How to Filter Forum Categories


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      • #20879
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        New Feature Task: Add a filter to allow users to customize which forums they see.  Allow users to “uncheck” categories they do not want to see.  Make the interface clean and unobtrusive by hiding the control panel and opening it when the user clicks the category button.

        How To: To filter your content (currently home-page only) click on the “category” button (1st image below).  A panel will slide open showing all of the categories (2nd image below).  Check or uncheck categories.  Hit submit. The page will refresh and the new filter will be enabled.  User default is to view all categories.

        UteHub Forum Category Filter

        UteHub Category Filter

      • #20886

        jrj84105
        Ute Fan
        @jrj84105

        Nice work. Does your filter have the ability to default to BYU, religion, politics unchecked?
        Also, did you decide to apply the filter to the new posts view?

        • #20887
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          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          I’m still working on fixing something.  I tried the filter and couldn’t see this post!  I have a couple of things to work on… 

          • #20889

            jrj84105
            Ute Fan
            @jrj84105

            Tony- are you on Rivals? The layout there allowed for a 50 page BYU thread that was completely unfindable unless you were a participant. I think that’s the holy grail for a Ute fan site- to allow the off Topic stuff to flourish while being largely invisible. It’s hard to execute, but the filter looks like a good start.

            • #20890

              Tony
              Admin/Founder
              @admin

              Nope.  Never been to Rivals.

      • #20892
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        SkinyUte
        Ute Fan
        @skinyute

        Nice work Tony.

        I don’t personally have issues with “off topic” stuff, but I know it bugs those who want to only focus on the Utes. Hopefully this will be a good solution.

        • #20894

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          Still probably not working right…  Hope to have it 100% here in a few minutes.  

      • #20895

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Ohhhh… I think I got it now.  

      • #20901

        jrj84105
        Ute Fan
        @jrj84105

        Looks like the unchecked categories defaults back to all checked if you log out then log back in. 

         

        It looks like you’re close to reaching the holy grail of hiding the off topic stuff from general browsing.

        • #20906

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          Try it again.  I had something wrong on the db side.  You were probably reading my settings.

      • #20942

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        I “think” this should be all working.  Any reports?  Those of you who want to filter out politics or the zoob category or whatever, is it working for you?

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