Kentico CMS 7.0 Developer's Guide

Managing forum posts

Managing forum posts

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Managing forum posts

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Threads and posts can be managed on the Posts tab when editing the forum that contains them.


Creating a new thread


When you navigate to the tab, you can initially see the New thread page, letting you add a new thread to the current forum group. The following details need to be filled in:


User name: user name which will be used for the thread author

E-mail: e-mail of the thread author

Subject: subject of the initial post of the thread

Post: text of the initial post of the thread

Signature: signature under the initial post

Subscribe to post: if enabled, notification e-mails about new posts in the thread will be sent to the e-mail address specified in the E-mail field




Managing particular posts


If you select a post from the tree on the left, you can perform the following actions:


edit_post Edit - opens the post for editing - you can edit the post text, user's name, signature, etc.

Delete Delete - deletes the post

reply Reply - opens a dialog using which you can send a reply to the post

stick_thread Stick thread - sticks this thread so that it will be displayed at the beginning of the forum

split_thread Split thread - moves the post and its replies to a new thread

lock_thread Lock thread - locks the thread so that no more posts can be added to it

Reject Reject - rejects the post so that it is not displayed and needs approval to be displayed

Reject Reject sub-tree - performs the Reject action for the current posts and all its children

MoveThread Move - moves a thread to a new forum




Forum post listing


In case that there are too many threads in the forum, you can limit the number of displayed threads using the Max forum post nodes settings key in Site Manager -> Settings -> Community -> Forums. If you use this key and there are more threads in the forum than the set value, the Click here for more... link is displayed at the bottom of the tree. After clicking this link, the Forum post listing page is displayed in the main area.


The Forum posts listing page initially displays all threads in the forum, while the following actions can be performed:


View View - displays the thread's initial post in the main area (this action is identical to clicking the post in the tree)

Delete Delete - deletes the whole thread including all child posts

subposts Sub-posts - displays sub-posts of the post in the grid in the main area

postparent Parent post - displays a list of sub-posts of the parent post in the main area (goes up one level)