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XF 1.2 How to display category description as text below category title?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by planetzu, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. planetzu

    planetzu Member


    Currently when a user places his/her cursor over the 'Category Title' the 'Category Description' is displayed. Is there a way to display this description in text format right below the 'Category Title' so the users are able to see the Description without having to place their cursor on the Title?

    For example:

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    Would this be possible to achieve?
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Yes, and it's built in.
    Go into your ACP -> Style Properties -> Forum/NodeList for your style and click off the box for Enable Forum Description Tooltips and then update the style settings.
  3. planetzu

    planetzu Member

    Brilliant, thank you!
  4. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Well, something isn't working right.

    I get the tooltips for forum descriptions, so that is working fine. Yet for categories, I do not get tooltips. Instead, I get the description below the category, which I do not want.

    Wrong setting somewhere else? I've had to delete category descriptions until we figure out how to do this.
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Stock style or a paid one?
  6. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Plain old stock XenForo style, right out of the box so to speak. ;)
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    OK, looks like (but don't take this as gospel) it is default to display the category descriptions. The styles by @Audentio I have do a tool tip so I have a feeling it requires some template adjustments.
    Mike Creuzer likes this.
  8. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    That could be. For now I just deleted the descriptions--they are not really necessary here, but I thought it would be nice to offer up tooltips to help new members find their way around.
  9. ajmyersjones

    ajmyersjones New Member

    Thanks for this.

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