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Set up your message board pages

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There are several pages you will need to have a working Message Board module, and we will have set up them for you when we install the module. However, you can set them up yourself if they've been deleted. Once you have all the pages you need, you can start creating messages.

For a complete Message Board module, you will need:

  • A message board listing
  • An Add Message page
  • An Edit Message page
  • A Message Submitted page
  • A Message Removed page

You will need these pages so your non-admin staff members can easily create messages for your message board and edit and remove them if necessary. The Message Submitted and Message Removed pages (as well as the Publish and Message folders they're in) cannot be deleted.

Create your message board pages

To create your message board pages:

  1. Right-click in your Intranet site tree where you want to create the pages. If you're creating a listing page, it can be created on the top level of your site tree. If you're creating an add or edit page you need to nest it within the Publish > Message folders.
    The publish and message folders in the site tree
  2. Select Create Page, then choose OC Module Interface as the content type.
  3. Fill out the necessary page fields, and any other content you want to include.
  4. From the Template Name dropdown menu, select your template. The table below will detail which template you should use for each page.
  5. Publish your page
  6. If you need to, update your Site Management settings to reflect your changes to the listing, add, or edit pages.

Message page content types and template

Use the following information to decide which content type and template you need:

Page Content type Template
Message board listing OC Module Interface OC Message Board
Add Message OC Module Interface OC Message Board Publish Form
Edit Message OC Module Interface OC Message Board Publish Form

Once you have recreated these pages, you'll need to update the Message Board settings in Site Management. After these settings have been updated, the system will link all the necessary pages together, so your staff members will automatically be linked to the right page as they're submitting or editing messages.

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