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By default the Orca Forum is configured to display 10 forum topics per page. If you have more than 10 topics you will see pagination or links for page 2, 3, Next page, and Last page at the bottom of each page.

If you would like to increase the number of topics per page to something like 20 or more before you see page 2, Next page, and Last page you can increase this fairly fast and easy. Some people have asked about more than 10 Orca Forum Topics per page and I thought I would post this for anyone that might be wondering about this.


How to Display more than 10 Dolphin Forum Topics per Page


First download and back up the file:
/modules/boonex/forum/inc/header.inc.php

Then, open the file and look for the topics per page line. It is a small file and easy to identify.

Near the top of the file you will find:
$gConf['topics_per_page'] = 10; // topics per page


If you wanted 20 topics per page you would change it to:
$gConf['topics_per_page'] = 20; // topics per page


For 25 topics per page:
$gConf['topics_per_page'] = 25; // topics per page

Etc...etc.

Save the changes back to your hosting account.


I wouldn't recommend setting it to high because you will end up creating more queries and resource usage. It shouldn't be a problem for 20 to 25 topics per page in most cases. But, if you set it to 100 per page and you get a lot of members and visitors viewing your forum it could amount to more strain/resource usage on your account especially if you are using a shared Boonex Dolphin Hosting environment.


Screen shot of default Dolphin Orca Forum with 10 topics per page:

10 Topics per page in Orca Forum



Screen shot after setting it to 20 per page:

20 Topics per page in Orca Forum



How to change it back to the original default 10 topics per page


Simply restore the backup file you downloaded to your hosting account overwriting the current file.

Or, manually open the file again:
/modules/boonex/forum/inc/header.inc.php

Then, just set the topics per page line back to 10 like:
$gConf['topics_per_page'] = 10; // topics per page

Save the changes back to your hosting account.


At the time this Boonex Dolphin 7 Tutorial was posted the current version is: Dolphin 7.0.9

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Tutorial by: Jeremy LeSarge (AKA Ray)

I am the owner and administrator of DialMe.com. I write Tutorials for Boonex Dolphin as well as tips and resources surrounding website programming and development. I enjoy working with WordPress, SEO, and Web Hosting / Servers. I also maintain a WordPress Blog here on this site where you will find a variety of technology and webmaster resources.

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