Forums can be added to a Confluence Page using either the Community Forums Blueprints feature (recommended), or by manually adding the macros to a page.
The blueprint feature creates a forum under the current space and page.
The default configuration adds the Status, Topic, Author, Number of Replies, Number of Views, and Last Activity Date columns. The Search, Sort and Filter features will be available as default including the new topic button. Sticky topics on top is set to true. Pagination is set to 20 topics per page. The Root page for the Forum is set to the page where the Forum Macro is located. The forum is still fully configurable after creation.
The "Restrict new topic to creator" macro parameter has been disabled from v.2.3.1.