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Create a custom forum type

Create a custom forum type

You can create custom forum types in addition to the three defaults for a customized form of discussion or information exchange.

  1. Go to the Admin panelContent section > Forum types page.
  2. Click Add forum type on the top left (Version 9.1: on the top right). The Add forum type window will appear.
  3. In the Forum type field (Version 9.1: Forum name), type your custom forum type name.

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  4. In the Button name field, type your custom "Add post" button name. This button is found above the forum posts.
  5. In the Label name field, type the name for a forum post on your custom forum. This name shows with the number of forum posts in the forum statistics on the forum page. (Label names for the default forum types are: topics, ideas, and questions.)
  6. In the Empty text field, type the text you want to appear if there are no posts in the forum, or if no results are found in the forum search. (eg. No topics found.)
  7. Choose a Default sort order from the dropdown. (See Forum types and options for more information on sort order.)
  8. If multiple languages are enabled, click the language icon at the bottom to open a dropdown menu. Select another enabled language, and fill in the fields described above for the other languages. (Version 9.1: If multiple languages are enabled, click the language icons to the right of the above fields to open dropdown menus and add the localized names.)
       
  9. Click Save/OK.
To edit a default or custom forum type, go to the Admin panelContent section > Forum types page, hover over the forum type you wish to edit, and click the edit icon on the right. (Version 9.1: Click the gear icon to the right of the forum type you wish to change, and select Edit from the menu that appears.)