Forum is website area where visitors can post their comments on predefined topic upon registration. Comments are managed by moderator. Who can aprove / feature / edit or delete the comments or add his own comment. Forums have set Expiration Date after this date forum is closed. And Max Nesting which represent number of reply levels.
Search and Create forums
There are 6 types of forums which can be found under Forum in Search.
You can create Interview and Discussion content type by: New > Forum.
In search overview you can see if the forum is still valid or expired in Forum State column. Where the lock icon represent already closed forum. There is also visible how many approved and pending comments the forum has.
And content type category.
Create other forum types
You have also option to create Forum out of any Article / Video / Photogallery or Soundslide in Pangea CMS. Just edit it and on edit page mark checkbox Enable Comments. Here you can also define expiration date and Max nesting. In case of video you need to switch to content tab.
Manage comments as moderator
There are 2 ways how you can manage comments. Either go to Forum in Search and edit any forum found. That will directly take you to Forum page with comments. Or edit any Article / Video / Photogallery / Soundslide with commenting enabled and hit link Moderate Comments.
Default view on forum page is Pending comments that require approval prior being posted on your site. You can change the view to all or filtrate by any particular status. Icon in status bar represent current status of particular comment. R stands for Reply and O is Origin message. Hit Reply button to respond any particular comment which will display on site as moderator response. To send new comment not answer hit New Question button. To see the forum on website click on blue highlighted title link of your forum. If you would like to close or extend the forum hit Edit Forum Details button.
Comments can be moderated in actions:
|Approve & Feature|
Comments sorting - newest comments at the top
We have added a new option for chose the sorting key on the comments. Comments can now be sorted from oldest to newest or vice versa. Contact our Support Team via the Pangea Help Center portal if you wish to change your current setting.
Load more buttons - load animation
To avoid multiple hits on action buttons such as “Submit comments” or “Load More” we’ve implemented a simple load animation.