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Category page first extension made by mark problems

edited January 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Ok so I tried the category page first extension mark posted in one of the topics about getting the categories page to show up first instead of the discussions page and I couldn't get it to work properly. It did make the category page first, but if I tried going to any other tab or page on my site it would just go back to the category page every time. Here's my code in the default.php:

<?php /* Extension Name: Category Page First Extension Url: http://lussumo.com/docs/ Description: Makes the category page the default page. Version: 1.0 Author: Mark O'Sullivan Author Url: http://www.markosullivan.ca/ */ // Make the category tab come first. $Configuration['TAB_POSITION_CATEGORIES'] = '20'; $Configuration['TAB_POSITION_DISCUSSIONS'] = '30'; // If looking at the discussions without a category specified, send them to the category page. if ($Context->SelfUrl == 'index.php' && ForceIncomingInt('CategoryID', 0) == 0) { header('location:categories.php'); } ?>

Comments

  • Err...it shouldnt do. What if you try browsing to something by typing the URl in the bar (e.g. domain.name/folder/search.php)?
  • I had the same problem with "Category Page First" however since I installed Discussion Overview I now have a much better first page than Categories alone. (Thanks Jazzman).
  • I have my install located in a folder on my server, so i just use a redirect...
    ie
    type in http://rivercity.waterski.org and you get redirected to http://rivercity.waterski.org/Forum/?Page=welcome
  • how do you do this redirection Waterski? I think i'll be happy with doing it that way. and Wanderer I have the discussion overview extension installed already, I was planning on modifying this category page first extension to redirect to a home tab I created instead.
  • edited November 2006
    This is the source of my index.html at the root of my site, so when you go to http://rivercity.waterski.org it lauches that page and that page tells it...

    go to url="whatever it should redirect to"
    after content="#of seconds"
    <html> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=http://rivercity.waterski.org/Forum/?Page=Welcome"> </html>
    I dont know if 0 seconds works, 1 sec seems like instantaneous... the page loads then goes to the new address
  • ok cool thanks! :) now I don't have to mess with extensions and trying to edit the index.php file. :D
  • I'm having a problem with this extension myself. I cannot get to the discussions page at all. It always redirects to the categories page.
  • Waterskiaddict, that's cheating! I like it =)
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