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XF 1.5 How to change a Forum to Category

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Dadparvar, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Dadparvar

    Dadparvar Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I have this structure in my forum:
    Category1
    -Forum1
    --Sub-Forum1
    --Sub-Forum2​
    -Forum2
    --Sub-Forum1
    --Sub-Forum2​
    ...

    Now, I want to change Forum1 and Forum2 to Category and Sub-Forums to Forums. So, the result will be:
    Category1
    -Category1
    --Forum1
    --Forum2​
    -Category2
    --Forum1
    --Forum2​
    ...

    How can I do that? Is there any direct way to do it? Or I should create Categories and move sub-forums to it and then remove the Forums? Any opinion will be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Hamed
     
  2. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I think you would have to create the new categories then make those the direct parent of what are currently the sub forums

    If there are no posts in what are currently forum 1 & 2 then just delete them, otherwise move any posts first

    EDIT

    I just realised I think that is what you suggested as your second option.

    It is very straightforward
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Node types can't be changed after the fact, so yes, new ones need to be made.
     
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  4. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    If you have backlinks or Google indexing of those Forums, it might be a good idea to put a couple of redirects in your .htaccess
     
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  5. Dadparvar

    Dadparvar Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mr Lucky for your attention and important point,

    I decided to reach my goal by changing some forum options.
     
  6. Dadparvar

    Dadparvar Well-Known Member

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  7. Sam F

    Sam F Active Member

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