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Adding forums to get the discussion going

You can add more forums to your community to organize discussions around different focus areas. You cannot add existing, stand-alone forums to a community.

Forums that are added to public communities are available from the Public Forums page in the Forums app.

Adding multiple forums to a community provides your members with dedicated discussion areas where they can ask questions and discuss relevant topics.

  1. To add a forum to your community:
  2. From the navigation bar, click Communities and select the community you'd like to add a forum to.

  3. In the community menu, click Forums.

  4. Click the Forums tab, then Start A Forum.

  5. Enter a name and description, and add tags to the forum.

  6. If you want to know about updates to the forum, click the checkbox for I want to know when new topics and comments are made in this forum.

  7. Click Save.

Community members can start to post topics and questions in the forum. For more information, see Getting the discussion going in a forum.

Manage forums directly from the Forums area on the community's Highlights page. If the Forums app is not added, refer to Adding apps and widgets to the Highlights page.

  • Start a forum topic by clicking Start a Topic and completing the form that is displayed.
  • Click a topic title to open it. This app lists the five most recent topic updates.
  • Access a full list of forum topics for the community by clicking View All.

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