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XF 1.2 Merge Forums/Move Threads

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by LuvMeSumZen, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. LuvMeSumZen

    LuvMeSumZen Active Member

    I want to merge two forums, but do not see a way to do that. I though simply the best way then would be to move all the threads from one to the other, but the Select All only lets me check the threads for one page at a time. I would have to do that for nearly 100 pages.

    Surely there's a better way yes?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Use the batch threads feature in the ACP.
     
  3. LuvMeSumZen

    LuvMeSumZen Active Member

    I looked for that feature and cannot find it. I used "batch threads" in the SE here and noithing related comes up. I know there must be a manual for learning at least the basics of the ACP but I cannot find that either - looked in the resource center lots of helpfulstuff but didn't see anything akin to a manual. I'm trying to find these things though I promise! Could you point me toward a resoucce that will help me learn the ACP, and in the meantime tell me where the batch thread feature is? I found the batch update option.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. LuvMeSumZen

    LuvMeSumZen Active Member

    I read the manual and it has educated me about many things, but it did not give me the confidence to try and merge forums using the batch update threads feature. None of the fields are explained to a degree that describes what I should do - unless I missed that part in the manual. Can anyone take a stab at describing how to use this feature?
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Select the forum you want to move threads from on the first screen, continue, and choose your destination.
     
  7. LuvMeSumZen

    LuvMeSumZen Active Member

    I guess the terminology is throwing me - I don't want to delete anything accidentally. When I select the forum I want to merge into another, the button says "Search" instead of "Next". I clicked it anyway and it takes me to the next page asking for the destination forum "Move to Forum", but it doesn't verify which forum is being moved. I have to have faith that the forum I selected is actually in the queue, but it doesn't show the queue. After I select the destination forum, the action button does not say "Update Forums" it says "Update Threads". Is this how it's supposed to work? Maybe I am too cautious but I like to clearly know what is about to happen before it does, and none of this looks exactly right.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You are performing the action on threads, not forums.

    On the first screen, select the forum you want to move the threads from, in the "Forum" field.
    Click "Search".

    On the second screen, select the forum you want to move the threads to, in the "Move to forum" field.
    Click "Update Threads".
     
  9. LuvMeSumZen

    LuvMeSumZen Active Member

    Thank you. That clarified it perfectly for me. My username should be Trog. :whistle:
     

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