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glfusion:forum [2010/02/27 16:06] (current)
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 Another great feature, if you have created a few stories on the main page, and people have left comments in them, you can convert those stories into topics, and the comments into posts!   Another great feature, if you have created a few stories on the main page, and people have left comments in them, you can convert those stories into topics, and the comments into posts!  
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 ===== Forum Configuration Settings (Command & Control -> Configuration -> Forum) ===== ===== Forum Configuration Settings (Command & Control -> Configuration -> Forum) =====
 There are a large number of general settings to be set for the plugin. On this page, you will see a list of configuration settings, and a description of what each does. However, there are a few that should have extra description. Under Centerblock Settings you can control the block that will appear on the main page of the site.  There are a large number of general settings to be set for the plugin. On this page, you will see a list of configuration settings, and a description of what each does. However, there are a few that should have extra description. Under Centerblock Settings you can control the block that will appear on the main page of the site. 
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 |Login Required to View   |Do you need to be registered to view posts? Specifies whether or not you will allow non-logged-in users to view the Forum.  | |Login Required to View   |Do you need to be registered to view posts? Specifies whether or not you will allow non-logged-in users to view the Forum.  |
 |Login Required to Post   |Do you need to be registered to create posts? Specifies whether or not you will allow non-logged-in users to create new posts or reply to existing posts.  Set to yes to only allow logged-in-users to create Forum posts.  | |Login Required to Post   |Do you need to be registered to create posts? Specifies whether or not you will allow non-logged-in users to create new posts or reply to existing posts.  Set to yes to only allow logged-in-users to create Forum posts.  |
-|Enable User Rating System |Setting this to True will enable the Community Moderation System.  |+|Enable User Rating System  |Setting this to True will enable the Community Moderation System.  |
 |Allow Notification  |Do you want to allow people to be notified of new posts or replies to their posts?  Set to yes to enable notification emails to Forum subscribers when new posts are created. **NOTE** Be aware that on busy sites, this can generate a significant amount of outgoing email.  Ensure you do not violate the Terms of Use of your hosting provider.  | |Allow Notification  |Do you want to allow people to be notified of new posts or replies to their posts?  Set to yes to enable notification emails to Forum subscribers when new posts are created. **NOTE** Be aware that on busy sites, this can generate a significant amount of outgoing email.  Ensure you do not violate the Terms of Use of your hosting provider.  |
 |Enable BBcode Signature  | If set to true, uses will have the ability to define their own unique BBcode based signature. If set to false, the Forum will use the glFusion tag (signature) on the forum posts.  | |Enable BBcode Signature  | If set to true, uses will have the ability to define their own unique BBcode based signature. If set to false, the Forum will use the glFusion tag (signature) on the forum posts.  |
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 |Messages Per Page  |Messages Admin screen - number of message lines per page.   | |Messages Per Page  |Messages Admin screen - number of message lines per page.   |
 |Search Results   |Number of records to show per page when viewing search results.   | |Search Results   |Number of records to show per page when viewing search results.   |
 +|Show Blocks  |Which navigation blocks (left / right) should be displayed when viewing the Forum.  |
 +|User Menu Type  |Block Menu - Display the Forum menu in the left navigation column using a block format.  |
 +|Nav Bar  |Display the user menu as a set of tabs at the top of the Forum display.  |
 +|MySQL 4+ Installed  |If you have MySQL v4.1 or greater installed, set this to TRUE.  |
 +|Silent Edit Default  |When editing a post, if Silent Edit is checked, the post's date/time will not be modified. Set to TRUE if you want Silent Edit mode by default.  |
 +|Avatar Width  |Maximum width (in pixels) of the avatar graphic.  |
 +|Allow IMG bbcode  |If TRUE, allow the img bbcode. Set to FALSE to disable the img bbcode.  |
 +|Show Moderators  |Set to TRUE to display who the Forum moderators are for each forum. **NOTE** Displaying the moderators requires several additional database calls and can quickly slow down the display of the forum page.  |
 +|Default Date / Time Format  |Date / Time Display Format. See PHP Date Format Documentation for details.  |
 +|Default Topic Date / Time Format  |Date / Time Display Format for topic listings. See PHP Date Format Documentation for details  |
 +|Pop-up number of chars / Popup Width  |These 2 fields control the width and the number of characters shown in the tooltip.  NOTE: With the Nouveau theme, the pop-up width is fixed and this setting is ignored.  |
 +|Quote Format  |Format for quoting text.  |
 +|Number of popular posts to show  |Number of Popular posts to show in the Popular Tab  |
 +|Number of last posts to show  |Number of posts to show in the Latest Post Tab  |
 +|Group Tags  |[[glfusion:forum#group_tags|Group tags]] allow you to associate 'badges' to users based on levels.  |
 ^Topic Posting Settings  ^ Description^ ^Topic Posting Settings  ^ Description^
 |Title Length  |Maximum length in characters for the topic subject.   | |Title Length  |Maximum length in characters for the topic subject.   |
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 ===== Import ===== ===== Import =====
 If you are migrating from a phpBB3 Forum system, you can import the old forum posts into the glFusion Forum plugin. If you are migrating from a phpBB3 Forum system, you can import the old forum posts into the glFusion Forum plugin.
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 +===== Group Tags =====
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 +Group tags are the little graphic that show under the user's avatar image in the forum post.
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 +You can create a custom graphic for different folks based on their glFusion group membership.
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 +For example, you could create a group called 'Nice People' using the standard Command & Control -> Groups screen.
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 +Then, in the Forum configuration, you could add a group tag by entering Nice People (the glFusion group) in the Add Element field (after I click the + for Group Tags), then hit Add Element, type in the graphic I want associated to the group Nice People.
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 +You have to manually upload the graphic to public_html/forum/images/badges/. If you look there, you'll see a few examples.
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 ====== User Functions  ====== ====== User Functions  ======
glfusion/forum.txt · Last modified: 2010/02/27 16:06 by Mark
 
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