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:
In the Forum Macro editor, the user is presented with the following options:
Complete the desired fields.
Forum root page
The root page containing the underlying topics
|Number of topics displayed per page||You 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.||integer||20|
|Topic template||Provide a Confluence global or space template page which will be used for all newly created topics in this forum.||string||none|
|Always show sticky topics on top||Show sticky topics on top in the forum.||boolean||true|
|Include topics from sub-forums||The forum table will display all topics and sub-topics from across the forum and sub-forums.||boolean||false|
|Show excerpt||First 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.||boolean||true|
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.
Override background color
Overrides the default banner color scheme for this forum.
|Override text color||Overrides the default banner text color scheme for this forum.||hexadecimal||#ffffff|