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Forum updates gadget

You can display a list of the most recent forum updates by adding a forum updates gadget to a page or page template on your Wild Apricot site.

Topics from multiple forums will be combined into a single list. Topics are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent. Sticky topics are treated the same as other topics.

You can insert the gadget into a page onto your site, or into a page template so that all pages that use that template will automatically display the gadget. For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

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

Gadget settings

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

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The following settings are available for forum updates gadgets:

Setting

Description

Show last n topics

Choose the number of recent forum updates (1 to 99) that you want to display on the gadget.

Forums to include

Choose the forums to be included in the forum updates. 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.

Text to show when there are no topics

The text to be displayed when there are no forum updates to display.

Gadget title

If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear specially formatted within the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear in a heading box.

Gadget style

The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes. For Terra and Firma themes, the Opacity 60% style results in a semi-transparent gadget background.

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 updates gadgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen:

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Gadget titleH4
Title 
General formatting or Typography
Gadgets or Gadget styles (Blueprint, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, and White Space themes)
Topic title/link

Text/Normal
Link

General formatting or Typography
Author

Text/Normal
Link
Author 

General formatting or Typography

Gadget styles (Blueprint themes)
Forum (Bookshelf, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, Whiteboard, and White Space themes)

Update dateText/Normal
Date and time 

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

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

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