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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 Administration panelContent section > Forum types page.
  2. Click Add forum type on the top right. The Add forum type dialog will appear.
  3. In the Forum name field, 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 portlet on the right-hand side of the forum. (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. 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.
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  8. Choose a Default sort order from the dropdown. (See below for more information on sort order.)
  9. Click OK.
To edit a default or custom forum type, go to the Administration panelContent section > Forum types page, click the gear icon to the right of the forum type you wish to change, and select Edit from the menu that appears.