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Message Boards Configuration Reference

This article documents configuration settings available in the Message Boards app. To view the Message Boards app’s Configuration screen:

  1. Navigate to Site AdministrationContent & DataMessage Boards.

  2. Click the Options menu → Configuration.

General Tab

General Tab

Name

Description

Allow Anonymous Posting

Allows guest (non-authenticated) users to post threads.

Subscribe by Default

Subscribe users by default to threads they participate in.

Message Format

Dropdown menu to select BBCode or HTML as the editor

Enable Report Inappropriate Content

Enables users to report threads for Terms of Use violations

Enable Ratings

Enables users to rate threads

Thread as Question by Default

If enabled, the first threads are always questions and subsequent threads can be marked as answers; disabled by default

Show Recent Posts from Last

Dropdown menu to select how many previous posts are displayed based on time: 24 Hours, 7 Days, 30 Days, or 365 Days

Email From

Email From Tab

Name

Description

Name

Name of the forum owner or moderator

Address

Email address of forum owner or moderator

HTML Format

Checkbox to select the email’s format

Expand the Definition of Terms menu to learn more about how to create an automated email that import data and metadata from each thread:

Email From Definition of Terms

Message Added Email

The Message Added Email tab contains the template for emails that are sent whenever a message board thread is created.

Message Added Email

Expand the Definition of Terms menu to learn more about how the variables used to create an automated email that import data and metadata from each thread.

Message Added Email Definition of Terms

Message Updated Email

The Message Added Email tab contains the template for emails that are sent whenever a message board thread is updated.

Message Updated Email

Expand the Definition of Terms menu to learn more about how to create an automated email that import data and metadata from each thread

Message Added Email Definition of Terms

Thread Priorities

Message Updated Email

Name

Description

Default Language

The instance’s default language is set to English and cannot be modified here.

Localized Language

Dropdown menu for all supported languages; allows administrators to input different ranks in different languages.

Name

Name of the priority level

Image

Name of the icon associated with the priority level; can be a complete URL or a path relative to the theme

Priority

Priority level of the thread; threads with a higher number are more important; enter them in the descending order.

User Ranks

User Ranks

Message Boards users can configured to have a visible rank based on the number of posts they contribute.

Name

Description

Default Language

The instance’s default language is set to English and cannot be modified here.

Localized Language

Dropdown menu for all supported languages; allows administrators to input different ranks in different languages.

User Ranks Text Area

Text area where the user-defined ranks are entered

RSS

RSS

Name

Description

Enable RSS Subscription

Toggle to enable or disable RSS subscriptions

Maximum Items to Display

Dropdown menu to select maximum number of threads in the RSS feed

Display Style

Dropdown menu to select how the threads are displayed as an abstract, full content, or title only

Format

Dropdown menu to select which format: Atom 1.0, RSS 1.0, or RSS 2.0