June 7, 2012 in Feedback
I'm looing in utilizing IP.Board, but I need FAQ section. I know that Help section has been recomended in the past requests, but I want to keep that separate.
So, with the existing IP.Board package, can I create a totally new FAQ section (separate page) which I could manage separatelly from the help page?
You could by utilizing IP.Content. Alternatively, you could dedicate a "FAQ" forum within IP.Board and post FAQ topics within that forum.
IP.Content looks like way too much for what's needed and also complicated. Forums idea is not bad, but only if I could integrate it into my current website template. For default IP.Board layout, this means:
- no header
- no right side column
- no bottom stats
Basically forum categories only. Is this possible?
Still about existing Help page, would it be possible to replicate it, and make it a part of main navigation like Members, Calendar, etc?
easy pages or dp33 pages mods may be useful. you create html page and it shows in menu, just create a faq page that way.
I can create a small hook for this in 5 minutes so PM me if you buy IPB and want that.
We use a combination of Michael McCune's TUTORIALS system and the IPB forums. We create a FAQ in a forum entitled FAQS & HELP, and then we promote that to the tutorial system. In that way, we have it in the forum system as well as in a categories differentiated tutorial area giving our users multiple methods to find answers to their questions. And, it only takes one post to create both.
(As you can see there are a lot of different possibilities)
With regards to your earlier question, you could remove the template wrapper by editing your skin and explicitly hiding the HTML that forms the wrapper using template logic. Someone in the peer help forum may be able to provide specific instructions.
Thanks to all taking time to share and suggest.
I already have IP.Board and IP.Blog for about two years. They never took off and I wanted to use it on another site where I manually maintain FAQ section. I already checked and came across a lot of FAQ and Knowledge Base specific solutions, but thought to check on Invision Power options and ideas first, since I already own Board and Blog software. All still sounds as a tough sell.
In this particular case, it’s much easier to pay for a fully developed solution that allows easy integration into existing website.
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