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Setting up Forums

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  1. JAllen
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    02 Mar 2011
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    We're trying to spruce up the forum functionality in 3.7 to achieve something that virtually mirrrors this SF forum - with things that don't appear to be there out of the box... things like:

    - user avatars
    - open/solved images in front of the thread titles
    - number of visits as well as posts
    - rss feeds

    Are these things available out of the box or can you help us get them set up?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi JAllen,

    These features are not available out of the box.  Basically you need to create a custom module. To implement avatars the easiest way is using users profiles and custom fields for them where you can get/set the image.
    Answered/open thread - you can achieve this with css and a button that sets a class to a given post. You need to create a custom table in the database to persist this value. Number of visits - this will also require custom data layer where you save the post/thread id and the number of visits. For the rss you need a custom module that implements required interfaces.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Mark
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    jallen

    I'd like to acheive the avatar pic too
    Have you had any luck building this?

    thanks
  4. Anton Mernov
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    Hi Markus,

    Take a look at CT.Forums module that is available on Marketplace. Probably, it will allow you to achieve what you want.

    Best regards,
    Anton. 
  5. JAllen
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    Hi Markus,
    No, we haven't looked into this yet - we found the CT Forums and were hoping to implement that version.

    Anton,
    Is there any progress on a commercial version?

    Thanks,
  6. Mark
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    Thanks both

    Anton, are you the developer of this CT forums?
    If so, i'd like to know if the photo is included as from the marketplace page, it looks like its not

    Thanks
  7. Anton Mernov
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    @Markus
    Yes, I am. The CT.Forums module displays a user's avatar in each post. However, you have to implement a code that allows users to upload their avatars. Here is a post that describes how you can achieve this.
    BTW, you can use the same approach for Forums module in Sitefinity.

    @JAllen
    We are implementing additional features and have not yet any scheduled date.
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