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hejeva2
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changing install location & deleting main categories

Post by hejeva2 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:25 pm

I am using phpMyFAQ 2.0.1.

If I installed & running to phpmyfaq folder and I want to rename that folder to just faq. What changes do I have to make to not break anything?
(i.e. Can I just rename the folder and everything works? Rename folder and change a few settings? Not recommended?)

Also, I have a main category and 2 sub-categories. I wish to delete the main category and make the 2 sub-categories as main categories. I cannot find a way to do this.

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Re: changing install location & deleting main categories

Post by Thorsten » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:17 pm

Hi,
hejeva2 wrote:If I installed & running to phpmyfaq folder and I want to rename that folder to just faq. What changes do I have to make to not break anything?
(i.e. Can I just rename the folder and everything works? Rename folder and change a few settings? Not recommended?)
renaming should be enough, maybe you have to edit the path for the linkverifier in the configuration.
hejeva2 wrote:Also, I have a main category and 2 sub-categories. I wish to delete the main category and make the 2 sub-categories as main categories. I cannot find a way to do this.
You can move them to the highest level.

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Re: changing install location & deleting main categories

Post by hejeva2 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:29 pm

Thorsten wrote:
hejeva2 wrote:Also, I have a main category and 2 sub-categories. I wish to delete the main category and make the 2 sub-categories as main categories. I cannot find a way to do this.
You can move them to the highest level.


That is the part I am missing. I am in the admin, under the categories tab. When I click on the arrows (to move) it only allows me to move categories within the same level. (Basically reorder them.) It states "The exchange of 2 categories is only possible at the same level." I can't find where I could move the category up or down a level.

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Post by Thorsten » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:40 pm

Hi,

create a new, empty main category and change it with the second level one.

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Post by hejeva2 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:08 pm

I created an empty main category and it just reorders when I use the arrows (move).

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I want to delete ACDSee Products and move ACDSee photo Manager 9 (which has sub-categories too) and ACDSee Photo editor up to main levels. [/img]

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Post by hejeva2 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:37 am

I just can't seem to make this work. I created a blank category. I can move the topics up under the blank category. But now I have a blank category with sub-categories. Sigh, it seems I stuck with categories as they are until better category organization is added or I manually go through and create new Categories and move every entry to the new category.

I have discovered a really bad behaviour with this software:
If you delete a main level category that still has a subcategory with items in it, it trashes your whole database and you better have a backup on hand to restore things to.

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Post by matteo » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:12 am

Hi,
could you file a bug on http://bugs.phpmyfaq.de for this specific bad issue?
The normal behaviour should be: no deletion, just orphan sub-categories. We need to look at it.

Thanks in advance for your efforts.

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Making Sub-Categories into Main Categories

Post by walkingman » Fri May 20, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi,
I have a structure of the form:
Main Category:
Sub-Category1
nested sub-categories
Sub-Category2
nested sub-categories

I want to make both Sub-Categories into Main Categories.

I have tried to do this by creating a new Main Category and moving one set of nested sub-categories into the new Main Category. However this does not work.

Can you advise please.

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Arthur Loughran

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Re: changing install location & deleting main categories

Post by Thorsten » Sat May 21, 2011 10:17 am

Hi,

please specify what's happening.

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Re: changing install location & deleting main categories

Post by walkingman » Mon May 23, 2011 11:43 am

Hi,
Please see url:

http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/vlehelp/bb_faqs_t ... images.pdf

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Re: changing install location & deleting main categories

Post by Thorsten » Mon May 23, 2011 7:08 pm

HI,

right, this way it isn't possible. You have to cut n paste them.

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