03 Dec 2008
08 May 2012
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Ok yeah, we're on the same page then :) Yeah so I would HIGHLY recommend using classifications for this...means you don't have content duplication at all, and a couple quick "helper" controls should let you manage the items. You could even set up a feed (Sitefinity/Administration/Feeds) for the basic content items which only grabs the content with those tags, then just consume and publicly expose the RSS.
Now I haven't played with forums much at all, but a quick test shows yeah, you're right...there's no UI to setup a classification custom field (Telerik, get on that! :) ...I'm a little stumped on how to surface the forum threads.
You know you can create a custom backend page in the UI that'll showup on the menu and drop your widget on there. I've done this a bunch of times, and the only hard part is styling it to look native (but just use firebug to figure it out)
I've also not played much with the publishing, as it's a bit over my head and the docs are terrible at explaining. However 5.1 is giving them a major overhaul I hear...I think Martin tweeted that a couple days ago.