Forum Macro: Template for new topics

I am using an Add Topic macro in conjunction with a Forum macro on a page. I would like all new topics to use a specific Template.

Is there a way to make the Add Topic macro use a specific Template? I do not see a parameter indicating that it can.

The Forum macro does have a parameter named User Post Template, but when I entered the name of my Template there, the forum macro stopped functioning. I'm not sure what else to try.


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I stumbled across the User Post Template field as well and can't seem to get it to work. Adaptavist's documentation is less than helpful. However, I used a work around of utilizing the 'Create from Template' macro. This creates a button on the page for creating a child page using a specific template.

Hope that helps!


Thanks for the post, Jon. However, I don't see that macro in the list. We're on version 4.3.2. What version are you using?



I believe add topic use "create a new page" functionality. That probably why you don't see a paramater for it.

You may need to create a new page template.

I hope this helps.



Thanks, Seluck. I'm not sure what you mean, though, by "create a new page template". I have a template, I just don't know how to invoke it via an "Add Topic" link. My goal is to encourage anyone who adds a page to use the same template.

Does anyone have an idea how to accomplish this?


Hi Sean,

I'm on version 5.1.3, so it must have been introduced with version 5.


Thanks for the quick reply. Apparently, we're holding off upgrading for now due to some compatibility issues. I'll revisit your solution when we get to version 5.


Did anyone ever figure out how the User Post Template works?

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