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Clicking on forum category: New page vs scrolling

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by PRODOS, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Greetings.

    I'd like to ask about what happens when clicking on a "category".

    For instance ...

    I got to http://xenforo.com/community/

    I click on the category called "XenForo Community Support"

    The page scrolls up so that "XenForo Community Support" is now at the top of the page.
    The URL is now http://xenforo.com/community/#xenforo-community-support.22

    In contrast ....

    I got to a XenForo installation at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/
    (chosen at random by Googling for XenForo sites)

    I click on the category called "Official BrightFort Forum"

    ... and am taken to http://www.wilderssecurity.com/categories/official-brightfort-forum.19/

    ... which is a new page.

    Question: Why do these two sites behave differently when clicking on a category?

    I prefer the click category >> new page behaviour.

    Is that easy to configure?

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Best Wishes,

    PRODOS
    Melbourne, Australia
     
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    There is an option in the ACP... and it's a selectable one to either create a new page or scroll down.
     
  3. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Thanks Tracy.

    I'll try it out on my XenForo demo when I get back home.

    Best Wishes,

    PRODOS
    Melbourne, Australia
     
  4. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Okay, here's how it's done (in case others find it useful) ...

    Log in to Admin, of course.

    Click "Options" (either from the square images in the middle, or from the left-hand column links)

    A list of items is displayed.

    Click on "Node & Forum List".

    Now click the checkbox labelled "Create Pages for Categories".

    Note: This link/checkbox explains: "When enabled, clicking on a link to a category will take you to a dedicated page that only shows the children of that category. When disabled, users will be redirected to the full forum list and scrolled to the correct category."​

    Finally, "Save Changes".​

    Done.
     
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Most of us are aware of how it's done.. there is just the habit of not providing support related answers in an open area like this since unlicensed persons frequently post in them for support and for the rest of us (non-staff) it is difficult to discern who is and isn't licensed.... ergo the generic "yes, it is an option" responses. ;)
     
  6. PRODOS

    PRODOS Member

    Thanks Tracy. Understood. :)
     

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