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Configuration for mobiles - what options do we have?

  • 26 November 2019
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We can change how our forum homepage looks, adding, removing and changing the order of how features appear with ease. It’s great!

 

But 80% of traffic to one of our forums is from a mobile. Most of this traffic lands on a subforum homepage or on specific topics. We want to optimise the display of these areas for this device type, but I don’t seem to have many options to do this. 

  1. Are there options (or plans) for mobile-display-only settings?
  2. When changing features on the homepage, will this effect the view of sub-forum homepages?
  3. Discussion point: how best do you prime a forum for mobile use? For one thing, we need content that’s concise…. any other tips, get sharing!

 

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Best answer by Yoeri 28 November 2019, 15:56

We are still working on homepage configuration options at this point. All homepage changes that you make will be applied to all devices and viewports. However, different (smaller) viewports will show widgets differently in an optimized design for that viewport 🙂 We don’t offer separate options for specific devices or viewports. Could you tell us more about what you’d like to see for mobile-display-only settings? :)

Changes made to the homepage configuration will not affect the views of sub-forum homepages. We are investigating configuration settings for sub-forum homepages (we call them category pages btw ;)) like the possibility to add quick-links and an easier way to feature topics on these pages

Hope this helps

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We are still working on homepage configuration options at this point. All homepage changes that you make will be applied to all devices and viewports. However, different (smaller) viewports will show widgets differently in an optimized design for that viewport :) We don’t offer separate options for specific devices or viewports. Could you tell us more about what you’d like to see for mobile-display-only settings? :)

Changes made to the homepage configuration will not affect the views of sub-forum homepages. We are investigating configuration settings for sub-forum homepages (we call them category pages btw ;)) like the possibility to add quick-links and an easier way to feature topics on these pages

Hope this helps

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Thanks for the reply @Yoeri :)

 

Mobile specific config settings would be useful in order to remove bulky features (that aren’t bulky on desktop) from the display, like featured_banner, featured_home, quick links, introduction bar, statistics bar. For a mobile, we’d want less features vs desktop.

 

Hopefully somwething we’ll see at some point in the future!

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Thanks for the insights!

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Personally I would like for side-widgets to show up at the top of the page, below quick links, and featured, and before the categories / recently active etc.

That way we can ‘force’ users to visit those links prior to starting new topics.

Again, a preference for more personalisation per community, rather than a cookie cutter display.

Cheers,

Ditte

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