IN THIS CHAPTER
Introducing the Forum module
Controlling the styling of the Forum module
Using the active Forum topics block
Using the New Forum topics block
Drupal's Forum module creates a threaded discussion functionality, similar to what you see on other discussion or bulletin board sites. Topics are posted. and users can respond to the topics and to each other. Forums not only provide interactivity for your users, but also create a growing body of content for your site.
The Forum module provides a significant amount of functionality, including two system-created blocks. In this chapter, I introduce the Forum module, the various parts of the forum functionality, and the options that are available for styling your forum.
The Forum functionality has several parts. The main elements are the containers, forums, forum topics, and posts. Additionally, there are two related blocks for displaying forum topics.
The containers and the forums are the basic organizational elements, with the forum topics and posts supplying the content that is the essence of the threaded discussions. The blocks simply provide easy access to the most recent and active topics.
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