All forums are a part of some forum group. Pre-defined forums need to be created within some particular forum group and ad-hoc forums are automatically placed into the AdHoc forum group upon creation. A forum group usually contains forums related to the same topic. For example:
|•||Technical questions (forum)|
|•||Web design (forum group)|
Creating a new forum group
Go to CMS Desk -> Tools -> Forums and click New forum group. Fill in the following fields:
|•||Group display name: the forum group name displayed on your website|
|•||Group code name: the forum group name used in your code|
|•||Description: description of the forum group displayed on your website|
|•||Forum group base URL: URL displayed when the user accesses the forum; eg. ~/MyForums.aspx|
|•||Forum group unsubscription URL: URL of a page where users can unsubscribe from the given forum group|
Click OK to save.
Continue to the Creating a pre-defined forum topic to learn how to create individual forums within a forum group or the Adding an ad-hoc forum to the web topic to find out more about ad-hoc forums..