Adding forums to get the discussion going

You can add more forums to your community to organize discussions around different focus areas. You cannot add existing, stand-alone forums to a community.

Before you begin

Forums added to public communities are available from the Public Forums page in the Forums app.

About this task

Adding multiple forums to a community provides your members with dedicated discussion areas where they can ask questions and discuss relevant topics.


To add a forum to your community, complete the following steps.
  1. Select Forums on the community's Overview page, and then click the Forums tab.
  2. Click Start a Forum.
  3. Enter a name for the forum, add some tags and a description and click Save.


Community members can start to post topics and questions in the forum.

What to do next

You can perform the following actions directly from the community:
  • Start a forum topic by clicking Start a Topic and completing the form that is displayed.
  • Click a topic title in the Forums app to open it. This app lists the five most recent topic updates.
  • Access a full list of forum topics for the community by clicking View All.