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Using Forum component in CQ5.4

Rich_Clem
Level 3
Level 3

We are trying to setup a Forum template using the Forum component in CQ5.4. I seem to have got this working, but one issue is that the Create Topic "box" appears in the published page. Is it possible to ensure that this create box does not appear on the published page. I have found if you do create a topic it replicates back to Author, but then the forum component then displays an error message, so this functionality doesnt seem to work any way. I assume all creation should be carried out from the author instance any way? Or is this some functionality that just doesnt work

Thank you

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smacdonald2008
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See the 5.4 Forum docs:

http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/5-4/wcm/default_components.html#Forum

One thing that you can do is extend the forum component to meet your needs. Like all AEM components, you can modify the forum component to meet your requirements. See: 

http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/current/developing/widgets.html

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smacdonald2008
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See the 5.4 Forum docs:

http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/5-4/wcm/default_components.html#Forum

One thing that you can do is extend the forum component to meet your needs. Like all AEM components, you can modify the forum component to meet your requirements. See: 

http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/current/developing/widgets.html

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Rich_Clem
Level 3
Level 3

I have already had a look at the forum docs, and they dont explain how to do this. To be honest, the documentation is quite poor. I was hoping to use the out of the box component. We already have a custom forum application that was put together in the past, but the out of the box component supplies more of the functionality we require. We dont really have the resource at the moment to develop our own solution. Also worringly the libraries the CQ5.4 forum uses all seem to be deprecated from 5,5 onwards. I may investigate if I can hide the topic entry field in the publish instance using CSS or similar.

Thanks

Rich_Clem
Level 3
Level 3

Ah yes extending the component is probably going to be the best route. Looks like we may need to tweak some of the other functionality as well.

Cheers