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  1. John
    John avatar
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    26 Sep 2012
    18 Nov 2009
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    yesterday i've downloaded and installed SiteFinity 3.7 Community. I've setup a community project and i'm really surprised by it's possibilites so far! I do have some questions about the forum section though.

    The forums in here show additional information which i cannot seem to retrieve in my project.
    - "Visits"
    - "Started by"

    That information is really valuable and i would like to add those in my project aswell. Any clue how to add this information ? Suggestions are highly appreciated!


    John Neus
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    18 Nov 2009
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    Hello John,

    Visits - the implementation will require developing whole statistics module ( we will support this functionality from Sitefinity 4.0. Basically each forum and post in a forum has ID (Guid). You need to associate each request with the ID of a post and write the request as integer value in a database table. In this table you should have post ID - primary key, VisitsCount as integer

    "Started by" - In Sitefinity when you create a thread, actually you create a post. You can easily get the name of an user that has created this thread.


    ForumManager manager = new ForumManager();
    IForum forum = manager.GetForum(new Guid("24F0759C-2D4B-47ae-9602-57E36F532720"))
    foreach(IPost post in forum.Posts)
       string owner = post.Owner;
       Label1.Text = owner;

    You can use IList AllPosts =  manager.GetForumPosts(forum.ID) as well.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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