I am happy that my response helped you.
In order registered users to post reply and start new threads you need to give them Create
permission. I believe i mentioned this in my previous post. For example you can set the permissions for Everyone
(this defines all registered users except the administrators) to allow View
This should do what you need to achieve.
The way that you want your forums to behave - i.e. to list first categories, after clicking categories to list all forums, etc. is not supported by Sitefinity. However there is away of achieving it, and it would to write your own forums control in which to define the way that forums should behave.
Otherwise it would be very easy to change the appearance of your forums (to modify their templates). To do this open your web-site in Visual Studio go to ~/Sitefinity/ControlTemplates/Forums/
the .ascx files that you will see there are the templates for the forums. Pick the file you want to edit (for example EditPost.ascx
) and edit it the template, define your custom css, etc.
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