Turning off forums in the Developer Portal

You can turn off forums in the Developer Portal by disabling the Forum module. This action prevents users from viewing, and contributing to, forums.

Before you begin

You must have administrator access to complete this task.

About this task

To turn off forums, you must first remove all Forums terms, and then you can disable the Forum module.


To turn off forums, complete the following steps.

  1. If the administrator dashboard is not displayed, click Manage to display it.
  2. Delete all Forums terms by completing the following steps:
    1. Click Structure > Taxonomy > Forums in the administrator dashboard.
      The list of Forums terms is displayed.
    2. For each item in the list of terms, select Delete from the drop-down list in the OPERATIONS column, and then click Delete again to confirm.
      All of the Forums terms are deleted.
  3. Disable the Forum module by completing the following steps:
    1. Click Extend > Disable module in the administrator dashboard.
    2. Select the Forum module, then click Disable.
    3. The display then shows a list of forum configuration that will also be removed if the Forum module is disabled. Click Disable again to confirm that you agree to this removal.


You successfully turned off forums in the Developer Portal.

If you want, you can enable the Forum module again by clicking Extend, selecting the Forum module on the List tab, and clicking Enable.