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Move a forum to a different category [message #166137] Tue, 27 September 2011 11:57 Go to next message
j66st is currently offline  j66st   Netherlands
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I am reorganizing and want to move a couple of forums to a different category. Is that possible?

Or can this only be performed by creating a new forum of the same name in the new category, then moving all topics over to that new forum, and deleting the then empty forum in the old category?
Re: Move a forum to a different category [message #166138 is a reply to message #166137] Tue, 27 September 2011 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
j66st is currently offline  j66st   Netherlands
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To answer my own question: follow these steps:

  • Go to Forum management and select the old category
  • In the list at the bottom, click the Delete link for the forums you want to move. The forum will not be lost, but saved in the trash bin.
  • Open the trash bin by clicking on the link "Deleted forums" at the top of the page.
  • In the trash bin view you can now assign each of the forums just deleted to a different category.

Re: Move a forum to a different category [message #166139 is a reply to message #166137] Tue, 27 September 2011 12:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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Funny that you mention that! I was certain that versions before 3.0.3 allowed you to move entire forums directly from one category to another, but the other day I needed to do that on a 3.0.3 install and couldn't figure out how to do it!
http://cvs.prohost.org/index.php/Forum_Management_System says Move: "This option allows the administrator to move a forum from its current category to a different category"
But the move option is no longer in the management system.

What I did was back everything up! Then delete the entire forum I wanted to move.....! Then open the [deleted forums] section in the 'Forum Management System" and reassigned the forum to the category where I wanted it.

Yes it looks like you figured it out as well!


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Re: Move a forum to a different category [message #166140 is a reply to message #166139] Tue, 27 September 2011 17:01 Go to previous message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Not sure why the "move" control was removed. Will look into it later.
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