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Lack of Interest Category/Subcategory improvements

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Closed Suggestions' started by Mr Lucky, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Often you want to use a category merely as a heading for a number of subcategories. So you make a parent category that nobody can add media to.

    The problem is this is a bit clunky because if people click on that it appears to be exactly what is is, a category they can't add media to.

    Currently it does open the subcategory menu and on the right it's either a blank page with the message:

    No media has been added yet. And no option to add media - (a bit better would be a message saying, please click on a subcategory)

    Or if the subcatories have media it shows all of those thumbnails, but with clue about which subcategory they are in.

    I would like if the subcategories had a thumbnail, so when the parent category opens, it shows you thumbnails of its subcategories.

    I think there are other good options to making this better, including some other suggestions that have been made, e.g. sub albums:


    Or this, which is associated (users creat albums within a category)

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014
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  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Just to let you know on this bit, you can set thumbnails to display the category in Style Properties > XFMG Elements. Tick the option "Display media category/album on media info overlay". The overlay can also be set in the Style Properties to always be visible rather than just on hover.
  3. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Ah, OK well that's good to know.

    (No I won't ask again if there is an instruction manual anywhere )
  4. Zephyr

    Zephyr Well-Known Member

    Same problem, it would indeed be good to display subcategories into parent category or display the content inside sub-catagories inside the parent categorie.

    Exemple : http://thewitcher3.fr/media/categories/officiel.9/
    It's empty but subcategories have content.
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    To show content from all sub categories, remove all of the Add permissions for that category.

    As the description text states, that will turn it into a container category.
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  6. Zephyr

    Zephyr Well-Known Member

    Ho nice, thank you Chris :)

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