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How to Turn the Forum Off?

Started by on Mar 02, 2019 – Contents updated: Mar 05, 2019

Mar 02, 2019 23:01    

Is there any way to just turn the forum off? Better yet uninstall it? I don't need it and don't particularly want it taking up space.

I just installed b2evolution about 3 hours ago and so far I've done good to figure out how to edit the primary post on the home page. As a new comer to b2evolution but not to forums, cms, and blogging software in general I have to tell you - this is a rather steep learning curve.

Mar 02, 2019 23:11

Never mind. I'm going to uninstall it.

Mar 02, 2019 23:50

Hi If you installed b2evo in the default mode with collections then you may well have installed a forum. If you go to the site dashboard you can delete any of the collections without having to uninstall everything.

Mar 03, 2019 03:08

@soonovi wrote earlier:

Is there any way to just turn the forum off? Better yet uninstall it? I don't need it and don't particularly want it taking up space.


I just installed b2evolution about 3 hours ago and so far I've done good to figure out how to edit the primary post on the home page. As a new comer to b2evolution but not to forums, cms, and blogging software in general I have to tell you - this is a rather steep learning curve.

Keep with it and things will come to you. I'm fairly new myself and I will say, installed with demo content, just spend time surfing the site and reading the demo content. It will help a lot.

One thing I found tricky was the stacked admin menus but once you get the grasp, it's handy.

B2evo has "collections" which you can sort of think of a subsites in wordpress multisite. There's different collection types. Home, Blog, Forum, Manual(documentation/book etc) and Tracker(bug tracker and/or workflow). They can have different skins and in fact, each skin is made for a collection type. (Get used to bootstrap) You can create or delete these 'collections' at will.

I've played with most every cms and I think I'm stuck on this one from now on because I always found myself wanting to integrate something into the cms. There's only a handfull of "all-in-one" systems and this is the best imho and damn sure the fastest.

The documentation for b2evo isn't great but they're working on it. They're also working on version 7 which will allow more customization in the way of content arrangement and styling.

Mar 05, 2019 21:31

A little note about b7: by default it will install without the demo content and when you first log in it will ask you to check what you want:

  • Homepage
  • Blog A
  • Blog B
  • Photos
  • Forums
  • Manual
  • Mailing list
  • etc

So new users will be able to start mostly with what they need and not a ton of things they don't need.

Mar 05, 2019 23:08

@soonovi
I don't need it and don't particularly want it taking up space.

The 'Fourm', apart from the content which can be deleted, is just a skin. All default skins in v6 are installed automatically (for V7 see previous post by @fplanque).

If you want to save a 'little' space then check out the skins folder and delete any skins you have no intention of using.

Mar 05, 2019 23:13

@soonovi wrote earlier:

I just installed b2evolution about 3 hours ago and so far I've done good to figure out how to edit the primary post on the home page. As a new comer to b2evolution but not to forums, cms, and blogging software in general I have to tell you - this is a rather steep learning curve.

Thank you so much for this feedback. Comments about the learning curve are incredibly useful to aeveryone else who comes after we take action on it. I went ahead and modified the way this is done in b2evo v7. That "primary post" will now be a "free text" widget instead and a simple click on it will allow to edit it. Thanks again!

Furthermore I do understand that many indirections like this are hard to grasp and we are working on removing some more.

@soonovi wrote earlier:

Is there any way to just turn the forum off? Better yet uninstall it? I don't need it and don't particularly want it taking up space.

As written by @amoun above, just go to the list of collections in the backoffice and click the "trashcan" icon for the forum collection and it will be gone in a sweep.

Mar 05, 2019 23:16

@poorboy2 wrote earlier:

I'm fairly new myself and I will say, installed with demo content, just spend time surfing the site and reading the demo content. It will help a lot.

Thanks for reminding us that they help (because they're a PITA to maintain ;)


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