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Home - Topics

Postby Vinz » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 00:15:19 GMT

Hello all,

Out of the box portal lists the topics on the left side. After deleting the
topics area it shows HOME etc. After creating a subarea based on the topics
template it still shows HOME etc. and not the topics...

Could anybody explain to me how to make portal show the topics there again,
just as it was out of the box?

Thanks for reading sofar,


Re: Home - Topics

Postby Nick Yeoman » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 00:31:45 GMT

I was told to never delete the portal topics.  I hide our topics
because I don't think you can get them back.

Is this true or are the topics just difficult to get back?

Re: Home - Topics

Postby Nick Yeoman » Wed, 08 Jun 2005 03:25:03 GMT

Is there anything special about topics? what is the difference between
topics and a Subarea?

Can you create a subarea and call it topics? or is the original topics
different in some way?

RE: Home - Topics

Postby Um9iaW4gTQ » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 23:26:14 GMT

Daniel McPherson's blog has the info you need for this: 

Basically there's no easy way to get the Topics Area back, but you can at 
least modify the Category Navigation part on the portal home page.

Hope this helps.

Re: Home - Topics

Postby Nick Yeoman » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 00:46:51 GMT

Oh ok I see, yea I just hide the topics area but i guess you could also
allow only admin access.  Thats a good blog, thanks Robin and thanks
Daniel McPherson.

Re: Home - Topics

Postby Vinz » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 16:26:23 GMT

Thanks for pointing us there mate. On a server with 2 portals however I made
the modifications it tells us about and used the ID of an area from my
portal running on port 81.

After this, no links at all are shows in the left-side menu.

So I thought I'd try with an area from the portal running on port 80 but
when I create a sub-site there it doesn't get an ID but it seems to be
created in a folder...

Any ideas about what's going on?




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