Creating Topics

How to Create Topics | Create topics in the Forum module.

Prerequisites: Users require contributor+ permissions for the module to complete this task.

Create topics. Topics contain discussions, which contain posts.

To create a forum topic:
  1. Log in to Cartella.
  2. Navigate to [name-of-folio] > [name-of-forum-module].
  3. Click Create Topic.

    Create Forum Topic

    The Create Topic view displays.
  4. Enter a topic name in the Name field.
  5. Optional: Enter the topic description in the Description field. Use the HTML editor to add formatting, links, media, and view the HTML source code.
    Note: Click Manage Fields to add, remove, or edit fields that display in this view. See Field Management for details.
  6. Select a sharing permission in the Sharing drop-down list. See Creating Folios for option descriptions.
  7. Select or clear the Send Email Notifications Upon Save checkbox. Select users and groups to receive email notifications.
    Note: The checkbox toggles back to cleared after saving.
  8. Select or clear restrictions. See Creating Folios for option descriptions.
  9. Click Submit.
    Note: If the creator has contributor permissions, the item requires approval from a moderator to display in the module. See Inbox and Role Management for details. The following message displays:
    This item is pending approval by a moderator.
    If the creator has senior contributor permissions, the item automatically displays in the module without approval.
    Cartella creates the forum topic.