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XF 1.5 How to change Home Link?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Tseren Zurganov, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Tseren Zurganov

    Tseren Zurganov New Member

    I downloaded xenforo a couple of days ago.

    Everything's going great so far, but I'd like to change the link for button highlighted below.


    I'd like it to go to the forum directory (like the forums button next to it) instead of the index page of the website.

    I find that it's difficult to return to the main forum page when you're in a conversation, for example.

    The instructions I've been finding so far seem to be related to an older version of xen foro where the template code was different.
  2. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Home Page URL ........http://yoursite.com/yourforum/

    This is the URL to your home page, outside of the board. If this is left blank, 'Home' will not appear in the navigation.
  3. Tseren Zurganov

    Tseren Zurganov New Member

  4. Tseren Zurganov

    Tseren Zurganov New Member

    I'm not sure if you understood my issue.

    The xenforo of my website is as follows - www.website.com/forums

    The index of my website is not connected to xenforo - www.website.com

    Yet the 'Home' part links back to the index page if you click it.

    I went to the navigation portion of the templates section in admincp could find the code for it.

    What I' trying to accomplish is something like this:


    The forum is sherdog.net

    The button highlighted redirects to their forum index (www.sherdog.com/forums) instead of their website index (www.sherdog.com).

    This is not the case with my forums and I'd like to fix this issue to improve the user experience.
  5. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Do an ACP search for the Index Page Route option, where you can change the destination page.
  6. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    That isn't what changes the home link.

    To remove the home link simply clear the field for the Home Page URL in the Options > Basic Board Information.
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  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Steve. I took change to mean changing the link destination, not removing it.
  8. Tseren Zurganov

    Tseren Zurganov New Member

    Okay, great- it worked!!!

    But now my banner isn't hyperlinked to the home page of my website (it is instead hyperlinked to the forum index page).

    I'm glad that the 'Home' section is gone but I' still prefer the banner to be hyperlinked to the home page.
  9. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Well the Home Page URL option and the Link Logo to Home Page URL pretty much work together so removing the URL links it to the forum list (or whatever is set for Route Index).

    You can edit the logo_block template

    Search for:
    And replace it with your URL.

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