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Cloning categories

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Jigsaff, May 15, 2013.

  1. Jigsaff

    Jigsaff Member

    I have a category with 70 forums inside. I need to make another 100 different categories, which will include the same 70 forums. How can I do this?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The only way to do it is to create each one manually.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'd probably recommend rethinking things a bit - 7000 forums is almost always a bad idea.
     
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  4. Jigsaff

    Jigsaff Member

    These figures are just for example. :)
     
  5. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I remember asking about a clone feature when XF first started, and I went on mentioning it for s while but it faded out on me.
    This is one of the few things I miss from VB. When making a new category or forum, I could select an existing one as a template, rename it, then tweak it sljghtly if necessary. Very useful.
     
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  6. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    'Cloning' forums is something that I miss from phpBB when I moved over to Xenforo. On phpBB when setting up a new forum you had the option of copying the permissions from an existing forum to the new one. I know that Xenforo lets child nodes inherit permissions from the parent but you can't do this for other nodes.
     
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  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Inheriting permissions is a big part of it, but also things like doing a copy and paste on the description, adding the order etc
    VB had it so easy - a dropdown to select the forum or category then just change the name and you're done.

    a mega addition would be batch clone - with an initial default naming convention of same name plus a numeral.

    nodes as tabs might need a tweak
     
  8. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    DP has his own addon similar to this, virtual forum.
     

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