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If you want to embed a group discussion forum into a Site post or page, use the following shortcode, surrounded by “[” and “]:

group-forum slug="xxx" height="800"

where xxx is the group slug. For example in the group URL, https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/groups/digital-humanities-initiative/. “digital-humanities-initiative” is the group slug. height is optional and defaults to 600. In the above example, the height is changed to 800.

If the group is public, the forum is embedded.

If the group is not public:

  • When logged out, you will see the following message: “To view this group forum, please login and ensure you are a member of the group.”
  • When logged in, but not a member of the group, you will see the following message if the group is private: “You do not have access to view this group forum. You can request membership to the group here.”
  • If the group is hidden, you will see the following message: “You do not have access to view this group forum. Please contact the site administrator to request access to the group.”

The embedded discussion forum is read only. To post a new topic or a reply to a topic on the forum, members can either log into the group or use reply-by-email.