Creating your first post

To kick start activity in your community, we recommend adding a few topics to each of your categories. This article describes how to add a topic.

Add a topic

As a moderator for your community, you can either post a new topic from within the Community (the members area) or from within the Moderate area. Editing posts from within the Moderate area provides a few additional capabilities, so we will cover that in this article.

Step 1

Go to Admin > Moderate and click Add Topic.


Step 2

Enter a title, description and select a category to post into.


Add images and files

To add images or file attachments, drag and drop them onto the topic area.


Adding video

You can add video from YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia. Click the video icon and paste the link to your video.


Step 3

Save your changes.

  • Click Save Draft  to save what you have and continue editing it later. After saving the draft, click Preview topic to preview it in the community.
  • Click Publish to post the topic in the community. After publishing, click View topic in the side column to view it in the community.

Edit a topic 

To edit a topic after publishing, click Edit


For more options, click the cog icon. To anchor the topic to the top of the category above all other topics, click Pin.

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  • Hello, I'm testing ForumBee for our organization and love your platform.  

    I have a question about editing posts.  It seems a member cannot edit their initial post in a discussion - only an admin or moderator can.  We would love for our members to have, say, a 15-minute window to edit their post.  (We would be moderating  all initial posts in a discussion, so that may be a factor in our use case.)

    Is this something you'd be able to customize for us?  

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Michelle , thanks for your question! The edit link is available to members for the time limit you have specified in Admin > Settings > Posts. The default is 15 minutes for replies, but can be changed there.

    • Forumbee Support Great - thank you!  My team and I are compiling some questions to send to our Forumbee rep and I'll bring that up in our email. (Thanks also for the fast response time!)