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  1. torque

    torque Regular Member

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    Hey there,
    I am looking at installing the modification [AJAX] Tabbed Forum Home located at "the org"
    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=175687


    I did have a couple questions about it that I have asked in the thread but gotten no reply at all from them - despite it meant to be a supported product - and so thought I would ask the two questions here.

    The first question being:
    + Will this type of modification affect the SEO of the forums in anyway?
    + I have seen a website (DailySportPages) that use the same system however they have one or two boards that are automatically loaded on the page outside of the tabs - does anyone have any idea how that is done?

    As mentioned I has asked these questions elsewhere but no one is able to help, or no longer reply in that thread that are able to help.

    Any help you could provide would be greatfully appreciated.
     
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  2. Webmist

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    First- it won't effect seo's much as it's an embedded code that uses the hide effect until 'onclick'. Like the collapse forum button. However most search engines will not pick up on anything on the home page that is 'hidden' by default.
    Second - custom template and calling a certain forum conditional to display.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Peacelily

    Peacelily Adept

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    If i may, I too have asked a question over there to no avail.

    How do people manage this if you want to have a tabbed version and an untabbed version as far as keeping things up to date?

    Do you maintain two separate styles or do you have one as the child and one as the parent?
     
  4. torque

    torque Regular Member

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    Normally have two styles - 1 as tabbed and one normal.
     
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    I usually have 2 'master' slave default styles. 1 for modifications and one for default content.
     
  6. nextstep

    nextstep Newcomer

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    I'm using this mod. Love it.
    But the only problem is that the ajax version really caused a lot of server load for my host.

    Interesting.
    I would like to know how the DailySportPages site done with the tabs.
     
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    torque Regular Member

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    If I ever find out how they did it I will post it here -Bobster the coder of the addon was going to help me but he is a little busy at the moment but once he helps and i see the codes i will post it directly here for anyone else wanting to do the same thing that way people wont be left scratching their head any more.
     
  8. Ak Worm

    Ak Worm Grand Master

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    I Think It YUI Based Ones Are A Bit Better. But Seems These Are The Best Ones I Have
    Seen Here. I Wonder What Hes
    Got...
    (Since This Is A Forum Home Thread. Thought I'd Ask)
     
  9. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Regular Member

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    I toyed with this idea for a while before putting onto TVOTB, and I really, really like it, makes the navbar less crowded.

    As far as how that page is loading, it's all about the template. It's not that hard to modify things a bit, I had fun doing that with mine ;)
     
  10. nextstep

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    I've installed the non-ajax version.
    ABoxcafe - Your Entertainment Network - Powered by vBulletin
    It's pretty easy actually. All you need is to follow the guide.
     
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