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Create New Board

Creating and configuring Discussion Board settings such as moderators and allowing anonymous users to post.

Board Properties

To create a new Discussion Forum go to Administration -> Apps -> Modules -> Discussion Forum -> Create New Board. The following view will be presented:

Discussion forum module create new board screenshot v7

1. Edit/Configure:

Board Title

Enter an appropriate title for the discussion board.

Board Summary/Description

Enter an appropriate summary for the board.

Note: this may be exposed on a page.

Allow Anonymous Users to Participate

By default, Anonymous Users may view a board, but not post. If required, check to allow Anonymous Users to participate in the Forum.

Requires Moderation

If required, check to enforce moderation on the Forum. This means that new Topics will require moderation before being added to the Forum, and all replies will also require moderation.

Allow Users to Create Topics

Check if required.

Allow Attachments

If required, check to allow Forum Users to add attachments to their posts.

Note: if this option is select enter a maximum file size for attachments

Share this Board Amongst Community Sites

If required, check to allow the Forum to be added to pages on other sites in the Easysite installation.

Archived Topics Can be Viewed

Topics may be set to archived after a nominated number of days. if required, check to allow archived topics to be displayed in read only state.

Default Topic Display Order

Select the appropriate option.

Thread Display Order

Select the appropriate option

Comment Display Order

Select the appropriate option

Allow Customised Topic Order

Check if required. The topic order is then determined via the Forums page element.

User can subscribe to a Board

Check if required.

User can subscribe to a Topic

Check if required.

User can subscribe to a Thread

Check if required.

Enable RSS feed

If required, check to create an RSS feed for the Board. A link to this feed is presented on the Forums page.

Apply Time-Limit to Topics

If required check to allow topics to archive after a nominated number of days. 

Note: if this option is selected, the following view will be presented:

Discussion forum module create new board apply time limit screenshot v7

Time Limit

Enter an appropriate time limit.

Email Alert

If required, check to advise subscribers that a topic is about to be archived

Alert Period

Enter an appropriate number of days before the archive date that the alert email should be sent.

2. Click Save Board Properties.

3. Select the newly created board. The following options will be presented:

  • Edit Board DetailsCreating and configuring Discussion Board settings such as moderators and allowing anonymous users to post.
  • Moderate SubmissionsModerating topics and posts in a discussion board.
  • Manage PermissionsPermissions determine which groups may view the Forum and which groups may participate.
  • Personal PreferencesDetermining whether an administrator receives email notification of all submissions to a board.