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XF 1.2 Non-Pop-Up SubForum Listing Format

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by CivilWarTalk, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. CivilWarTalk

    CivilWarTalk Active Member

    Is it possible to change the layout of the subforums list while pop-ups are disabled?

    Right now the sub forums are listed in order by rows, rather than in order by columns. This means if I have forums pre-sorted in alphabetical order in the admin CP, the subforum menu shows

    Forum A Forum B Forum C
    Forum D Forum E Forum F
    Forum G Forum H Forum I
    Forum J Forum K Forum L

    I would rather see:

    Forum A Forum G
    Forum B Forum H
    Forum C Forum I
    Forum D Forum J
    Forum E Forum K
    Forum F Forum L

    This seems more aesthetically pleasing, as well as more practical.
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Add the following in EXTRA.CSS and adjust the pixel size of the subforum li to suit.

    .nodeList .node .subForumList li { width: 250px; } 
    .nodeList .node .subForumList {width: 50%;}
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  3. CivilWarTalk

    CivilWarTalk Active Member

    That's good, and I like that, but it's not exactly what I meant. Perhaps this isn't a "styling" issue in the traditional sense.

    I'll simplify my example. In a stock install, if subforums are displayed, and are sorted in the admin CP by alphabetical order, the forums sort this way:

    A B C D E
    F G H I J
    K L M N O
    P Q R S T
    U V W X Y

    I would prefer sorting this way:

    A F K P U
    B G L Q V
    C H M R W
    D I N S X
    E J O T Y
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Ah yeah I see what you mean. I might be mistaken but I'm quite sure this will require a template edit or require an add-on of some sort. Perhaps @King Kovifor or @Brogan can jump in here and dismiss/confirm that.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, there's no way to re-order an li list like that using CSS.
  6. CivilWarTalk

    CivilWarTalk Active Member

    I didn't think so, but I figured it didn't hurt to ask.
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What Paul said, and it may be rather difficult to even order it like that in columns and columns so it isn't one obnoxiously long column.

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