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Link to a category

edited June 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have a website with various "Topics" on a navigation bar.. How can I link these topics to specific categories. I.e. when the user clicks on "Safety Advice" it should open the forum in category "Safety Advice" ??


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    Just right click on your category when in Vanilla, and then click copy link (or "Copy Shortcut" in IE).

    Copy Link example
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    assuming you are not using url rewriting.... instead of hardcoding the complete url you may also choose to just take everything after the .com for eg, <a href="?CategoryID=1">link to cat 1</a> <a href="?CategoryID=2">link to cat 2</a> is the same as, <a href="">link to cat 1</a> <a href="">link to cat 2</a> either will work i believe...
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    Why not simply go to that category, copy the URL and paste it?

    The link below is the Random category on this forum.

    Posted: Tuesday, 3 June 2008 at 9:32PM

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    Indeed, I described my method because it requires fewer page loads and doesn't take as long to gather all the links :)
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    I timed it, your method is .00000232 seconds faster than mine.

    Damn it I hate losing a race!

    Posted: Thursday, 5 June 2008 at 6:35AM

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    I think he only needed one in the first place, so it doesn't really matter...

    .00000232 seconds got me, I'd go for sirlancelot's method
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    I'd go for Wanderer's--sirlancelot's instructions required taking a screen shot, loading it in a image editor, cropping, drawing a pair of ovals, uploading it to an web server, then posing a message.
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    Yip, I went with Sirlancelot's help. For the effort of making the screen shots for me.. But thanks for all the other help..
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