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Display order numbering for categories and forums

Discussion in 'Tips and Guides [Archive]' started by Brogan, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This might seem like an obvious one to some people but when entering the display order numbers, use increments of 10 or more to allow for changes in the future.

    For example, if you have the following forums set up and number them 1 to 5:

    Forum A
    Forum B
    Forum C
    Forum D
    Forum E

    If you add a forum in the future between forums 1 and 2, you will have to renumber every forum below it to get the order correct.

    If however you number them 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 then you have the ability to add 9 more forums between each one.

    If you want to be really on the safe side then you can number them 100, 200, 300....

    The same principle applies to display styling priority for user groups.
    Fuhrmann, Maryam, Louis and 4 others like this.
  2. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    interesting ...
    xf should have an arrow up and down, lets not use numbering system?
    Neal, BlackMuddler, iTuN3r and 2 others like this.
  3. BlackMuddler

    BlackMuddler Active Member

    Or maybe some sort of ajax move around ..
    Neal likes this.
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Why not go the whole hog and use a complete widget system, so I can just drag from the top straight to the bottom and not repeatedly click a down arrow!
  5. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    id be happy to have a simple textfield on the list display page
  6. James

    James Well-Known Member

    A good start would be HTML5 <input type="number" /> to give a nice scrolling number box.
  7. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    This is how I do my forums Brogan, what would solve this issue would be what IPB have done with their forum management. Drag and Drop :)
    erich37 likes this.
  8. kilcher

    kilcher Active Member

    I've used 10,20,30 for a while now. It would be nice to be able to just drag and drop or at least have those numbers right on the main page so you didn't have to go into each one individually.
    dieketzer likes this.
  9. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    I agree, it should be ajax controlled. IPB is and it makes things so much easier.
  10. dono

    dono Member

    sorry.. this feature already exist ?
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you mean display order numbering, then yes.
  12. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    that depends on what you mean.
    if you refer to the ability to order nodes, the answer is yes.
    if you refer to the ability to do it easily, from the listing, using any of the ways suggested in this thread, the answer is no.
  13. dono

    dono Member

    if you refer to the ability to order nodes, the answer is yes. -- where is that ? I can't see it
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's the Display Order field when editing the node.
  15. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

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