Comment Mover

This page is the start of documenting the current and future versions of the Comment Mover module.

Installing and configuring Advanced Forum - 6.x

Installing Advanced Forum

  1. Enable all dependencies: Author Pane 1.x, Forum, Taxonomy, Comment. (Optionally: Statistics)
  2. Copy the entire advanced_forum project directory (not just the contents) to your normal module directory (ie: sites/all/modules)
  3. Enable the advanced forum module at ?q=admin/build/modules

Configuring Advanced Forum

Visit the Advanced Forum settings page at ?q=admin/settings/advanced-forum

  1. Advanced forum style directory: Select the name of the style you are using from the dropdown of registered styles. See http://drupal.org/node/234042 for more information on this.
  2. Use graphical buttons for links: Included buttons with text are only in English. If your site isn't in English and you don't want to replace the buttons, uncheck this box and you will get translatable text links instead. Icons with no text are not affected by this setting.
  3. Image directory: The images used by the styles are assumed to be in an "images" subdirectory off the style. If you need to use images from another source, enter the complete path here.

Installing and configuring Advanced Forum - 5.x

Installing Advanced Forum

  1. Enable all dependencies: Author Pane, Forum, Taxonomy, Comment. (Optionally: Statistics)
  2. Copy the entire advanced_forum project directory (not just the contents) to your normal module directory (ie: sites/all/modules)
  3. Enable the advanced forum module at ?q=admin/build/modules
  4. In the module package is a directory called "styles" that contains the included styles, one per directory. Choose one of the styles to use and copy the entire directory (not just the contents) to the theme directory of the theme you are using on your site. If you use forums with more than one site theme, copy the style directory to each theme's directory. If you use subthemes, copy it to the subtheme's directory. You should end up with something like "sites/all/themes/SITETHEME/naked".
  5. If you are not using a theme with built in AF support (Zen, some Roople themes, possibly others) Add this code to the top of _phptemplate_variables in template.php in your theme and make sure you are returning $vars, not array() at the end of the function:
    <?php
     
    if (module_exists('advanced_forum')) {
       
    $vars = advanced_forum_addvars($hook, $vars);
      }
    ?>

Setting up core for best use with Advanced Forum - 6.x

These are the settings I recommend for use with Advanced Forum. All of these settings are part of core Drupal, and not the Advanced Forum module itself, but Advanced Forum builds on top of core so having a good base is important.

  1. If you haven't already, go to ?q=admin/content/forum and add containers and forums as needed.
  2. Forum settings ( ?q=admin/content/forum/settings )
    • Hot topic threshold: Up to you.
    • Topics per page: Up to you.
    • Default order: "Date - newest first" so the most recent posts are at the top of the topic list.
  3. Select content types to use in forums ( ?q=admin/content/taxonomy )
    • Edit the forum vocabulary
    • Check all content types you want to use in forums.
  4. Comment settings ( ?q=admin/content/node-type/forum ) [Note: do this for each content type used in forums]
    • Expand "Comment settings" fieldset.
    • Default comment setting: "Read/write"
    • Set Default display mode: Flat list - expanded. (Advforum is intended to be used flat. Using it threaded should mostly work but is unsupported and may have some issues.)
    • Default display order: Date - oldest first (newest first will break jump links)

Setting up core for best use with Advanced Forum - 5.x

These are the settings I recommend for use with Advanced Forum. All of these settings are part of core Drupal, and not the Advanced Forum module itself, but Advanced Forum builds on top of core so having a good base is important.

  1. Forum settings ( ?q=admin/content/forum/settings )
    • Hot topic threshold: Up to you.
    • Topics per page: Up to you.
    • Default order: "Date - newest first" so the most recent posts are at the top of the topic list.
  2. Comment settings ( ?q=admin/content/comment/settings )
    • Set Default display mode: Flat list - expanded. (Advforum is intended to be used flat. Using it threaded should mostly work but is unsupported and may have some issues.)
    • Default display order: Date - oldest first
    • Default comments per page: Up to you. (If you chose to have a threaded forum, setting this number to the maximum will reduce issues with pagination and threading.)
    • Comment controls: "Do not display" is recommended.
    • Anonymous commenting: Up to you.
    • Comment subject field: Up to you. If disabled, advforum will not display the Drupal default subject, which is the first few words of the comment.
    • Preview comment: Up to you.

Search by Page

The Search by Page module is an enhancement to the core Search module. This handbook page explains what the module does, how to install and configure it, and how best to use it.

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