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What are "Link Forums"

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ryan Kent, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    I am in my Admin CP Node Tree and I see the option to Create New Link Forum. I created a page and directed the URL to http://www.yahoo.com just for testing purposes. I noticed whenever I selected the page, I went to yahoo. My question is...what's the practical use?

    Also I am just getting started with my first XenForo installation. I have read a lot of these forums and those on XenFans. I am watching videos but I keep running into a lot of questions like the one above. I hate to open a thread for each and flood the forums, especially knowing these threads will quickly move to deeper pages in the forums and probably not be helpful to the next person in need. Is there ANY form of documentation prepared? I am willing to be a beta tester. I don't require perfection, anything would be helpful.
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's it. They just link hyperlink to the location you specify. Are there any external pages that your users frequent? You can use a link forum to create a shortcut to that page in your forum listing.

    Probably not until the software goes gold. In the meantime these forums are a good resource.
     
  3. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    Can you offer any sort of real world example where this feature might be used? I would think if you wanted a user to go to another site you just offer a link to click on.

    Sorry to ask. I want to get the most out of these forums and understand each feature as fully as possible.
     
  4. Decent60

    Decent60 Well-Known Member

    Maybe you have an Arcade system or a Shop on your site. Instead of cluttering up the Navbar, you can put it in a relative spot on the board.
     
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  5. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    I also use it on my site to put a more noticeable link to the site's rules at the top of the forum, instead of just in the little "Terms and Rules" link at the bottom. :)
     
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  6. Ryan Kent

    Ryan Kent Well-Known Member

    thank you both [​IMG]
     
  7. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    I use them on our site to create specific links to our wiki, depending on which section of the forum one is on.
     
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    What better real-world example than here on XenForo:
    http://xenforo.com/community/link-forums/random-questions-answered.19/

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    In this case, it's being used to link to a thread that is considered useful to the majority/all of the forum.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Documentation is currently being written, in preparation for the stable release.

    In the meantime, feel free to ask as many questions as you like.
    You may even find an answer by using search but if not, that's what the forum is for.
     

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