Not a bug  Search child forums as well


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on the search-page at

there is a check-box saying:
Search child forums as well

why is this showing, when I in fact do not have any child-forums set-up at my website ?


XenForo moderator
Staff member
This is the default search template, it isn't dynamic based on whether there are child forums or not.


XenForo developer
Staff member
It allows you to select a category and search everything within in that. While you don't have to set everything up like that, it's the traditional scheme.