Create forum threads

  1. To create a forum thread, click the forum where you want to create a forum thread.
  2. Click Create a thread.
    The Create a thread page opens.
  3. Enter the title of the post in the thread.
  4. In the text editor, enter the body of the post.
  5. By clicking More options, you can change the following:
    • Choose whether search engine crawlers can index this thread.
    • Set the thread type from the pulldown menu, choosing:
      • Standard
      • Sticky so that the post is always at the top of the list.
      • Announcement so the post is at the top of the list, even above Sticky ones.
    • Choose whether to close the thread to additional posts.
    • Adjust the automatically generated URL of the thread by clicking Change, and then entering a preferred URL name.
  6. You can choose if you want an RSS feed to be generated for this forum thread by clicking Alternative publishing (RSS) and selecting RSS feed checkbox.
    Feeds are used to publish frequently updated information, such as blogs, news, forum posts, etc. You can publish an RSS or Atom feed for the forum thread on the website and the users can subscribe to this feed. This way, they will receive updates of the thread without having to visit the website.

    You can change the settings of the automatically generated RSS feed.
    Click Change button and perform the following procedure:

    1. In RSS or Atom to generate? radio button group, select the format for the feed.
    2. In URL name, enter a URL of the feed.
    3. Choose how many items to include in the feed by selecting one of the following radio buttons:
      • Include the newest <number> items
        In the input field, enter how many of the published items you want to display.
      • Include all published items
        The feed displays all items that are published.
    4. Choose how to display the items in the feeds by selecting one of the following:
      • Title and content.
      • Title and first <number> characters.
      • Title only.
    5. To change the mapping of data fields, click Mapping Settings button.
      In the window that appears, you have a list of the data fields of the feed you are creating. To these fields, you can map fields of the RSS or Atom feed.

      When you are finished with the mapping of fields, click Accept changes.

    6. Click Done.

      For more information, see Publishing system: Feeds.

    7. You can display the RSS feed for the thread using the Feed widget.
      For more information, see Feed widget.
  7. Click Create this thread.
    The thread with its first post is created and appears in the list of all threads.

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