The Forums module is a little bit different from News and Blogs. It uses its own categories and is not based on Generic Content. You can configure Forums categories from the Forums administration, there is a separate menu on the left. When creating Forums, you can assign them to a specific category or leave them Uncategorized. In the admin part, by default forums are displayed for each category. There are headers for the categories and there is a table with the forums in each. Additionally, there is a table with all Uncategorized forums. Please refer to the attached screenshot. In this case adding a Category column wouldn't make sense since it would be the same for all forums in one particular table.
If you still want to do it, here is how:
- Open the file ~/Sitefinity/Admin/ControlTemplates/Forums/ControlPanelAllForumsTemplate.ascx.
- There are two GridViews in this template - one with ID "inner" and one with ID "Uncategorized".
- Add the following markup to both
|<asp:TemplateField HeaderText="> |
| <ItemTemplate> |
| <%# DataBinder.Eval(Container.DataItem, "Category.Name")%> |
| </ItemTemplate> |
However, I don't see a point in doing such a thing for Forums. I want to warn you that you'd better back up the changed files, because they would be lost when you upgrade to the next version.
the Telerik team