The “Forums” module allows you and your users to post forums on your website which are sorted into categories to make it easier to browse for a specific group of topics. Categories and subcategories are required to use this module. Once you create a category and select it you will have an additional button that will read “Manage Forums”. Once you click this button you will be taken to a screen to edit and delete forums.
Enable the forums? – Select “Yes” to enable the forums module, otherwise select “No”.
Days until old messages gets deleted. – Enter a numeric value for the number of days until a topic will be deleted from your database. The number is in days.
Display the top 10 forum postings on your main forums page? – When this option is turned on, your users will see the latest top 10 newest topics on your main forums page.
Enable the users to edit their posts?. – When this option is turned on, your users will be able to edit topics that they have posted to your website.
Keys to access the forums. – Select the keys that will be able to access the “Forums” module.
Keys to post messages. – Select the default keys a user will need to post a new topic. When adding a category the “write” keys for a category will overwrite this option.
Keys to manage the forums. – Select the keys a user must have to manage the “Forums” module. Users in this key will be able to edit and delete topics from your database.
This screen will allow you to modify the main forums page that a user will see when entering the “Forums” module. You can also modify individual category pages by selecting the dropdown for “Page to Modify”.