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Getting clickable categories

edited February 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Hi, I'm fairly new to all these vanilla powered forums, and I must say, I've been very impressed so far. But I have one major issue that really has been bugging me. On other Vanilla Forums, people have clickable categories, that help to divide the individual discussions up in order. But on mine, they just appear in the sidebar, and you can't click them to display the individual discussions related to that topic. Can someone help me? For example, here is my forum... and here is one that has clickable categories...

Surely someone out there knows what I've done wrong?



  • oliverraduneroliverraduner Contributing to Vanilla since 2010 Switzerland ✭✭
    @StarsDieFeed I think this is a theme related issue. Did you properly copy the code for displaying the category sidebar from the default theme to your custom theme?
  • Hi, thanks for the super fast response! I will delete the theme, and then re-install it, and then I will see if that works. But I don't understand what you mean by saying 'copying the code for displaying the category sidebar'... Could you elaborate more on that? Thanks again!
  • oliverraduneroliverraduner Contributing to Vanilla since 2010 Switzerland ✭✭
    edited February 2011
    The file /applications/vanilla/views/modules/categories.php contains the code that creates the Category-sidepanel with clickable links (line 36).

    In your custom theme this file is most likely also present in /themes/your-theme/views/modules/.

    Now you can either adjust the file contents of the one in your theme-folder to align the "original" file; or you can simply copy-paste categories.php to /your-theme/views/modules/ (make a backup of the existing file first!) and see what happens.
  • Thanks for your help! I got it working, as you can see now on

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