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Maximum number of sections?

What is the maximum number of sections in the forum? If I create 10,000 sections / subsections, it will slow down his work or not?


Well-known member
There is no max. However there used to be and may still be a limit in the admin control panel to how many are displayed. There is a performance issue with 10,000 forums/subforums but thats any software. Any software can work around it a bit so yes there is a performance difference between software suites.


XenForo developer
Staff member
There's no hard limit, but I doubt with 10000 you'd get ideal performance or UI without making specific customizations. Consider the forum list which pulls data from all forums (and can actually display all of them) or interfaces where you need to pick a particular forum out of all of them (moving a thread).