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What to do when the sidebar is too long?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by ForestForTrees, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    Having too many subforums is often listed as a classic mistake that new forums make (I get ten points for finding this link -- perhaps they are only stalker points, but that was a post that influenced me when I was just starting). So what do you do when your sidebar is longer than your forum list?

    I really like @BamaStangGuy 's "who has visited in 24 hours" addon because it let's people know that their posts are read by people they know, but usually I modify it to show fewer people. The following image shows how it would look if I configured things the way I'd like to configure them rather than how they are configured on a day to day basis.


    Thoughts? Would [bd] Widget Framework fix it?
  2. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    use the wd widget block for "24 hours block" and set it to show under the forum list instead of the sidebar :)
  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You could change the number showing in Members Online Recently (if it's the one from @BamaStangGuy) to show fewer members (the rest would appear in the View More link).
  4. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    Awesome ideas. @Martok's idea is what I'm using so far, but @RRWS's is what I might switch to in the future as it will allow me to boost up some of the other widgets.

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