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Post by Guest on July 2nd 2008, 9:05 pm

I wasn't sure to put this!

I created a poll and added it to the suggestions are to get this implemented and fixed.

Basically when you create an HTML page, you are giving the option to add it as your homepage however if you do this then you loss your forum index.
Instead of the main forum the html page replaces it thus you lose your forum.

Is there a way to change the forum into the sub index or change the address of the main forum once i have set the HTML Homepage?

Example

Before HTML Homepage Is Set:

Your home page is;
www.whatever.com

After HTML Homepage Is Set:
www.whatever.com/forum

This then means you can still link into the main forum aswell as have your homepage!!!!!!!

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Post by Guest on July 2nd 2008, 9:48 pm

Any Ideas people?

I've been at this for about 7 hours now and i really really realllllllllly want this sorted

In the end i want a homepage and then a link on the homepage to take you to the main forum but because the HTML Homepage has been reassigned as the index.htm there is no forum Sad

I need you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Post by Guest on July 3rd 2008, 9:45 pm

Ok guys I still haven't managed to find a way around this issue and need help

Come on guys, this is doing my head in lmao

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Post by Boxing_Green on July 4th 2008, 9:11 pm

Hi,

I'm having exactly the same problem and have tried everything.

It seems that the forum address doesnt automatically change and therefore it's being lost.

Please can we get some help on this issue?

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Post by Guest on July 4th 2008, 9:15 pm

I thought i was alone on this one for a while lol

I have tried add redirections however the HTML seams to override it Sad

A lolly pop to whom ever comes up with a working functional solution that is plausible!!!


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Post by Boxing_Green on July 6th 2008, 11:56 am

This problem seems so silly. Why isn't there a specific main forum page.

The only way I have found to bypass the problem is to create a fake forum and attach my usual forums to this. However stats arent picked up and it's not the ideal solution.

Why arent catergories reconised only forums? Catergories return the page to index?
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Post by Guest on July 6th 2008, 2:18 pm

blackeye

admin panel--->Modules--->Portal management--->Create a new page --Called it website or whatever you want

then click onto it remove the sides columns add a custom box and add your your htlm codes in there and set that portal as your index page.
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Post by Guest on July 6th 2008, 4:07 pm

I've tried that already however it leaves alot of tables still in the code giving issues with the actual "Homepage"

The option is there to make an html page a homepage so why not fix that option rather than advising users to alter the portal and making it slightly more difficult for the users, depending on how much coding knowledge they have of course...

Please refer to this page

https://help.forumotion.com/suggestions-for-your-forums-f30/html-redirection-of-homepage-t20814.htm


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Post by Aloverssunset on July 6th 2008, 8:33 pm

You need to add your forum buttons to the new html page as well. What opens is your html page, but if you have no buttons/links for the rest, you have no where to go but that html page, it doesn't mean your forum has disappeared, it just means you need to add the links to the rest of your forum on the new html page...

Text Link...

Code:
<a href="HTTP URL TO YOUR PORTAL page" target="_blank">Title Text: Portal</a>

Or Picture/button linked...

Code:
<a href="Http url to your portal" target="_blank"><img src="http to your picture/button"></a>
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Post by Guest on July 6th 2008, 8:58 pm

It does disappear, please someone try this before i go crazy lmao Razz

I have added links etc to my HTML page, i have been programming for a long time now, i'm looking for one of the team to say, ok here's what we'll do, we'll fix it so the HTML page replaces the portal and the forum stays as it is! Smile

Prime example

I want people to be able to go to the main section of the forum, the forum home page

www.whateverthelink.com

technically the homepage of the site is then the HTML page

www.whateverthelink.com/index

however they are both the same thing , after implementing the HTML as the homepage the HTML simply replaces the file that was used for the forum therefore there is no main forum..........

does that make sense lol

The hierarchy i want to achieve

1. HTML page(Homepage)
2. Forum Home page
3. Forum sub categories

Instead its more like

1. HTML page(Homepage)/Forum Home page
2. Forum sub categories

There is no forum main page any more when the HTML page is set to the Homepage

again please refer to

https://help.forumotion.com/suggestions-for-your-forums-f30/html-redirection-of-homepage-t20814.htm

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Post by Boxing_Green on July 6th 2008, 10:34 pm

Agreed,

The ideal soultion is that the site programers change the main forum page to www.whateverthesite.com/mainforum and note www.whateverthesite.com/index, for example, Or any other way that works

I dont want to use the portal.

Now that would be good. Any chance of this?
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Post by Guest on July 6th 2008, 10:43 pm

Thank you Boxing_Green

I seriously thought there was only a couple of people in here that believed me that it doesn't work as it should and that a simple url fix should be implemented Very good

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Post by Guest on July 7th 2008, 1:32 pm

Ok guys i went that step further and duplicated both the CSS and HTML used by forumotion for my main forum

I am now going to prove the point!

I added a HTML page using the HTML code used for my main forum section
www.techwebsupport.com (alternatively www.techwebsupport.com/index)
to which i renamed "forum"

I then set my customized homepage to "Index", i then added direct links to "forum" and was advised by several people here that the forum will still work that i was coding wrongly

Ok so say i was coding wrongly, the "Homepage" works brilliant and the "forum" shows as it should, now here's the kicker ...............

...............Non of the links held on the main forum work! This code i used for the "forum" i will remind everyone is the direct HTML code used by forumotion and this is because .......

The main forum is taking over by the HTML page and you lose the main forum!!!!

I also tried the portal, needless to say i wasn't happy with the way it came out, wasn't easy but it looked like hell, all the font sizes all over the place and images out of shape depending on what browser you used.

Can someone pleasssssssssssssssse apply the same function used by the portal to the HTML pages so when you set the HTML page to "Homepage" it doesn't take over the forum.....

you can check this out for yourself by visiting my forum page www.techwebsupport.com and selecting the last link "Forum" if you select any of the main forum sections it will take you back to the homepage but will show you the link in the url bar, strange!
and no this is not advertisement i am trying to get people to understand what is happening here so please don't delete the link...

I also want to thank everyone for their input Smile

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Post by Boxing_Green on July 8th 2008, 8:53 pm

I am behind you 100% on this one, definately an issue that has been overlooked.

Please can we get some help here from forumotion...??

mny thanks
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Post by Guest on July 11th 2008, 1:26 pm

Thank you Boxing_Green Razz

I have had no further feedback from anyone regarding this issue, i have sent a staff member a PM and posted this in several area's

Come on guys just a lil feedback plzzzzzzzzzz lol Smile

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Post by Guest on July 14th 2008, 2:18 pm

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Post by Boxing_Green on September 4th 2008, 12:38 am

Disappointing..!

Would have thought this would have been sorted by now.

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