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UMF

UMF

UMF is a small and lightweight discussion board build for Umbraco 6 using MVC. It integrates into the Content tree to let you manage everything from the backoffice. It allows discussion and answer creation from the frontend. Anonymous posting or with login can be set. It also contains a small karma system, a voting system for discussions and a little forum wide search powered by examine.

Installation

Just install the package. It comes with an default Master-View which is build with initializr. You can change the templates to your own Master-View.

The package needs two member propertys to work right if you are working with members. These are "karma" and "numberOfPosts". Please create these properties in your membertype.

UMF uses the Umbraco Dictionary for localised texts. It comes with english content for each item so make sure to update the dictioary items with your additional installed languages.

Styling

The structure and styling is made with twitter's bootstrap. So it works out of the box if you're using bootstrap. If not you can style it as you want. It has it's own stylesheet with some additional styling on top of bootstrap. You can see the styling in the screenshots on this site.

Additional plugins

The packages uses jQuery.raty for the rating system and the CKEditor in a custom build for the discussion and answer creation. So make sure you're using the latest jQuery.

Email

The package uses ActionMailer.Net for the notification emails when a new answer was made to a discussion. Mail-Templates can be modified and are listed in "Views/Mail/"-Folder. The notifications uses the relation api to connect users to discussion. So you need a new relation type called "UMF_EmailNotification" which has a parent of member and child of content.

Bugs

If you found any bugs then please post them here!

Version history:

  • Version 1.2.1
    -
    Bugfixes

  • Version 1.2
    - Included possibility to let Users subscribe to discussion to get them notified when a new answer was made. Uses ActionMailer.Net for email sending.
    - Different bugfixes.

  • Version 1.1.1
    Features:
    - Sticky threads

  • Version 1.1.0
    Bugfixes:
    - Fixed bug which causes package to crash when a member got deleted.
    Features:
    - Allow rating of discussion on UMF_Root node
    - Categories can now be only accessible by specific member groups

  • Version 1.0
    Initial release

 

Screenshots

Package owner

David Brendel

David Brendel

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
8.1.x (untested)
8.0.x (untested)
7.14.x (untested)
7.13.x (untested)
7.12.x (untested)
7.11.x (untested)
7.10.x (untested)
7.9.x (untested)
7.8.x (untested)
7.7.x (untested)
7.6.x (untested)
7.5.x (untested)
7.4.x (0%)
7.3.x (untested)
7.2.x (untested)
7.1.x (untested)
7.0.x (untested)
6.1.x (100%)
6.0.x (untested)

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Package Information

  • Package owner: David Brendel
  • Created: 24/06/2013
  • Current version 1.2.1
  • License MIT
  • Downloads: 2796