The Add Topic button creates a page in Confluence as a child page for the given forum root page. This button is added to the page by default when you add the Forum Macro.
Sticky Topics are represented in the forum with a sticky topic icon and are positioned at the top of the forum table, regardless of the last activity in the forum. Use "Sticky Topics" to denote important topics that you wish your users to pay attention to, or topics you wish to remain at the top of the forum. The sticky topic property can be applied/removed to any topics you wish by simply toggle on/off the sticky icon next to the topic title.
Community Forums gives your users the ability to search for a topic title within a Forum.
|Partial word search||It can be used to complete the current word||top*|
|Single character placeholder||It is useful for searching topics when you have an unknown letter||top?c|
|AND Operator||Using AND will return matches for topics that contain both the keywords||x AND y|
|NOT Operator||Using NOT will return matches for topics that contain first keyword but not the second keywords||x NOT y|
|OR Operator||Using OR will return matches for topics that contain either the keywords||x OR y|
|Group Operators||You can use a combination of the operators by grouping them together for your Search by using ( )||x NOT (y OR z)|
The "Clear Search" button allows the user to simply clear any searching that's been applied. It's a simple and effective way to come back to the forum without having to re-load the page and allows users to use the Forum effortlessly.
Pagination splits the forum topics across several pages in the forum table. The user can select the number of topics per page from the dropdown list at the bottom of the table. By default pagination is set to 5 topics per page, and the macro will remember your last choice. You can use page navigation at the bottom of the Forum table to navigate between pages, giving you an easy way to navigate the forum without overwhelming your users with too many topics at once.
This feature enables the user to maintain a page within a Forum Tree but unmark it as a topic, so that it will not appear as a topic on the Forum Page.
This feature enables the user to mark a specific page as a Topic, so that it will appear as a topic on the Forum Page.
This feature enables the user to mark all children pages as a Topic, so that all of them will appear as a topic on the Forum Page.