Defining forum indexes

When editing forum indexes on the Indexed content tab in the Smart search application, select which Forums the search index covers. You need to define allowed or excluded forums.

Defining forum index content

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Adding allowed forums

  1. Click Add allowed forums.
  2. Use the Site name selector to choose the site whose forums you wish to index.
    • If you select (all), all forums on all sites in the system will be indexed. Only websites assigned to the index on the Sites tab are available for selection.

  3. If you selected a site in the previous step, click Select next to the Forums field.

  4. Use the Forum group drop-down to select a forum group. The dialog lists the selected group's child forums.

  5. To include a forum in the index, select the appropriate check boxes and click Select.

Alternatively, you can manually enter the code names of forums into the Forums field, separated by semicolons. All forums on the selected site can be added to the index this way, including group forums. The asterisk character (*) can be used as a wildcard for any number of characters. For example, entering *community* adds all forums that contain the string community in their code name to the index.

Adding excluded forums

You can exclude individual forums if you have all forums allowed for an index.

To exclude a forum, click Add excluded forums on the Indexed content tab. The procedure is the same as when adding allowed forums.