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Follow the steps below to set up Wiki-style forums on a community.

Initial setup Edit

Note: On some communities, the "Forum:" namespace is in an archived state, due to past or present usage of the Forum feature. An admin can contact FANDOM staff to have the archived state removed.

Setting up a new wiki-style forum involves copying a set of pages to your wiki. This page describes a basic set-up that adds two forums. Many aspects of this can be customized, but this set-up gives a good place to start.

/* Forum formatting - Algorithm & Splarka */
.forumheader {
    border: 1px solid #AAAAAA;
    background-color: #F9F9F9;
    margin-top: 1em;
    padding: 12px;
.forumlist td span {
    display: block;
    padding-left: 10px;
    font-size: smaller;
.forumlist td span a {
    text-decoration: none;
.forumlist td span.forum_author {
    padding-left: 30px;
.forumlist td.forum_edited a {
    text-decoration: none;
.forumlist td.forum_title a {
    padding-left: 20px;
.forumlist td.forum_title span a {
    padding-left: 0px;
.forumlist td.forum_title a.forum_new {
    font-weight: bold;
    background: url( center left no-repeat;
    padding-left: 20px;
.forumlist td.forum_title a.forum_new:visited {
    font-weight: normal;
    background: none;
    padding-left: 20px;
.forumlist th.forum_title {
    padding-left: 20px;

Testing the setup Edit

To test the forums, you can add welcome messages for each section, similar to those at Welcome to the help desk and Welcome to the watercooler.

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Further help and feedback Edit