as a sub-forum.

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I need to know how to make the boards, example in NEWSDESK where there are two boards, show under the category.
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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 4:43 am

SLGray wrote:You can use the green arrows to move them.

Yes, I can move the categories up and down, thank you, now my issue is getting these sub-boards as boards in the categories, I only have two to do, Members Birthdays and World News, then I am set.
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Post by SLGray March 30th 2016, 4:46 am

You have to add two forums if you want to boards.


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 5:03 am

SLGray wrote:You have to add two forums if you want to boards.

As you can see from the last screenshot, I have made two forums but the second of each is showing as a sub-board.

If I click on, for example, MEMBERS ZONE, it takes me to MEMBERS BIRTHDAYS as a sub-board.

What I need is for NEW MEMBERS and MEMBERS BIRTHDAYS to show underneath each other in MEMBERS ZONE, similarly UK NEWS and WORLD NEWS underneath NEWSDESK.
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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 5:34 am

But actually I am happy with it as it is now. The homepage will just show the categories and one forum. When you enter any category you will see the other forum or forums. It keeps the homepage neat and tidy, uncluttered. Thank you to everyone who has helped with this, sorry I may have been hard work. thumleft
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Post by SLGray March 30th 2016, 9:32 am

The reason why is that you press the green X by the forum not the category.  To add more than one forum to a category you have to press the green X by the category.


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 1:27 pm

SLGray wrote:The reason why is that you press the green X by the forum not the category.  To add more than one forum to a category you have to press the green X by the category.

Okay cool, I'll try that.
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Post by Ape March 30th 2016, 2:25 pm

Do you want your forum to look a little like how we have it set up ?

if yes i can make a short video of how to set this up Smile


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 3:05 pm

APE wrote:Do you want your forum to look a little like how we have it set up ?

if yes i can make a short video of how to set this up Smile

Yes please thanks APE. Laughing
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Post by Ape March 30th 2016, 3:06 pm

ok give me a sec to upload it for you Smile


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 3:09 pm

Can I just add that SLGray's instructions have worked, I can now get as many forums as I want into the category. cheers
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Post by Ape March 30th 2016, 3:12 pm

here you go have a watch of this the end part is the bit you really need now Smile


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Post by Cabezon March 30th 2016, 3:19 pm

Ace, APE, I will use this video to help set my forum up better.
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Post by Ape March 30th 2016, 3:20 pm

woops i added the 1st part 2 times LOL

see this part for more help on making your forum look like ours


sorry i made a mess up refresh this page and the video is right now


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