August 6, 2005

ExpressionEngine blog and discussion forum link created in new release

I installed the latest release of ExpressionEngine on this site along with the Discussion Forum module. I was pleased to see that when you create a blog entry you can also at the same point in time create a forum entry or link your blog post to an existing forum entry.

This is illustrated in the diagram below:

Creating or linking to a forum entry from an EE blog post

In the case where the forum topic already exists you will need to specify the Forum topic ID. How do you know the Forum Topic ID? Go to a specific forum posting and look at the URL. If you’re using the standard forum installation options it should look something like this http://www.richardbyrom.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/1/

To ensure your blog entry is linked to the forum post you will have to enter some code into your template as specified here in the documentation.

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