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by TJF
10 Dec 2019 17:00

I'm using 3.8.11. I've searched for an answer, but I haven't found on how to what I want. A few people have asked similar questions in the past.

My forums structure is categories with many sub-forums.

Forum 1
--- Forum 2
--- Forum 3
--- Forum 3
--- Forum 4

I know you can include or exclude specific forums by adding &include=1,2,3,4 or &exclude=1,2,3,4. Is there a limit on how many forums you can include/exclude?

I read in a post on here that you can add &child=1 and it would display only the child forums, but it doesn't seem to work.

I want to make custom searches that will display all the new posts from the sub-forums of Forum 1. Is it also possible to set up a category and display all the sub-forums posts under one category?

I have it set up this way:

Depth of Forums - Forum Home - 1
Depth of Forums - Forum Display - 1
Depth of Sub-Forums - 1

I want to display all posts under one category, but keep the individual forums structure.

lange 11 Dec 2019 12:20

I'm not sure to understand your point, but if you want to do something like vbulletin.org, you can use the vBulletin conditionals in the templates to get completely independent forums (header, content, footer, etc) and display the posts on a forum by forum basis. This is what I did on my version 3.8.11.

I stay on vBulletin 3.8.11 precisely for the power of the vBulletin conditionnals and the ease (I am not a coder) of applying them to the vB3.8.11 tables.

TJF 11 Dec 2019 14:06

I already have individual forums with their own headers and images. Some members say I have too many sub-forums, so I was wondering if it was possible to search only specific categories or display all the posts under one category while keeping them separate. It would be more of a convenience thing than anything.

lange 11 Dec 2019 14:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJF (Post 2601444)
I already have individual forums with their own headers and images.

... own logo, own content, random content etc. Nice! I have it too on my vB3.8.11.

Quote:

Some members say I have too many sub-forums, so I was wondering if it was possible to search only specific categories or display all the posts under one category while keeping them separate. It would be more of a convenience thing than anything.
Certainly it's possible! In at least two different ways:

1) using the conditional on each forum and/or usergroup and this on a forum by forum basis.

2) using this product or the equivalent for the most recent topics/messages on a forum by forum basis (in changing the variables) https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=201274

3)...

You can see it in action for a photo forum at https://vimeo.com/322127748 (sorry, it's in my first language). The latest topics/messages are in the table at the right side.

TJF 11 Dec 2019 22:57

The add-on looks pretty good, but a little complicated to get working. I would be concerned about the server load. I was hoping for a more simple solution to do custom searches.

webnsn 12 Dec 2019 13:12

I did the same in wwwWikiNewForum.com

But point # 4 is diffrent


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