The Discussion Forum module allows you to create multiple forum “boards” enabling you to run separate forums on one installation. Each board can have its own URL, making it possible for you to have separate boards for each site, or even run multiple distinct boards on a single site.
Aliases allow you to use alternative URLs from which to display your boards.
The “Forum Boards” are displayed in the left navigation. From there you can add new boards and edit or delete existing ones.
Adding/Editing a Forum Board
When set to enable, this forum board will be accessible to member roles with proper permissions
Full descriptive name of this board.
The “short name” for the forum board, used in the board= parameter of the Forum tag when running forums through regular templates. No spaces. Underscores and dashes are allowed.
URL location to the forum. This is the URL to the main forum page.
Forum URL segment
Word that triggers forum display. Cannot be the same as a template or template group. The trigger word causes the forum to be processed apart from standard templates. If you are outputting the forum via tag on a standard template, this field should be blank.
Forum theme for this forum.
Allows the use of standard PHP within forum templates.
PHP parsing stage
When set to output, PHP will be parsed after the template.
Attachments per post
Maximum attachments allowed per post.
URL location of this upload directory.
Allowed file types?
The type of files that can be uploaded as attachments.
Maximum file size in megabytes.
Maximum image width in pixels.
Maximum image height in pixels.
Enable thumbnail creation?
When set to enable, clickable thumbnails will be shown in posts.
Maximum thumbnail width in pixels.
Maximum thumbnail height in pixels.
Forum Board Alias Details
Forum Board Alias Settings
The Forum Board Alias settings are essentially the same as the General Settings for a normal forum board. The difference is that an existing forum board is selected as the one being aliased. This enables you to display a forum board on different sites / locations within the same ExpressionEngine installation as the normal location.
Forum Board Label
The label that is displayed for the forum board alias.
Forum Board Short Name
The “short name” for the forum board alias, used in the board= parameter of the Forum tag when running forums through regular templates.
The base URL where the forum board alias will be displayed.
Site for Forum
If the Multiple Site Manager is enabled, this allows you to determine which Site the forum board belongs to.
Forum Triggering Word
When this word is encountered in your URL it will display your forum. The word you choose cannot be the name of an existing template group.
Enable Forum Board
Yes / No. Whether or not the forum board alias is turned on.
Forum Board Being Aliased
The Forum Board that this Alias points to.