Alternative to Message Board web part?

Susanne Hou asked on January 11, 2016 14:44


I am using the free version of kentico 8.2 to work on a small website. I need a functionality similar to that of an old school message board or perhaps a chat of some sort. The users need to be able to upload a message to the page, which will then be displayed there. So i chose the message board web part, because well - it seemed to have the exact functionality that I wanted. However, I keep getting the error that "The requested feature is not available in the Kentico edition you are using. See event log for more details." I assume that it's not included in the free edition then. However, is there any way for me to achieve a simliar functionality? As far as I can see, i will need to develop my own web part to be able to do this, but I was wondering if I missed something obvious.

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Jan Hermann answered on January 11, 2016 14:58


yes, message boards are not available in the Free edition, however if you don't want to implement anything custom you can bend online forms to achieve your goal. In the Free edition you are allowed to create one online form, so I would create an online form that would contain all the fields you need plus one extra field hidden that would store DocumentID of current document. Now, you can place the online form on as many pages as you need and of course you need to also put there the Repeater with custom query web part that selects only those records where stored DocumentID matches current DocumentID.

Best regards,
Jan Hermann.

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