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Old 09 Mar 2010, 23:56
justasiam justasiam is offline
 
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Category, Section and Tag help

After much discussion at vbulletin.com, I have finally begun to understand the difference between sections and categories.

Categories:
  • Articles can be assigned to multiple categories, but NOT multiple sections.
  • The order the categories are listed in are determined by the order they are created. They cannot be re-ordered.
  • Categories have no configuration options.
  • When using the category widget, all categories are displayed, regardless of the section assigned to wherever the widget is place.
Sections:
  • Articles can only be assigned to one section. Unless assigned to multiple categories that are in separate sections.
  • Sections have a wide variety of configuration options.
If the information above is correct, I have a problem.
  • I have articles I want assigned to multiple categories. This is not a problem.
  • I do not want a fully expanded category list to show up on the "left-hand" menu. This is why I use sections there.
  • I do not want a expandable section list on the "left-hand" menu (eg. section, then sub-section, etc).
What I would love to see is as follows (In a perfect world):
  • The "section" menu on the left.
  • Even though I have sub-sections, I would prefer if they were not available from the left-hand menu.
  • When a section is selected, at the top of the content for the new page, I would like a list of all sub-sections for that section only.
  • If I select a sub-section, the new page comes up with all items in that sub-section and displays any sub-sections at the top.
Can this be done? Somebody suggested the use of tags, but I don't understand how to set tags or apply a link to a specific tag at the top of the page.

Last edited by justasiam; 10 Mar 2010 at 00:01.
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Old 15 Mar 2010, 20:06
alkrida alkrida is offline
 
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