Currently, forums are limited in how they can manage content. Nodes force users to follow a specific path, tags are limited in their ability and generated by users, and when added together they make a complex organizational structure. This means users are spending time trying to find information they are interested in and risk missing relevant content when they could be engaged and interacting in the forum.
The solution is a single real-time content exploring and filtering experience with [TH] Topics. A Topic is a specific item to which something can be filtered. Your users will be able to find relevant content easier, faster, and with Thread Topics in multiple places as well. [TH] Topics will ultimately help enhance content discoverability, create a better user experience, and provide a modern experience.
You can add Node Topics or Thread Topics to improve your forum.
A Node Topic is a dynamic way of organizing threads where threads have one Topic and is a direct relationship with an existing forum node. Node Topics was designed for communities looking to maintain their current organizational structure. Take a look at Selecting Multiple Node Topics.
Add a widget on your forum to filter content by Node Topic.
Let users see a list of threads from the Node Topics that interest them.
Give users a modern and easy system for finding threads with the nodes they are already familiar with.
Make it easier and faster for users to find content.
Add it to your forum simply.
A Thread Topic is a dynamic way of organizing threads, with threads having multiple Topics. To use this method you will need to set up Thread Topics based on your nodes or add new ones. Take a look at Creating & Finding Content with Thread Topics.
Create threads that can be discovered in multiple places by selecting multiple Thread Topics.
Add a widget on your forum to filter content by Thread Topic.
Make content easier to find and reduce the risk of missed content.
Potentially reduce the amount of nodes you need to manage.
Enhance content discoverability.
Add filtering widgets in multiple locations
Add filtering by Node Topics or Thread Topics
Choose whether users can select multiple Topics at a time to view or only one Topic
Choose which page groups to allow Topic filtering on
Filter Thread Topics by best match, matches all, or matches any (learn more)
Let threads be found in multiple places with Thread Topics
Potentially reduce the amount of nodes to manage by using Thread Topics
Choose how many additional Thread Topics can be added when users create a thread
Choose how many Thread Topics are shown in the horizontal and vertical filters
Choose how many Thread Topics are selectable from the same group
Arrange the layout of your Thread Topics
Create Thread Topic groups
Choose if you want to replace the new thread modal with the Thread Topics modal
Set the background color of Thread Topics
Choose which Thread Topics can be selected as additional Thread Topics
Set up Thread Topics using Tools to create Thread Topics for forums, do batch moderation to assign/reassign Thread Topics and threads, and rebuild topic counters
Make your widgets responsive by displaying either simple vertical or horizontal scroller filters based on the viewport width
View the content they want
Find more relevant content since it can be found multiple ways with Thread Topics
Discover and get involved with content faster
Find content with a modern experience
Select a main Thread Topic when creating a thread and additional Thread Topics if enabled