I just applied the following updates:
The most important user facing changes are:
Out of the box, the user card will display the user’s trust level badge, followed by the two “highest” level badges - gold first, if no gold then silver, if no silver then bronze. Users can now select the 2 badges they wish to display by marking the badge as favorite.
When opening a topic you have already started reading, Discourse will automatically load the topic at the first unread post so you can keep reading. Now, Discourse also displays an indicator of where your last visit was, so you can safely scroll up or down without losing your place.
When uploading a file to the composer, Discourse will now use the native file picker instead of first displaying a custom modal. Discourse also passes along the supported file extensions to the operating system so users don’t have to think about what is allowed. In addition to the upload button, users can continue to copy/paste and drag/drop files to upload them in the composer.
When users add an image to their post, Discourse attempts to compress the image if it is larger than the allowed size. This compression happened on the server, meaning the large image file needed to be uploaded first. For users with slow or limited bandwidth, this can take a lengthy period of time, and impact their data usage limits.
Sites can now enable the
composer_media_optimization_image_enabled site setting to compress the image on the user’s device - computer, phone, or tablet - before it is uploaded.
See more on our blog:
We’ve updated the personal message style to use bubbles, helping to better distinguish PMs from regular topics.
Outside of styles directly impacting the personal messages, there are some supporting additions:
- Adds class
.current-user-postto your own posts
- Adds class
.embedded-replyto embedded posts’
- Adds new
- Reworks some styles for deleted posts
We have added some user experience improvements to the header’s search widget. Mentions and categories can now be quickly invoked using
# and the search also suggests more powerful filters when typing
order:. Here is a quick screencast showing the new functionality: