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Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default #256673
03/11/15 12:43 AM
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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me out here...

I'd like "ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=1&page=1" (Board=1) displayed as the first thing visitors encounter on ubbthreads instead of listing categories and forums. This way visitors can immediately see all the topics on that forum and post a topic faster, rather than selecting a desired forum from a category. I need to give unregistered visitors the ability to post threads and posts ASAP.

I've been scratching my head on this one for hours, it should be simple but, there are no .htaccess (if there is, my hosting provider prohibits it).

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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #256676
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Edit the index.php file, change this:
Code
include("ubbthreads.php");


To:
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$_REQUEST['ubb'] = "postlist";
$_REQUEST['Board'] = "1";
$_REQUEST['page'] = "1";
include("ubbthreads.php");


Completely untested, but using the request ubb line is one way of generating a page outside of the UBB, so it should work here.


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: Gizmo] #256682
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Hi Gizmo,

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$_REQUEST['ubb'] = "postlist";


It seems the above UBB request line prompts a UBB Access Denied message. onoes

I'm taking a wild guess for the fun of it, I'm guessing a directory needs more permissions (chmod)?

Hmm. I'll dabble around, thanks for the referral to "generating a page outside of the UBB", that's definitely something I was about to get into sooner or later. smile

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #256687
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I doubt chmods are the issue here; i've never personally used that code, you might read in the thread to see if anyone had any similar issues.


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257021
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I've returned (had other priorities). Forum's dead in the water until this can be solved! Here is the general concept that's been done on other UBB powered forum websites that I am very much hoping to accomplish...

Attached Files Blueprint.jpg
Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257022
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Well sticky topics posts can be assigned by group.
So cp>forum permissions
Then add a 1 only to GM user group.
The others I am not so sure what you mean.

Not sure what secondary means.

posting with or without icon.
what icon are you talking about?


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257023
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Ruben, i believe this is what his pock-up is referring to -

primary = global announcement (all forums)
secondary = sticky post (just this forum)
normal = regular categorized post.

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257024
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Who is Pock-up?


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: Ruben] #257025
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mock-up.

simple typo.

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257026
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Otay!


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257027
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Sorry, that part's not currently important. I'd like to get the landing page to display a forum with it already opened. If you'd like to see a website that's done this... It's called Godlikeproductions or another called LunaticOutpost. That site has used a much older version of UBB threads but, that shouldn't matter. Thank you for your help, I wasn't expecting such quick responses... smile

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257028
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Well that looks like they enabled:
Control Panel » Portal Settings
Then modified the template a bit.
As well editing the breadcrumb template.
BTW,
LunaticOutpost is not ubb but mybb.


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257029
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Originally Posted by M4TT
It's called Godlikeproductions or another called LunaticOutpost. That site has used a much older version of UBB threads but, that shouldn't matter.


Not to sidetrack from what you've requested, but those two sites are both using "MyBB" ( http://www.mybb.com/ ) UBB.threads is a different software.

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: isaac] #257030
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Originally Posted by id242
Not to sidetrack from what you've requested, but those two sites are both using "MyBB" ( http://www.mybb.com/ ) UBB.threads is a different software.


Oh... I was so sure Godlike used UBB.threads (than heavily modified it since the late 90's). Oh well, I tried MyBB and it didn't have all the core features I wanted. UBB is the best IMO..

Already committed to learning UBB.threads, no matter how much time it takes, I'd like to learn from it. smile Though, it can be pretty intimidating... like figuring out how to do what they did and improve upon it. I look at the UBB.threads templates, and it's the SQL code that tends to get me sidetracked. So I've been checking W3Schools and CodeAcademy...

Newbie here, nice to meet you all *wave*. So far I think I've come a long way, my site is Aliendisc... It's been sort of a dream that's undergone many different concepts for the past 8 years and this is just the one I'm going to stick to...

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257034
07/11/15 09:27 PM
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I'm getting ready to head out of town, but it struck me while I was finishing my packing; instead of over-complicating things and trying to look at how to modify the UBB for this request, why not just set the index.php file to do either a html or php redirect to the location that you want default?

index.php (PHP Header redirect):
Code
<?php
// James is a pretty cool guy...
	header("Location: http://www.example.com/");
	exit;
?>


index.php (HTML 0 Second redirect; the URL is listed as a link as well as in the header, just in case the user browser doesn't redirect properly):
Code
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
	<title>Redirecting</title>
	<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://www.example.com/">
	<!-- James is a pretty cool guy... -->
</head>
<body>

<div align="center" style="font-weight: bold;">
	We're currently redirecting you to our forums.<br />
	<span style="font-weight: normal;"><a href="http://www.example.com/">[Click Here]</a> to be directed there now.</span>
</div>

</body>
</html>


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: Gizmo] #257035
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Thanks Gizmo!! Don't get abducted by aliens now! onoes wink

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257036
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This is Oregon, not Iowa; though there are plenty of cows in Tillamook... lol


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257037
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well I still think the portal page feature is a better option.
Control Panel » Portal Settings


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: Ruben] #257038
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I think somehow that is the way to go... I guess the portal area just needs to somehow show forum ID 1 for example. I tried Gizmo's idea, it works if it's temporary because, there is a redirect delay. That'd look very amateur in the long run haha... Also, can't go into the Forum List or it'd redirect again to the chosen forum.

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257039
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In the portal settings you can elect what forum or forums show in the portal as well as how many posts total.


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: Ruben] #257040
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Ok, I've set up the portal but, it's far from what I'd like it to do... breadcrumbs?
That's a fancy tech word for customizing all the pieces together?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vSSullExXI

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257041
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"Breadcrumb" The graphical control element Breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trail is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs or documents. The term comes from the trail of breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel in the eponymous fairytale.

On UBBCentral, the current bread crumb for this discussion is:
UBB.threads PHP Forum Software Community » Forums » UBB.threads 7 Discussion » General Assistance (How Do I?) » Display...

More information on the term:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadcrumb_(navigation)

EDIT: Hehe - nice video quote! laugh

Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: M4TT] #257106
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I'm sure that Brooks offers some sort of option for customizations, but members like myself do it as well; if you want an immediate turn around, shoot me a message and we can talk about what all you need done.


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Re: Display Board=1(or other forum ID) instead of categories by default [Re: Gizmo] #257107
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
I'm sure that Brooks offers some sort of option for customizations, but members like myself do it as well; if you want an immediate turn around, shoot me a message and we can talk about what all you need done.


Oh! You were fast replying and I ended up deleting my post before I realized it, sorry... I thought maybe I should think about asking to pay for assistance but, if you're willing to talk about it, that's great.


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