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.

Sean

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WhyWhyZ,

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!

-Jon

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?

Sean

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Hi,

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.

Cheers,

Selcuk

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?

Sean

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Hi Sean,

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

-Jon

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.

Sean

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

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