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Forum summary gadget

If you have multiple discussion forums, you can use the forum summary gadget to display a summary of the activity in your discussion forums.

The forums are grouped within the summary by the categories you assigned to each forum in the discussion forum gadget settings. Forum names and descriptions are also derived from discussion forum gadget settings.

For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

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You cannot add a forum summary gadget – or any other singular gadget – to a page template or system page, or to a page containing another singular gadget.

For more information on setting up and using discussion forums, see Setting up and using discussion forums.

You can embed a Wild Apricot forum summary on another website using widgets.

Forum summary gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and content.

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For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for forum summary gadgets:

Setting

Description

Forums to include

Choose the forums to be included in the forum summary. Forums are identified using the forum name you specified as part of the discussion forum gadget settings. If you check the All forums option then all forums – including any forums added in the future – will be selected.

Margins

The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Advanced

Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Advanced gadget settings.

Changing colors and fonts

You can change the colors, text styles, and backgrounds used in your website from the Colors and styles screen.

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For more advanced fine-tuning, you can use CSS customization and theme overrides. 

For forum summary gadgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen: 

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Forum categoryForum categoryForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Forum nameH5General formatting or Typography

Column headings

Column headings
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Forum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
General formatting or Typography

Summary textTextGeneral formatting or Typography
Summary linksLinksGeneral formatting or Typography

Table listing forum topics

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General formatting (for Blueprint, Business Casual, and Granite themes)

Table rowsTable rowForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Links within tableTable linksForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Topic authorAuthorForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Topic date and timeDate and timeForum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes only)
Icons used on mobile versioniconsForum (Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, and White Space themes)

Any changes you make will be applied to other gadgets that use the same settings.  

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