In many cases you'll want toshow a small number of the most recent forum postson a space home page and have a separate page which lists all topics.
The easiest way to do this is to create a new widget with the following settings:
Displays recent topics in the forum - a page called "Forum" must exist in the space and each child page of the Forum page is a topic.
The align macro requires a recent version of the Content Formatting Macros.
(The xml backup of this example widget is also attached to this page if you want to use the import functionality instead.)
This will display a message warning users to create the Forum page if it doesn't exist. If the page does exist, they'll see a "New Topic" link below the forum.
On the "Forum" page, simply add the following notation:
That will list all forum topics using a more conventional tabular forum design.