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Mod Version: 1.5, by amykhar (Member) amykhar is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (12 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 115
Released: 14 Jul 2005 Last Update: 27 Jan 2006 Downloads: 498
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What it does is to allow you to take some forums off your Forum Home page and display them on a second instance of the forumhome page.

This is useful if you have a long list of forums and have some forums like archives that your users don't need to access very often.

This mod differs from Kirby's (Andreas's) in that his allows you to limit the NUMBER of forums shown per page. Mine allows you to select the specific forums to show.

I have not tested it, but I believe this will allow you to use any number of forumhome pages. You could do one per category if you show chose.

This is now a product. No code changes are required on your part. Please note that if you have microstats installed, it will yell about an uncached template. The template is not uncached. It doesn't exist. It is not creating extra queries. I am not sure how to suppress that error at this point.

My thanks to Kirby for pointing the way on how to make the functions_forumlist part of this mod a plugin instead of a code change.

Demo:

Page One
Page Two

Instructions:
1. Install the product.
2. Go to each forum and set which page to display it on. 1,2,3 etc. I have only tested 1 and 2.
3. Create links to the other instances of forumhome. Put these links where you would like them to be - in your navbar, side panel, header, tabs, whereever. Example links are the demo links posted above.
4. Contribute something to this site. Help somebody with a question or release some code of your own. Keep the giving circle going.

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Old 01 Nov 2005, 19:41
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Just wanted to say a big thanks for this one, i'd been pondering for quite a while how I was gonna achieve a spilt forum as I have well over 400 categories to my forum and it's been confusing a lot of my users recently.

Now thanks to the help of this hack, i've done it and got it split into 6 different pages.

So thanks a lot.
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Old 01 Nov 2005, 20:03
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any update on this as a plugin?
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Old 01 Nov 2005, 20:03
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Originally Posted by Andreas
I played around a bit with this idea as I really like it, and I think I found a more versatile solution:
I added a new setting "Max Forums per Page" in Forums Home Page Options.
If there are more Forums, it will break up into several Pages (as many as needed).
However, if a Top-Level Forum has more Subforums that need to be displayed then the defined Limit, it will still be displayed on one Page, as I think it would be confusing (and complicated) to show this on several Pages.
Works without File edits, but does not display navigation Links yet.
any update?
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Old 01 Nov 2005, 20:44
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He released his own mod, but it's different. Mine lets you specify which forums you want on which page. His allows you to specify how many forums per page, but not which ones.
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Old 19 Nov 2005, 21:35
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I plan on using this as I have several hundred subforums and it is nearly 1mb per page load. I do have one question amy:

array(165,62,171,168,167,166,173,172,169,170,63,83,85,109,106,89);
if(in_array($forum['forumid'],$pagetwoforums)
Is there any rhyme or reason to how you add the forums in the array here? Should you simply do root, then subs, then next root and so on?
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Old 19 Nov 2005, 22:49
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Can we choose a different skin for the 2nd page?
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Old 19 Nov 2005, 23:47
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Strike my previous question, however, how do I edit the syntax to have more then 2 pages? I tried to throw an elseif in there but I'm not very php literate yet.
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Old 20 Nov 2005, 03:37
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Originally Posted by Detomah
Just wanted to say a big thanks for this one, i'd been pondering for quite a while how I was gonna achieve a spilt forum as I have well over 400 categories to my forum and it's been confusing a lot of my users recently.

Now thanks to the help of this hack, i've done it and got it split into 6 different pages.

So thanks a lot.
Would you mind sharing this? This is exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 20 Nov 2005, 06:55
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Strike that... I also tinkered until I figured it out. All is spiffy now
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Old 20 Nov 2005, 14:38
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Originally Posted by RetroDreams
Strike that... I also tinkered until I figured it out. All is spiffy now
Yeah I was going to reply to you, but saw this first.

I was away for 5 days otherwise I would of been able to help you out.
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Old 20 Nov 2005, 22:48
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I hate to be a pain but can I get a lil better instructions? i tried and it dont seem to be working for me.
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Old 17 Dec 2005, 02:28
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bump?
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Old 15 Jan 2006, 23:35
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ok I got it to work but I have 3 problems/Questions
1. will this make it harded for spiders to navagate
2. can I add a third page? ifso how whats the codes.
3 when im on page 2 it still shows a link for page 2 instead of changing to page 1


any help would be apreciated
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 15:33
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I have made significant changes to this gang. It is now a product. You can set which page to put a forum on in the admincp in the forum settings section. Forums default to page 1.

I believe, but have not tested, that this works for multiple pages - not just 2. No tinkering required.

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Old 26 Jan 2006, 18:19
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Thanks a lot amykhar!
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