Category Management System

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The first [[admin control panel|control panel]] you see when you click on the '''Category and Forum Management''' link is the '''Category Manager'''. Click on "Edit Forums" to head over to the [[Forum Management System|Forum Manager]]. This control panel allows you to create, edit, remove and reposition the categories of your forum.
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This '''Category Manager''' [[admin control panel|control panel]] allows administrators to create, edit, remove and reposition the categories for their forums. FUDforum uses categories as containers to logically group forums together.
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{{Tip|Click on "Manage Forums" to head over to the [[Forum Management System|Forum Manager]].|300px|right}}
==Add/ edit category==
==Add/ edit category==
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===Collapsible===
===Collapsible===
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Whether or not the users collapse this category on the front page. Note the expand (+) and collapse (-) buttons in front of category names.
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Whether or not users can collapse (hide) this category on the front page. Note the expand (+) and collapse (-) buttons in front of category names.
===Default view===
===Default view===
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* compact
* compact
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Note that the forum will "remember" users' previous settings. For example, if you ''collapse'' a category, it will remain collapsed for your session until you ''open'' it.
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Note that the forum will "remember" users' previous settings. For example, if you ''collapse'' a category, it will remain collapsed for your session until you ''open'' it again.
===Parent category===
===Parent category===
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Make this category a child of another category to create a hierarchy of categories.
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Make this category a child of another category (subcategory) to create a hierarchy of categories.
===Insert position===
===Insert position===
Where to insert the category, below or on top of all the other categories in the forum.
Where to insert the category, below or on top of all the other categories in the forum.
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==Available categories==
Below the form there is a list of all the existing categories in the forum. This list contains links that allow
Below the form there is a list of all the existing categories in the forum. This list contains links that allow
you to
you to
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[[#Edit_Forums|edit the forums inside this category]].
[[#Edit_Forums|edit the forums inside this category]].
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==Available categories==
 
A list of categories is presented at the bottom of the page with the following controls next to each of them:  
A list of categories is presented at the bottom of the page with the following controls next to each of them:  
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===Delete===
===Delete===
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Clicking this link will delete the category and all of the forums assigned to it.
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Clicking this link will delete the category and all of the forums assigned to it.
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Deleted forums can later be undeleted from the [[Deleted Forums]] ACP.
===Change Position===
===Change Position===

Latest revision as of 03:02, 26 July 2011

This Category Manager control panel allows administrators to create, edit, remove and reposition the categories for their forums. FUDforum uses categories as containers to logically group forums together.

Tip Symbol TIP: Click on "Manage Forums" to head over to the Forum Manager.

Contents

Add/ edit category

At the top of the page is a form that will allow you to add a new category. When you are editing a category, the form's values will be filled up with the category's properties allowing you to edit them.

Category Name

The name of the category.

Description

Description of the category, this text will appear adjacent to the category name.

Info Symbol NOTE: You can put raw HTML into this field.

Collapsible

Whether or not users can collapse (hide) this category on the front page. Note the expand (+) and collapse (-) buttons in front of category names.

Default view

Control the default appearance of this category on the front page. Available choices:

  • open (uncollapsed)
  • collapsed
  • compact

Note that the forum will "remember" users' previous settings. For example, if you collapse a category, it will remain collapsed for your session until you open it again.

Parent category

Make this category a child of another category (subcategory) to create a hierarchy of categories.

Insert position

Where to insert the category, below or on top of all the other categories in the forum.


Available categories

Below the form there is a list of all the existing categories in the forum. This list contains links that allow you to edit the category, delete the category, change its position in the category list and edit the forums inside this category.

A list of categories is presented at the bottom of the page with the following controls next to each of them:

Edit Forums

When you click on this link you will be taken to a forum management page, allowing you to manage the forums assigned to this category.

Info Symbol WARNING: Empty categories without forums won't appear in the forum's index page.

Edit Category

Edit the category options and properties.

Delete

Clicking this link will delete the category and all of the forums assigned to it. Deleted forums can later be undeleted from the Deleted Forums ACP.

Change Position

Clicking on the change link will allow you to change the order in which this category is displayed on the forum's pages.

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