Laravel Forum 5 Documentation

Web - Management



Once the package is installed, provided you are logged in, you can visit /forum and start defining your category hierarchy using the ‘Create category’ button (also shown when viewing a category) and ‘Manage’ view. A category consists of the following properties:

  • Title: The name of the category, used for both display and URL slugs.
  • Description: A one-line description of the category. Displayed in listings and at the top of the category view.
  • Enable/disable threads: Determines whether or not new threads can be created in the category.
  • Private: Determines whether or not the category is private; when enabled, the category will only be visible to authenticated users who pass authorisation.
  • Color: The accent color to apply to the category.

These properties can be set on creation or modified afterwards when viewing the category.


The following actions can be applied to a single thread:

  • Rename: Change a thread’s title.

The following actions can be applied to a single thread or a selection of multiple threads:

  • Lock/unlock: Lock or unlock a thread, preventing or allowing new posts respectively. The ThreadPolicy::reply ability may allow a user to reply to a thread even when it’s locked.
  • Pin/unpin: Pin or unpin a thread. Pinned threads are labelled as such and are displayed at the top of lists.
  • Move: Move a thread to a different category.
  • Delete: Soft-delete a thread.
  • Restore: Restore a soft-deleted thread.
  • Permanently delete: Hard-delete a thread.


The following actions can be applied to a single post:

  • Update: Change the content of a post.

The following actions are available and can be applied to a single post or a selection of multiple posts:

  • Delete: Soft-delete a post.
  • Restore: Restore a soft-deleted post.
  • Permanently delete: Hard-delete a post.