Feature #3831

Support for subforums

Added by Mikko Vedru almost 13 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2009-09-07
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:


Target version:2.1.0


We have quite big (game) project in Redmine. The project has different faces/areas like sound (music, acks, fx, audio for videos and cut-scenes), game design (map design, map making, map programming, experiments, playability testing and improvements), programming (...), etc. And we also have people working in different countries and using different languages.

The point is that we need a lot of different forums (in one project). We can do it now, but currently it's a mess. And it would be very nice to get these forums organized in groups with subforums, instead of having 20-30 of them on the same page (which isn't a problem) and along the exact same vertical line (which is much bigger problem because it is so much difficult to see the structure).

Even the most basic functionality (to have subforums and to distinguish them by simple increased indents) would suffice. Of course you could always improve this feature:
- to have an option to have parent as either an independent forum (like can is done now) or a group of subforums without its own messages.
- to have a relationship of forums to be better distinguished by using graphics icons or lines or whatever (some examples of how subforums are done in other forums: http://forums.b2evolution.net/, http://forums.gentoo.org/ , http://forum.joomla.org/ , http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php )
- to have different kind of functionality to change how the subforums/forums act

But that's all just a cherry on top of the cake. I would be very happy to get the most basic functionality (like is shown in the attached example) - that would be absolutely enough for my purposes!

redmine_subforum_example.png - Example of how the basic subforum functionality would look like in Redmine (23.1 KB) Mikko Vedru, 2009-09-08 02:12

Related issues

Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #3122: Subforums Closed 2009-04-05
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #4329: Forum : subsections Closed 2009-12-03

Associated revisions

Revision 10142
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang about 10 years ago

Support for subforums (#3831).


#1 Updated by Mischa The Evil over 12 years ago

I'd give my +10 for this issue. Personally I'd be already satisfied to have it limited to let's say three levels like

< ParentForum >
    - < SubForum1 >
        - < SubSubForum >
    - < SubForum2 >

I "vote" on this issue instead of the related issue #3122 because I'd like the proposal of this issue as displayed in the attachment over the implementation as displayed in the attachment of issue #3122.

#2 Updated by Andy Bolstridge about 12 years ago

I'd like the same - I'm trying to get some support for a plugin on the main redmine site and its painful. The forums have 1 thread for the plugin, so I have to wade through a load of messages to find a relevant message.

#3 Updated by Mark Anderson over 11 years ago


We use redmine to manage student teams across multi semester projects... I currently create a set of boards within the project for each semester - but the students often end up posting to the wrong semester's set of boards. This grouping would be extremely helpful!

#4 Updated by Joshua Villagomez over 11 years ago


Definite plus for me on this one. I was wondering if RM included this by default. Already we have a long list of forums, but if we can group the forums, and have sub-forums, where you can have parent/child relationship, would be fantastic.

#5 Updated by Mauro Chojrin over 10 years ago

+1 for this feature. Any plans for implementation?

#6 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 10 years ago

  • Target version set to 2.1.0

#7 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Support for subforums added in r10142.

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