In the Preferences, you can set the most important options for the module, such as the number of visible Topics per page.
Figure 12 The Preferences options

Module configuration options

SEO-URL enabled
rewrites the URL, you need mod_rewrite and a. htaccess see readme.htaccess
Enable PNG hack
The hack to allow PNG transparency attribute with IE
Display Mode of subforums on index page
Choose one of the methods to display subforums
Post excerpt on forum page
Length of post excerpt by mouse over. 0 for no excerpt.
Topics per Page
The maximum number of topics that will be displayed per page
Posts per Page
The maximum number of posts that will be displayed per page
Display of navigation
Shows the page number in the corresponding hardware mode
Enable Cache
Store some intermediate results in session to save queries
Enable Stats
The stats will be shown in your forum at the bottom of each forum/topic
Attachments physical path.
Physical path only needs to be set from your xoops root and not before, for example you may have attachments uploaded to the path entered would then be '/uploads/newbb' never include a trailing slash '/' the thumbnails path becomes '/uploads/newbb/thumbs'
Enable Media Features
Display attached Images directly in the post.
Path for ImageMagick
Usually it is '/usr/bin/X11'. Leave it BLANK if you do not have ImageMagicK installed or for autodetecting.
Path for Netpbm
Usually it is '/usr/bin'. Leave it BLANK if you do not have Netpbm installed or for autodetecting.
Select the Image library to use
Select which Image library to use for creating Thumbnails. Leave AUTO for automatic choice.
Display attachments only for registered users
shows attachments in the forum only after logging in.
Maximum Image Width
Sets the maximum allowed Width size of an uploaded image otherwise thumbnail will be used. Input 0 if you do not want to create thumbnails.
Maximum height of an image
Sets the maximum allowed height of an uploaded image.
Maximum Image Width for creating thumbnail
Sets the maximum width of an uploaded image to create thumbnail. Image with width larger than the value will not use thumbnail.
Maximum Image Height for creating thumbnail
Sets the maximum height of an uploaded image to create thumbnail. Image with height larger than the value will not use thumbnail.
Enable Who's Online
Enable Who's Online Block shown below the Index page and the Forum pages
HP/MP/EXP Level Mode
HP is determined by your average posts per day. MP is determined by your join date related to your post count. EXP goes up each time you post, and when you get to 100%, you gain a level and the EXP drops to 0 again.
Show Real Name
Replace username with user's real name.
Enable Group bar
Display the Groups of the User in the Post info field.
Enable Rating Function
Allow Topic Rating
Report a Post
User can report posts to Moderator(s), for any reason, which enables Moderator(s) to take action
Enable Quick reply
This will enable the Quick reply form
Enable RSS Feed
Enable RSS Feed, edit options below for maximum Items and Description length
RSS Max. Items
RSS Max. Description Length
RSS Feed cache time
Cache time for re-generating RSS feed, in minutes.
Show Infobox
Infobox contains information about the user (joining date, number of posts,...)
Show social links
Show sharing buttons on the bottom of each post
Show Advertising
shows a commercial break after the 2nd Thread
Show Jumpbox
If Enabled, a drop-down menu will allow users to jump to another forum from a forum or topic
Show Permission Table
Setting YES will display user's right
Email post digest
Set time period for sending post digest to users
Show user IP
Setting YES will show users IP to moderators
Enable karma requirement
This allows user to set a karma requirement for other users reading his/her post
Karma options for post
Use ', ' as delimiter for multi-options.
'Since' options for creating a selection box in 'viewform.php', 'list.topic.php' and 'search.php'
Positive value for days and negative value for hours. Use
'Since' default value in selection box
Default value in the selection box if not specified by users. Positive value for days and negative value for hours. (0=From the beginning) (365=From the last year)
Allow registered users to post anonymously
This allows a logged in user to post anonymously
Prefix for anonymous user
This will add a prefix to the anonymous username while posting
Allow requiring reply to read a post
This feature forces readers to reply to the original posters post before being able to read the original
Time limit for edit a post
Set a Time limit for user editing their own post. In minutes, 0 for no limit
Timelimit for recording edit info
Set a Timelimit for waiving recording edit info. In minutes, 0 for no limit
Time limit for deleting a Post
Set a Time limit for user deleting their own post. In minutes, 0 for no limit
Time limit for consecutively posting
Set a Time limit for consecutively posting. In seconds, 0 for no limit
Check permission
Check permission for edit on display page
Enable user moderation
Forum moderator can suspend a specific user for a specific time period in the forum.
Show Disclaimer
Enter your Disclaimer that will be shown for the above selected option. Current default is: The forum contains a lot of posts with a lot of useful information. In order to keep the number of double-posts to a minimum, we would like to ask you to use the forum search before posting your questions here.
Forum for welcoming new user
A profile post will be published when a user visits Forum module for the first time
Xoops Poll Module
Xoops Poll Module
Enable Notification
This module allows users to be notified when certain events occur. Select if users should be presented with notification options in a Block (Block-style), within the module (Inline-style), or both. For block-style notification, the Notification Options block must be enabled for this module.
Enable Specific Events
Select which notification events to which your users may subscribe.