New Magento Forum – Achievements and Perspectives
Several months ago new Magento Forum was presented to the community. What are the perspectives of the new communication platform and how does it reflect the expectations of multiple users and developers?
To be honest, each of us was sure that the old forum could no longer exist as it was and needed some fundamental changes. And, most likely, the decision to replace it with something totally new was right in those circumstances. As most of the community, we believe that it was a great idea and today we enjoy the result.
The only controversial thing is the decision to irrevocably delete the old forum base. Heavily discussed this topic was closed with the consensus that it was a forced action, which actually had no alternatives due to the extremely spammy condition of the previous forum.
Getting down to the forum we’d like to start from the general impression created by its design and structure.
New Magento Forum Structure
The new design and structure are cleaner and simpler allowing even beginning users to instantly catch the main content and navigation elements.
Currently Magento forum is based on Lithium – the provider of social management software.
Made in official Magento colors within a two-column layout the Magento forum has 5 main sections: Community, Core Technology, Extensions, General Discussions and International Communities.