Cloning categories

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?
 

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.
 

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.
 

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
 

John917

Member
Any chance the addon is available? Looking for something like this right now. Any other ideas on how to do this without doing it manually? Perhaps through phpmyadmin...
 
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