This module provides a Forums page on your site that can host multiple forums. Each forum consists of a page that lists topics within the forum and each topic is contained with its replies on a separate page. This means forum topics and replies are automatically included in the site's Recent Changes, email notifications and RSS feed.
|1.8||2011-09-27||Fix Internet Explorer 9 compatibility issues.|
|1.7||2011-08-23||Update how topic subscription email notifications are sent to work with EditMe's new email infrastructure.|
|1.6||2011-04-04||Fix formatting incompatibility with Objective skins; Allow topic creation/reply to be included in User Tracker report.|
|1.4||2010-05-06||Policies can now be applied to forums in addition to the standard Public/Registered/Administrator security settings.|
|1.3||2010-03-12||Fix bug causing number of new topics in each forum to be reset between sessions.|
|1.2||2009-10-15||Ability to move topics between forums. Fix bug that sets all forums to "read" when any one forum is read.|
|1.1||2008-11-26||Fix bug in time assigned to new forum topics that affected sorting of topics on the forum page.|
When the module is installed, a Forums page is created on your site. Click the Toggle Administration link on the Forums page to show the administration tools.
Here you'll be able to set the following site-wide settings.
Label Admin replies with: The text specified here will be appended to the user names of Administrators when they post or reply to topics.
Topics per page: This sets the number of topics that will be displayed at once on a Forum page. If there are more topics than this, they'll be split up into multiple pages.
Above the Forum Settings is a list of the forums that exist on the site. Click Add Forum to create a new forum. Forums can be dragged and dropped to specify the order they'll appear on the Forums page. Click Save Forums after making any changes here or they'll be lost.
The following attributes can be specified for each forum:
Name: This is the title of the forum, for display purposes.
Description: This description will be displayed beneath the forum name on the Forums page.
Who Can View: This specifies the security setting for the forum. It will apply to the Forum page (where topics are listed) as well as each topic page. The following options are available:
- Public - Everyone will be able to see the forum list and topic pages. Users must still register to post or reply.
- Registered - Forum list and topic pages will be limited to Registered users.
- Private - Registered users will see only the topics they have posted. Administrators can see all topics. This allows for private communication between Registered users and Administrators.
- Administrators - Only Administrators can see or post topics.