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How do I make my articles list the index for my forum
Admin CP: Setup > Options > Basic Board Information
Index Page Route:
How do I rename the "ewr-porta" sub-directory to something else
Admin CP: Setup > Navigation> Route Filters > Add route filter
I have two "home" tabs, how do I get rid of one
Admin CP: Setup > Navigation > Public Navigation
Disable the default "home" tab
My articles list does not have a feature slider on top of it
The feature slider is no longer built into the article list. It is instead a widget, which can be placed anywhere on your forum. This makes it more universal and easier to manage.
Admin CP: Appearance > Widgets > Add widget >
How do I put my feature slider above the fold/main content area
XenPorta > Features
User the "relocate slider" option in the feature widget to relocate the slider anywhere you want.
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What is the difference between "full" and "split" widget locations
"Full" widget locations place each widget at full width in each line. Basically the same as every other widget location built into XenForo 2. Each new widget in a "full" location will appear below the previous.
"Split" widget locations attempt to place each widget in a horizontal flex-box; like a grid. It will attempt to put new widgets to the side of previous widgets, instead of below it. I say "attempt" because there is a minimum width for widgets, and if the user's view-port is too small, it will respond responsively.
Why are there so few widgets in this version compared to the previous
XenForo 2 has a built-in HTML widget, which works fantasticly... you can even use XenForo template syntax in it! Because of this, unless you need specific PHP backend procedures for a widget, there is no real reason to make a widget for something which can simply be placed as HTML code.