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Building a Forum with Backdrop CMS

Block A - Slot 2

8am July 9th, UTC -8 (Oakland, Seattle)
10am July 9th, UTC -6 (Chicago, Dallas, Managua)
11am July 9th, UTC -5 (New York, Miama)
Noon July 9th, UTC -3 (Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Santiago)
5pm July 9th, UTC +1 (Berlin, Oslo, Madrid, Johannesburg, Cairo)
6pm July 9th, UTC +2 (Beruit, Athens)
Midnight July 10th, UTC +9 (Tokyo, Seoul)
1am July 10th, UTC +10 (Sydney)

Someone recently asked about the status of the forum module for Backdrop CMS in our Backdrop chat room and a vibrant discussion broke out about the various options for building forums with Backdrop CMS. 

While we have a forum module available in contrib, the Backdrop community choose to build our own forum with simple custom content types, config, and a little custom code. 

In this session we can talk about various options for building forum features in a Backdrop site and what is missing from the Backdrop core and contrib spaces to make this easier.