Composr Supplementary: Changing the Composr Forums
Written by Jim Davidson, Sponsored by Arvixe hostingAs my test site is going to be a community, we need somewhere to hang out and exchange views and ideas, the ideal place is a forum.
In the “Setup” wizard I opted to create a community and Composr included a forum for me.
If I look at the forum, under the General section two forums have been created General chat and Website comment topics each has an edit link alongside.
Let's click on the edit link next to General chat, in your editor you will see the forum ready for editing.
I am going to add a description so users know what the forum is about and the type of posts that are expected.
Which when saved will look like this.
For now click to save (many of the other options will be covered in the next bit of the tutorial). Upon saving our changes you will see the Edit forum screen in your Admin Zone.
Now I want to add a new forum called Composr templates.
Click Add forum and fill in the form.
NameThe name we want to give the forum in my case I will call it “Composr templates”
DescriptionA short description of what the forum is about like we did before when editing General chat.
GroupingI will leave it as General, so it sits alongside the other public forums.
ParentI want the forum to be a part of the existing forum root so I will leave the Parent selection as Forum home. (We will look at Parent in more detail soon.)
For now we will skip the Advanced and Permission settings but they will be covered in another tutorial.
So now when you view your site, you should see the changes.
And when you click on the forum.
To test I can click on “Add topic” and create a forum post.
You can add an attachment or add pictures to your post as well as format the text and add linking too. When you have finished click the “Add topic” button
Here is the post.
There is no limit to the amount of forums or sub-forums you can create but before you jump in, do consider your users and the user experience.
In my next tutorial I will add sub-forums.
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