You can establish and maintain discussion groups by using the Forums module.

NOTE: You create and edit Forums in the classic interface. For more information, see Reference: New content editing experience and the classic interface

The module is organized as follows:

  • Forums page
    To open the Forums page, in the main menu click Content » Forums.
    The Forums page opens, displaying an expandable list of all created forums, grouped in forum groups, with the number of threads and posts in each forum, together with actions you can perform on them.
  • Forum threads page
    When you click on a forum, you can view a list of all threads in that forum and the number of posts in each thread, together with actions you can perform on each thread.
  • Forum posts page
    When you click a thread, the Posts page opens where you can view a list of all posts in this thread, together with actions you can perform on each post.

The following table summarizes the main properties and actions for Forums.

Property/Action Description 
Widgets to use and configure 

Forums widget

Display on pages  Display content on your website

NOTE: Forums widget is a Web Forms widget. To use it on your page, you need to use a hybrid  or Web Forms only page template. For more information, see Overview: Page templates.

Organization  Hierarchical structure
Permissions  You can set permission for all forums and you can set individual permissions for each forum. For more information, see Grant permissions for content

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