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chrisOrtiz
Helper II
Helper II

Forum functionality

I am trying to create a form page but there is no out of the box forums option. I am using the Portal From Blank, does anyone know if there is an option that I am not seeing to create a forum page or the best approach to take to make this happen? Thanks to all the help.

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OliverRodrigues
Super User
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Hi, forums aren't available when provisioning a Portal from blank: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/portals/portal-templates#portal-templates-features

 

you will need to provision another Portal in case you need that functionality, alternatively you can do the following:

  • provision the new portal as trial - this will import the necessary solutions/tables for the forums functionality
    • the trial itself should expire in 30 days
  • now navigate to the Pages/Forms/Web Templates related to the forum objects and change the Website reference, now all those objects will belong to your starter portal

it's a bit of work but might work




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Oliver Rodrigues


 

@OliverRodrigues Thank you for the information, I created a community portal since that contains the Forums functionality. Are you referring to change the website reference within here?

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Or change the website reference from all of these locations? Content snippets also contain forum related reference should that be changed? Thank!

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OliverRodrigues
Super User
Super User

Yes, so basically your Web Pages will point to:

  • language - you need to make sure it's pointing to the language of the correct website
  • page template
    • if it's a generic page template - you need to make sure it's point to a template 
    • if it's a specific one - you need to change the website reference in the page template (and web template)
  • published reference - the same, point to the publish from the starter portal

etc etc.. a lot of work, but I think it should work




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Oliver Rodrigues


 

@OliverRodrigues thank you, so anywhere I find Forums I need to change the website reference? I found this https://ulrikke.akerbak.com/2020/08/23/combine-portal-types-blog-on-a-customer-self-service-portal/ and its similar to what you mentioned, would you agree?

OliverRodrigues
Super User
Super User

yes, that's the same strategy from that article 




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