The categories and subcategories for the drop-down menu for the category selector in the topic creator are not in logical order (for a member naive to the forum set up) and are cumbersome to search through. You can search of course, but if you aren’t familiar with the options that isn’t very useful. But that isn’t the major concern for our set up. The goal is to pick a subcategory, not category, to assign the topic to. Members are likely to pick the category to post in, which is problematic. We just had that scenario occur.
Is there any way to control what options come up in the category selector (drop-down menu) in the topic creator? Ideally, we’d want to control what options are permitted and (in the dream scenario) the order they appear in.
Here is a video of clicking on the drop-down menu and it ends with the categories and subcategories on the forum home page.
I found this setting and am going to play with the fixed order of appearance of categories and subcategories so at least the order of appearance of categories and subcategories makes more sense. Would still like to exclude categories from the drop-down menu when subcategories are to be selected instead of the categories they belong to:
Here is what I am reordering:
It would be nice to have an option for which categories will appear in the drop-down menu for topic creation. Is this going to take customized code? I think what I am looking for is to exclude categories and only include subcategories in the drop-down menu.
Or . . . is there some other way to go about this that someone else has already figured out?