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Implemented Ability to modify and re-order default help pages in the Admin CP

Pereira

Well-known member
#2
I agree about being able to re-order them but wouldn't XF want to control some of those pages so that they can easily edit them when they release a new version? BBCodes for example shouldn't ever need to be edited.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#3
You can edit any of the pages currently in the help system by editing the templates directly. This system works in essentially the same way as far as I am aware and only adds to the default ones. This suggestion would only bring it to a single page and easier to edit them.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
Well most of them have a lot of PHP code behind them, BB Codes is a perfect example. They would need to be PHP Callbacks, in which case they would still be editable by XenForo in subsequent versions.
 

shawn

Well-known member
#5
BBCodes for example shouldn't ever need to be edited.
Sure it does. Lots of us use custom BB codes. But regardless of that, it doesn't make sense to have a system that only allows you to edit some of the help pages. From a UI perspective, it should expose all of the Help pages within the same editor.
 

Pereira

Well-known member
#6
Sure it does. Lots of us use custom BB codes. But regardless of that, it doesn't make sense to have a system that only allows you to edit some of the help pages. From a UI perspective, it should expose all of the Help pages within the same editor.
So when XF upgrades to a new version how would they add or take away from the list? Some pages need to be left editable only by XF.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
Some of the pages would have back end code provided by a PHP callback, XenForo will have full control of that, as ever.
The front end of the pages would still be templates in the template system. XenForo will have full control of that, as ever.

Nothing really changes. If we modify templates, they will become outdated if changed by XF. If we modify the original code, that will be overwritten. If we change the page so it calls different code, then the changes won't apply. But none of this is particularly different from how it works now.
 

popr

Active member
#12
At a minimum, it is important to be able to re-order the pages.. I want the most basic help at the top (like how to register), forum rules, etc.. BB codes and smilies would go way at the bottom. Is there any way to manually reorder them?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#16
The default help pages are now exposed in the control panel and can be reordered (or disabled) in XF2. They're also backed by templates, so those templates can be customized if needed (as any other template).