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XF 1.2 How to have same look for categories under a forum?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Bartholomeus, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    I want to have the same look for categories when i create a category under a forum. I will explain better.

    When i create a category in the forum homepage, i obtain this:
    http://i.imgur.com/9l9QMHp.png

    But if i create a category under a forum, it looks like this:
    http://i.imgur.com/88rYvVn.png

    There a way to have the same look when i create a category under a forum?
     
  2. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

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  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    What you show is not a category... it's a node. Not quite understanding what you want to do.
    The flow goes like this
    Catetory
    -----Node
    -----Node
    -------Node
    Category
    -----Node

    Categories are just a container for (usually) similar node topics.

    You can also have a Category defined under an actual node (forum) itself also.
     
  4. Stacy Enco

    Stacy Enco Member

    not quite sure what you trying to achieve here.
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Just to clear up any confusion, a category is a node.
    As are forums, pages and link forums.

    http://xenforo.com/help/nodes/
     
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Agreed... but you can't say

    Node
    ----Node
    ----Node
    -----Node

    and understand that some of those would be categories. In the example I gave they are separate entities. In the image he related what he was referring to as "Categories" are forum nodes... not Category nodes. o_O

    Node what I mean Vern? (Pun on movie - albeit a moronic movie - lexicon meant). :D
     
  7. Stacy Enco

    Stacy Enco Member

    are u picking on brogan? >.<
     
  8. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    No, there are category node.

    That's my test forum: http://ks3272374.kimsufi.com/testing/


    I give you an example...if i want to organize all my forums, i use categories to separate them in home.

    Now i want to categorize my subforums in categories like in homepage, but i can't because if i create a category under a forum, it looks like a forum node, not a category node.

    Sorry for my bad english, i hope you understand what i mean...
     
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Think I understand what you mean now.
    They are sub-categories. Hmmm... will install a test site and see how they style. I've honestly never done that before.
     
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  10. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    Basically I think the op is asking how to have a sub heading in forum level 2...I messed around a bit but it will require some template edits and some css trickery.
     
  11. Stacy Enco

    Stacy Enco Member

    not hard read what brogan posted once you create a catagory, you can make some nodes (forums) to make subforums make child forums, also experiment with the siblings xenforo uses a great system so experiment with some things.
     
  12. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    Have you tried?

    Ok but with siblings and subforums i can't see the number of discussions/post and the last poster...what i want it's to have the standard system. With subforums i can't have that...

    Unfortunately i'm not an expert coder. :-(
     
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Haven't had time lately. Been busy moving my forums around from two VPS's onto individual VPS's.
     
  14. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    ok no problem!

    do you think that will require an addon or simply a css/template modification? @Chris D @Sheldon i know that you are expert in template modification, do you have an idea to do that? I would pay to have this feature in my forum, is very important.
     
  15. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    This example is exactly what i want! There are categories under other categories, but if you, this is the same category layout! How i can obtain that? If i try to create a category under a category, it looks very different...
     
  16. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    If you see here, if i try to create a category under a category, the forums under the "sub-category" are not viewable directly...that's my problem. :/
     
  17. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    It looks like he's modified some templates for sure. I don't get much into modding the templates as I usually get a style that I like and use what it utilizes. Have you thought about joining his site and starting a conversation with him to see if he will share?
     
  18. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    If i can know the member that own this website...
     
  19. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Fix94 is a global mod over there (he's online now) and can probably tell you. I'm sure once you are a member you can view the members list and find who is shown as Staff/Administrator.
     
  20. Bartholomeus

    Bartholomeus New Member

    I will try to contact the admins, i'm a little surprised that this is not the "default" scenario for categories...hope to find the solution soon.
     

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