• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Lack of interest Category/Subcategory improvements

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#1
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:

https://xenforo.com/community/threads/sub-albums.87258/

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

https://xenforo.com/community/threads/let-users-make-their-own-categories-sub-forums.87233/
 
Last edited:

Martok

Well-known member
#2
I would like if the subcategories had a thumbnail, so when the parent category opens, it shows you thumbnails of its subcategories.
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.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#3
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.
Ah, OK well that's good to know.

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

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#5
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.