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The categorizing plan of my Forum is like:

Chinese Division (1st-level category)

News and Announcement (2nd-level category)
News (forum)
Announcement (forum)

Game Discussion (2nd-level category)
Call of Duty 4 (forum, Main Discussion)
Demos (sub-forum)
Videos (sub-forum)

another 2nd-level category
forum for main discussion
sub-forum #1
sub-forum #2
.
.
.

English Division (1st-level category)
.
.
.

Is it able to achieve this layout with the forum module in dragonfly?

Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
2003 / 2.4.3/ 5.5.27/ 5.4.7 / 9.3.4.1


Hi Jermin

You can have forums as sub-forums of other forums, but not categories as sub-categories of other categories, which is actually what you're asking for.

So "News and Announcement" wouldn't be a 2nd level category, it'd be a forum within the "Chinese Division", and then the "News" and "Announcement" forums would be sub-forums of that.

If you created this category :-

1. Chinese Division

And these 3 forums :-

1. News and Announcements
2. News
3. Announcements

Then they would all belong to category 1, but for forum 2 and 3 you would set the "parent ID" field to "1".

And it would then display like this :-

News and Announcement Subforums: News, Announcements Game Discussion Subforums: Call of Duty 4, Some other Game

So yes you can group them they way you want, but I suspect they won't display quite the way you imagine.

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Hi Kendle,

Nice to see you here! Smile

Thanks for your explanation. That makes things clear. I think I'll have to take a step back and set the English Division as a Forum instead of a Category.

Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
2003 / 2.4.3/ 5.5.27/ 5.4.7 / 9.3.4.1

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