What does this add-on do?
This add-on adds a new Social Category node type, within which you can set permissions so that users or moderators can create Social Forums from the front end.
Each Social Category can be set up with different default permissions, with additional user permissions given to users who opt to join or are moderators of a Social Forum. See here for a guide:
Social Forums can be customised with their own logos and full BB code introductions.
In addition to all the above features, Social Forums work almost exactly like normal forums, meaning they support built-in features such as post moderation, thread prefixes, spam filters, attachments, watching, etc., other Waindigo add-ons such as Newest Post First by ThemeHouse, and many third-party add-ons.
However, because Social Forums are not stored as nodes, you and/or your users can create a massive number of social forums without adding extra overhead to the rest of your site.
By selecting a Social Category as the location for threads to be created in Resource Manager categories, you can link a whole forum to each of your resources for better discussion.
Custom fields can be added to social forums by installing Custom Fields by ThemeHouse.