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XF 1.5 Creating a thread as a category?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by T Money, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    Normally as I understand it, a thread belongs to a forum, which in turn belong to a category:


    Is there a way to create a thread as a category, thereby bypassing a forum page?
  2. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    I do not think that that is possible.
  3. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    What's the end goal?

    You can swap the category for a forum (forums can have sub-forums), in which you could create a thread.

    |- Threads
    |- Subforum
    |-- Threads
  4. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    I want to create a single thread only that belongs to one category (and no more threads will be allowed), hence do not require a forum page to minimize the hassle.

    For example: for this thread "Creating thread as a category?", I wish to place it in the main "Forums" page and go directly here, without going to "Xenforo Community Support".
  5. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    You could create a forum (instead of a category) and disable all posting to it for everyone but admins, but that still wouldn't display the thread in the node list.

    What I would do is create a (stickied and closed) thread in a forum somewhere, and create a link node to it. It still requires your thread to be in a forum, but it will at least be in the node list. This is what is done with the FAQ node here:


    Otherwise it would require custom development.
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  6. T Money

    T Money Active Member

    Jeremy P thanks, this looks like a good alternative.
    What do you think about creating a page node? Is there an advantage/disadvantage setting up a page node vs. link node?
  7. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    A page node could work too, it would really be down to your own needs and preference. A page node works like a static page on a website (see https://xenforo.com/community/pages/example-page/ for an example).

    A link node can link to anything, a thread, post, or even an entirely different website.

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