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XF 1.4 Not a forum...sort of.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by tommydamic68, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    How do i get this - different icon and no discussion counts - etc - I have a forum that doesn't get posted in, just information stuff that doesn't get updated frequently.

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  2. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Thats a link node. By your description its not necessarily what you want.
  3. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    It appears it would, as long as clicking the links brings you into the treads posted within that forum, it just looks as if its a dead forum with no action due to me not enabling posting, its sot of like articles in that section. It seems i can't turn a regular node into a link node though.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How would you expect to turn a forum into a link node?

    A link node is simply a link.
    A forum is for posting threads.
  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    A link node isn't a discussion node, it's purely a link to somewhere else.
  6. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I use link nodes in a slightly different way. On my site we have a first person shooter forum which has subforums for 3 games. The link forums are used to highlight these on the front page. You can see for yourself via my signature.

    Maybe this is similar to what you want to achieve?
  7. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    If your referencing this, then yes, just one link though, but I can I do this with an existing forum that already has content?
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  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Just make the existing node invisible, and then create a link node pointing to it.
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  9. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    Where does the icon come from in the link node and can I change it?
  10. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Style Properties > Node Icons

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  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    It's part of the node icon set
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  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Could always just use some simple css to make it look like a different type of node.

    .node_89 .nodeStats, .node_89 .nodeLastPost.secondaryContent, .node_89 .nodeTitle:after {
    display: none;
    .node_89 .nodeIcon
    url(@imagePath/xenforo/newnodeicon.png) no-repeat 0 0 !important;
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  13. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    It didn't change it, I changes the node number to the proper node but it still shows the old node, any thoughts?
  14. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    I got it working - does exactly what I wanted it to do. Thanks for the help.

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