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Forum Topics Widget
What is it?
This widget acts as a window into one or more Forum channels, displaying collections of forum topics from around your digital workplace. The different display options allow you to show various elements of the channels you select. Use the widget to show people the contents of different forum entries, and use the filter bar to sort entries on the fly.
This table lists what settings you can configure on the Options tab.
Enter a title for the Widget. The title appears as a heading above the Widget's contents. You should use the title to provide users with an idea of why the Widget's content is important to them or to highlight the content's purpose. Titles also serve to better structure the content of a page by clearly denoting different sections.
When entering a title, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should click the field's Translation button () and enter a title for each supported language.
Enter the URL of a location in your digital workplace. User's who click the Widget's title, if it has one, will go to this location. Whether you enter the link as a relative URL or absolute URL does not matter, it will convert to an absolute URL the next time you edit the Widget.
Enter a description for the Widget. The description appears between the title and the Widget's contents. You can use this text to provide additional context to the Widget or instructions for using the Widget.
When entering a description, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should click the field's Translation button () and enter a description for each supported language.
Select from which Forum Channel(s) the Widget displays content. Access Rules determine what users will see when configuring and viewing the Widget:
To add sources:
To remove sources:
|Include||Select which topics to include in the Widget. You must select a status and topic type. Only topics that match these criteria and that are from the connected source Channel(s) will display in the Widget.|
Status options include:
|Sort options||Select how to sort topics in the Widget. Options include:|
|Number of results|
Enter the maximum number of results to increment by, and to display initially. You must enter a value between 1 and 99. If there are additional items to display, users can click the Load More link found at the bottom of the feed to load additional results.
|Show add link|
Select to add an "Add Topic" button to the Widget. Only users with at least Write Access to any of the connected Forum Channels can see this button. These users can click this button to add content to the Forum Channels that they have at least Write Access to.
|Show follow icon|
Select "Show follow icon" to add a Follow button()subscribe to all Channels displayed in the Widget that they have at least Read level Access to.
This table lists what settings you can configure on the Layout tab.
|Customize your layout|
You can determine what information is displayed along with the topic names in the widget by configuring the selections in here (e.g., User Photo, Type, Locked, Created By, Resolution, Channel, Activity Date, Replies, Likes).
Show filter bar.
Show pinned items at the top of the list of topics.
Use the Class field to add custom CSS to this Widget.
Your digital workplace's CSS theme overrides other settings on this tab.
You can follow the standard Widget placement and set up steps for this Widget. You may find it helpful to leave this article open as a reference for what specific configuration settings do.
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