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[SOLVED!] Can you make a link to catalogue catagories?

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Silly question

Greetings,

Here's a silly question for you.

Ok you know how when you make a catalogue, you also make a catagory for the catalogue. Well what I'd like to do is make a link straight to that catagory, instead of to the catalogue.

Basically, lets say I have a cataloge made and linked. I go into it and see the catagory. I go into it and see the entrys and a place to add or edit an entry. Well I would love a way to bypass all that and be able to click on the category from the menu and go straight to the entries. Is this possible?


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Hi,

You can either just copy and paste the direct URL into the menu editor, or you should be able to browse to it in the menu editor via the tree tool you see on there.


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Oh ok, I will have to investigate that further. Thanks!

BTW- I think the catalogue system is a work of genius! I haven't seen it duplicated in any fashion in the larger CMS'es, and I've used or tried quite a few of them.

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mythus said

Oh ok, I will have to investigate that further. Thanks!

BTW- I think the catalogue system is a work of genius! I haven't seen it duplicated in any fashion in the larger CMS'es, and I've used or tried quite a few of them.
Be sure to experiment with the Comcode system as well. You will find it equally impressive. Think Joomla mambot/plugin….

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Yeah, at first use of this I wasn't that impressed. I was more confused than anything, and wondering why virtually there is no themes to download and all that.

Then I began to dive in and discover the beauty that this powerful software has to offer. It's theme wizard is pretty neat.. I just need to do some more edits to images and what not. IT's own forums is pretty awesome, however I do wish I could view the location of members.. but that is just my noseyness lol.

Now the catalogue system, at first I didn't understand what it was about.. until I toyed with it. It blew me away. I haven't yet investigated the comcode system. But the catalogue system answers for me something I have been trying to solve since I stopped using MSN groups many ages ago, and that is how to create forms/lists that people can fill out and would be stored on the site.

You see, I run an RP group, post to play. Back in MSN groups I used their list maker to make an on site character profile where they'd just fill out the form and it would be stored right there for them to beable to look up and edit if need be.

No other CMS I have used offers that. The closest was Joomla's community builder module, but Joomla is a pain to restore from backups… and with community builder I had to create a tab for each profile in their member profiler, so I ended up placing a limit on profiles. In just forum solutions I could only have them post their profile and link to it in their signature. But still I'd have to make sure they got the necessities, and it was not as user friendly as the list system in MSN…

But then I discovered ocPortal after playing with it's demo in opensourcecms. The catalogue system fits perfectly, and the other tools are awesome as well, especially the private threads… which is one reason why I am going to want to use OCF over AEF.

But yes, I will dive into the comcode system as well, and I am sure I will be just as impressed. However, it was the catlogue system that made a believer out of me. the name, ocPortal… this is no meer portal… this is a community creation system. Perhaps the better name would be ocCommunities lol!

Oh, and btw- an other selling point is the amazingly quick responce from the developers! Everyone else should take notice, and learn from Chris Graham and Allen the proper way to not only run a community or provide support, but also how to make a CMS.

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Well said!! :thumbs:

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I looked at AEF and it may look pretty but it lacks a lot of features.
One thing I could not find was a search.  It actually became very frustrating and in my opinion ocf is better then AEF.


I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Actually Search is very easy in AEF. Just hover your mouse above Search that is in the top area of the forum, next to Quick Links, PM's, and so forth, and the search box comes up.

But yeah, there are many issues with AEF causing me to want to switch to OCF… how ever in the spirit of not wanting to bash another software, I will not list all that is wrong with AEF. If you really want to know, we can discuss that privately. Instead I will say that AEF does have some nice things about it… one thing it has that I haven't yet found how to do in OCF is having the rules/info box always there at the top of the forums. But I am about to ask if there's away to do that in my silly question topic #2 :P.

Oh, and the domDrag quick reply box was also a fav of mine in AEF.

But having a lot of neat features on a faulty board just doesn't cut it for me…

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