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How do I have sub-categories in a block? I want to be able to click on whatever's in the block and see a list of others. And is it possible for sub-categories to have a sub-category?

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What block specifically? Each block has it's own code.


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The Contents Block in the left panel.

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The main_content block is intended for featuring specific items of content, rather than placing category navigation.

It sounds like you are wanting to create your website such that content is navigated entirely via blocks. This isn't really how ocPortal works – the various module pages (downloads, galleries, catalogues, in particular) allow browsing of those types of content, and each of them does allow any depth of categories. If you wanted to customise these screens so as to display additional stuff, you'd do it via template editing (e.g. the DOWNLOAD_CATEGORY_PAGE template, to add/change stuff for download category screens).

If you don't want to use these modules, the alternative is to use the main_content block, in coordination with a predefined tree structure of Comcode pages. You'd make your tree structure of pages, then place the main_content block on each, each time referencing a different item of content.

I'd recommend just using the modules – because that way, it's all managed for you.

EDIT: If you're looking to browse content entirely within one of the panels, this currently is not possible without significant modification.


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You think you could do is put all the categories you wish to link to in the navigation.

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In other words -- just make your own big menu. Good point Ami.


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