Organizing Forums

To understand how to organize a forum, it’s helpful to know what the structure of the forum is:

Forum Topics
Forum Category
Forum Posts

The forum module can consist of multiple Forum Categories. In each category, multiple Forums can be added. In their turn, forums can consist of multiple topics. Finally, users can post comments on these topics and reply to, and quote each other’s comments.

In the example below, you can see how Forums are structures. Events is the first category and the forums Freelancers take the stage, Workshops and Masterclasses have been added to this category. Please keep in mind that a forum category is necessary in order to create a forum. Adding forum topics to a forum should be done in the front end of the platform.

structure of the forums

To organize your Forum order, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Publish at the top menu in Admin.
  2. Choose Forum.
  3. You are now on the Overview tab. To change the order of the Forum, select a forum category next to this tab.
  4. Now click on the Sort icon at the top-right corner of the page.
  5. You can now drag and drop your items in order of preference.

organizing a forum

Looking for something else?

  1. About the forum module
  2. Create a new forum
  3. Create a new topic

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