I had to do an off-schedule upgrade of our installation today to fix the YouTube embed issue we had since a few days. As a bonus, we can now enjoy some new features. As always, you can read the full changelog here.
As those who read these notes can attest to, Discourse is constantly receiving updates. When a site admin updates the site, end-users need to refresh their browser to take advantage of the changes. If an end-user does not do so within 24 hours of an update, they’ll receive a message prompting them to refresh. This message previously appeared as a modal, blocking the user from taking any further actions. It now appears as a banner, to avoid blocking the user.
Admins can now configure avatar flair for automatic groups like admins, moderators, staff, and trust levels. Want to highlight your TL4 users? Why not give them flair!
In beta6 we’ve started working our way through all the various pages in Discourse that can be “blank”, and improving the information shown. Previously, a user with no messages in their inbox would see this:
Now, they instead see the following, providing some info on how to use messages:
We’ll be adding similar content throughout Discourse over the next few releases.
Have a long topic and want to link users to a paragraph 2/3 of the way down? No problem, Discourse now allows users to copy links with anchors allowing users to jump to a header within a topic. Hover over a header to reveal a , like in the screenshot below. Click the link to add an anchor to the URL. Copy the URL from your address bar to share with others.
Bookmarks can now be pinned, like topic, keeping them at the top of your list so you never have to dig deep for your favorite topic.
Staff flagging posts will now see a new option, Queue For Review. When selected, the post will be immediately hidden, and added to the review queue for further review by staff.