Category Management System

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The first control panel you see when you click on the '''Category and Forum Management''' link is the category manager. This control panel allows you to create/edit/remove and reposition the categories of your forum.
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The first control panel you see when you click on the '''Category and Forum Management''' link is the '''Category Manager'''. This control panel allows you to create/edit/remove and reposition the categories of your forum.
At the top of the page there is a form that would 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.
At the top of the page there is a form that would 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.
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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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[[Administration#Edit_Category|edit the category]],
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[[#Edit_Category|edit the category]],
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[[Administration#Delete|delete a category]],
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[[#Delete|delete a category]],
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[[Administration#Change_Position|change its position in the category list]] and
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[[#Change_Position|change its position in the category list]] and
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[[Administration#Edit_Forums|edit the forums inside this category]].
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[[#Edit_Forums|edit the forums inside this category]].
==Edit Forums==
==Edit Forums==
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When you click on this link you will be taken to a [[Administration#Forum_Management|forum management page]], allowing you to manage the forums assigned to this category.
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When you click on this link you will be taken to a [[Forum_Management|forum management page]], allowing you to manage the forums assigned to this category.
{{Warning|Empty categories without forums won't appear in the forum's index page.}}
{{Warning|Empty categories without forums won't appear in the forum's index page.}}

Revision as of 19:28, 24 April 2009

The first control panel you see when you click on the Category and Forum Management link is the Category Manager. This control panel allows you to create/edit/remove and reposition the categories of your forum.

At the top of the page there is a form that would 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.

Contents

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 the users can collapse this category on the front page.

Default view

Whether or not this category will appear collapsed or uncollapsed by default on the front page.

Insert position

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

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 a category, change its position in the category list and edit the forums inside this category.

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.

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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