cogForum application with multiple forums, topics, answers, comments, supporting Wysiwyg and Votes
TypeXAR
CategoryApplication
Developed by

Ludovic Dubost, Anca Luca, Maxim Ionut, Joshua Marks, Opcalia, Sofiane Baloul, Gabriela Smeria, Victor Rachieru, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica), Alexandru Cotiugă

Active Installs354
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager

Description

You can also try the Pro version: Forum Application (Pro).

This forum application is a complete redesign and rewrite of previous existing forum applications: (Bulletin Board Application and SimpleForumApplication).

It boasts the following features:

  • Multiple Forum creation
  • Topic creation
  • Answering to topics
  • Commenting on topics
  • Voting
  • Ordering topics by number of comments or votes
  • Editing all fields (topics, answers, comments) in Wysiwyg including Images and Macros
  • Admin or Topic Manager forum/topic/answer/comment deleting
  • Flagging innappropriate content with Flag queue for moderators
  • Slick UI

Here are some screenshots:

Forum Template

Since v2.1.1 A Forum Template is displayed in the page creation wizard.

forumTemplate.png

This application lets you flag inappropriate content on an answer, comment or topic. Everytime you want to flag one of the previous items, you just have to press the flag icon flag.png inside each element. 

Here are some screenshots:

flagCreation.png

Flag creation

flagList.png

Flag list

The flag list provides you information about the:

  • Reason - a motive why an user thought that conversation should be flagged
  • User - current user that flagged the conversation
  • Date - date and hour at which the conversation was flagged
  • Moderator - user that created the conversation that is flagged
  • Status - flag status (open/ resolved/ in progress)

To receive an email when you flag a topic/answer/comment you need to have the mail sending configured ( http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Extension/Mail%20Application ) and also, in XWIki Preferences, go to edit mode ( http://localhost:8080/xwiki/bin/edit/XWiki/XWikiPreferences ), then Edit Objects, under Objects of type XWiki.XWikiPreferences open the Object and add an email address to Admin email.

Panel 'Most active topics'

Among other functionalities, Forum application offers you a simple way to visualize the 'Most active topics'. You can also order them ascending or descending, regarding creation date, number of votes or number of comments, with a simple click on the sorting arrows.

panel.png

Macro 'Recent Forum Discussions'

Starting with the version 2.0 the Forum Application includes a new macro to display the recent panel discussions

RecentForumDiscussions.png

This application has been sponsored by XWiki SAS, Curriki.org and Opcalia. 

Tested on

This extension has been tested with the following configurations.

Extension VersionXWiki FlavorNotes
1.3XWiki Enterprise 5.2.x, 6.0.1

It should also work with XWiki Enterprise 4.5.x.

1.7XWiki Enterprise 6.2.4
1.8XWiki Enterprise 5.4.6 (Colibri), 6.3 (Colibri, Flamingo)
1.9XWiki Enterprise 6.4-M1 , 6.4
1.9.4XWiki Enterprise 6.4.4
1.9.5XWiki Enterprise 7.1.2, 7.2
2.2XWiki Enterprise 9.1.2
2.2.1XWiki 9.8.1

Issues: https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XAFORUM-218 , https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XAFORUM-246 , https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XAFORUM-251 , https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XAFORUM-252 , https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XAFORUM-253 , https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XAFORUM-254

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

Since 2.1, the Forum application requires XWiki 7.4+ in order to use Nested Pages feature. The Pre-Nested Pages version of the Forum application is kept in the stable-1.x branch and only bug fixes will be applied to it.

Since 1.9.4, org.xwiki.contrib.ratings:application-ratings-ui dependency has been replaced with org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-ratings-ui

Release Notes

v2.2.1

  • In order to apply the fix from this version for the existing Forums, run the migration script located in ForumCode.Migrations.2\.2\.1. This will work only for forums that are built on a nested pages version of XWiki (> 7.4).

v2.2

v2.1.1

v2.1

v2.0.1

v2.0

v1.9.6

v1.9.5

v1.9.4

v1.9.3

v1.9.2

v1.9.1

v1.9

v1.8

v1.7

v1.6

v1.5

v1.4

v1.3

v1.2

v1.1

Dependencies

Dependencies for this extension (org.xwiki.contrib.forum:application-forum-ui 2.2.1):

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Created by Ludovic Dubost on 2013/12/09 11:01
    

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