Categories and Forums in wpForo Plugin
- Categories are the top-level forums, which are designed to group similar forums in a separate section on the forum home page.
- They only for forum grouping purposes, there is no way to add topics in categories and they don’t contain topics.
- In Dashboard > Forums Management admin page, if a category (blue panels) does not have forums (grey panels) it will not be displayed on front-end. Each category should contain at least one forum.
- wpForo forums can be displayed with different layouts (Extended, Simplified, Q&A). Forums inherit their top parent (category) layout. Thus if you need to change some forum layout you should change its top parent Category layout. In other words, Child forums’ layout depends on the top category (blue panels) layout. They cannot have a different layout.