Show a Subset of Entries (Filtering)
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In a discussion forum, you can search for entries that match certain criteria, and then have the forum display only those entries. This is called filtering.

To filter the forum:

  1. In the discussion forum, look for the "User filters" row, between the blue toolbar and the list of entries.
  2. Click on the Add/modify/delete filters link.

    The Configure Filters page appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The "Specify the search command..." page appears.

  4. Give the filter a name, and fill out the form to specify its search command. Be as specific as you choose. This is the information that Forum searches for when you apply the user filter to the list of entries.

    For example, if you want to see only those entries created by a specific author, enter the author's name in the Author(s) text box in the Search Qualifiers row.

    If you choose, you can specify several criteria. For example, you can specify a simple search string, an author, and a keyword.

  5. Click OK.

    Forum redisplays the forum. The name of the new filter appears in the User Filters row, and it is activated (you can turn it off by clicking None).

Your filters are personal; no other user sees them. Also, when you filter the entries in a discussion and then log out, Forum remembers the use of the filter and applies it when you log back in.

To delete a filter, click on the Add/modify/delete link, select the filter, and click Delete.

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