[3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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[3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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Hi,

I've just set up a board, and I can't seem to set any categories as the parent of anything else. I have searched around, and I know that they must be visible in forum permissions, but I can't get them to work. In fact, the only thing I can set as a parent is the other forum.

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Anyone got any ideas? This is really frustrating.
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

Post by KevC »

I've just done a new installation of 3.0.8 to check.

Worked ok for me, even without setting permissions (a bug from the previous one that was fixed).

In forum management make a new forum.

Type: category
No parent.

Then make another forum.
Type:forum
Parent: the category you just made.

Then you need to set permissions so everyone can see it:
Admin control panel>Permissions>Groups forum permissions.
Set the registered users to be able to see and post in it:
Registered users>Standard access
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
This didn't work however, as permissions had already been set. Seems a bit odd really, PHPBB has never seemed so complicated :P

Could there be something I'm missing?
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It shouldn't make any difference if permissions have already been set.

PM me your admin login, let me have a go.
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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Sent. Thanks for the help.
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You haven't sent me the address of the board :)
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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You haven't followed the instructions I posted.

You have 2 forums with no parent and you have a category with no parent. But you haven't set a category (no parent) and then a forum with one of the categories as its parent.

I just made a demo category and forum without any trouble.
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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Hmm.. I'm not entirely sure what you did, but I'm able to parent everything now.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

Post by alcatraz »

I'm having the exact same problem.

However, I've installed version 3.0.10 - the installation however will not allow me to highlight any new forums or categories (as per the first post in this topic).

Any advice, as I've never had this problem before with PHPBB?

UPDATE: Originally installed using MySQL 5.5.18, 64bit = failed, reinstalled using MySQL 4.1.22, 32bit = success!
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Re: [3.0.8] Unable to set categories as parent forums

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I too was able to replicate this fault and raised an issue tracker here:

http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-10676
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