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Question about changing Forum Templates

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  1. Blake
    Blake avatar
    10 posts
    28 Jul 2009
    07 Feb 2011
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    Hey Sitefinity,

    Is it possible to change the layout template for the Forums module, without changing the actual /Sitefinity/ControlTemplates/Forums/etc... ?

    For example, rather than modify the existing /Sitefinity/ControlTemplates/Forums/(ForumList.ascx,SingleThread.ascx, etc) can I copy these files to a /Custom/ directory and then tell Sitefinity to use the custom templates (like other controls have)?  How would I tell Sitefinity to use these new templates as opposed to the ones out-of-the-box?  Is this even possible?  I like having the original templates and the new templates (so I can compare).


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    16 Jun 2017
    07 Feb 2011
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    Hello Blake,

    Forums is not Generic Content base module. You can set external templates if you create a custom provider
    that inherits from Telerik.Forums. ForumProvider and replace the default one.
    Inside the provider you can override the public properties like

    • ForumListTemplate
    • SingleThreadTemplate
    • EditPostTemplate
    • EditThreadTemplate

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  3. Blake
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    10 posts
    28 Jul 2009
    07 Feb 2011
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    Hey Ivan,

    Thanks for the response.  You got me going in the right direction.

    Turns out that I could change the control template in the Sitefinity provider string.

    See the following code:

        <forums defaultProvider="Sitefinity">
                    <add name="Sitefinity" securityProviderName=""
                 type="Telerik.Forums.Data.DefaultProvider, Telerik.Forums.Data" connectionStringName="DefaultConnection" visible="true"

    I could specify forumListTemplate and change the control template that way.

    Thanks for the help!

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