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Usage

The Forum macro is the main Community Forums macro that provides the main body of the forum. All column macros must be placed within the Forum macro.

The topics that are displayed are found using the Confluence search index. This means there will normally be a slight delay between when a page or comment is added, and it showing up.

 

Insert a Forum macro:

Macro Options

In the Forum Macro editor, the user is presented with the following options:

 

Complete the desired fields.

Parameter

Description

Type

Default

Required

Forum root page

The root page containing the underlying topics

string

current page

(error)

Number of topics displayed per pageYou can use the page navigator at the bottom of the forum to navigate the topics. Topics per page must be a value between 1 and 100.integer20(tick)
Topic templateProvide a Confluence global or space template page which will be used for all newly created topics in this forum.stringnone(error)
Always show sticky topics on topShow sticky topics on top in the forum.booleantrue(error)
Include topics from sub-forumsThe forum table will display all topics and sub-topics from across the forum and sub-forums.booleanfalse(error)
Show excerptFirst checks to see whether a child page contains an "Excerpt" macro and shows the contents, otherwise it displays the contents of the Confluence Page Excerpt feature.booleantrue

(error)

 

Color Options

The Color options allow users to customize the color of the Forum headings and text. This can be useful to help users distinguish between different forums, improve aesthetics or match the company color scheme. The color scheme will be applied to the forum and the forum summary located on the same page.

Instruction if required are provided in the Forum Features section.

 

Complete the desired fields and save.

Parameter

Description

Type

Default

Required

Override background color

Overrides the default banner color scheme for this forum.

hexadecimal

#4a6785

(error)

Override text colorOverrides the default banner text color scheme for this forum.hexadecimal#ffffff(error)


 

 

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