Category Header/Introduction Text

Feature Requests
  • I have a feature request for a optional category header [markdown] text displayed here:

    Many of your categories requires some introduction and or additional information. Sticky threads just isn't good enough [people don't read them].

    Like in the bug report category here on the forum, it would be nice to add a link to github issue tracker and give a short explanation on how to add a bug report.

  • This is a cool idea, the category description can be used there as well. We could have some kind of category header that shows this info.

  • They should probably be two different things. Category description should be a short text like today, while the introduction could potentially be longer (and preferable support markup).

    Got an even better idea... We could actually use the "Widget" feature. Would only require a new widget property where you can specify which category it should be shown on... that way you could place texts both in header/footer/sidebar for a specific category. Flexible!

  • @hek I like that idea, At the moment I am just putting an if statement in the header, and depending which page is show, it shows different images/text.

  • @hek, I'm really likeing the implementation outlined in your second post.

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    I love the composer in nodeBB. However, it's rare to find anything in life that can not be pushed toward greater perfection and since composer is pushing toward perfection already - let's push a little bit more to make the difference! 🙂

    On - I noticed a few extra buttons that seemed to related to the same function or kind of, then I noticed even more - why have 3 image related buttons when you can have one?



    Ok, first lets strip the overlapping icons and rearrange into more logical groups:

    Post Edit Tools | Link Tools | Image Tools | Custom Tool | Zen Mode



    Super and look at all the new found space, minimal overload is not far off, time to look at the sequential order.

    Less is More in the New Order


    If there ever was a more graceful flow from left to right in perfect order I have yet to see it, with less buttons in a more logical, sequential and grouped order we are pitching for less visual cognitive load.


    Minimal without losing functionality Clear left to right flow and back again Grouping of icons by contextual function Establishes a logical sequence to icon groups Creates more space for other icons Sets logical order and positioning for future icon inclusion

    Naturally it flows that the 3 image button functions need to be folded into a pop-up menu.

    Why this is probably a better outcome is that it creates a clear focus and display of the image options to the user using one click, all on a single menu.

    Currently there are 3 buttons one of which is visually ambiguous as it presents as cloud up arrow icon, which could be construed as being actionable with any file for upload.

    If you wanted to push the logic of this approach further, then even the smilies icon could considered a valid target (hypothetically!) to also fold into the single image button - creating a hybrid single image button, a hybrid pop-up menu with all the visual/image elements in one place.

    Please note, I am not proposing it for now but I present it to tease out the natural evolution of where this route might go and is perhaps one reduction too far for broader nodeBB deployments.

    Please upvote 👍 - If you woudl like to see this in standard nodeBB.

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    It would be quite helpful if the plugins that were available for download from the admin panel were required to indicate the NodeBB version they were compatible with, a date of when it was last updated, or things of that nature so that quickly at a glance you can see if something is older or not compatible anymore as simply having the plugins current version is not that helpful with nothing to compare that against.


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    To make nodebb more accessible for people with no knowledge of css it would be cool if themes could have options to customize colors or at the very least have a few preset theme colors.
    like this:

    selecting one of the options would change the whole color scheme of the theme, kinda like bootswatches for vanilla but added by theme makers.

    vanilla and lavander are both kinda preset up for this with the use of variables.less
    if you could add a way to select 1 of X amount of variable files you achieve this idea.

    this would allow people to get more and easier mileage out of each theme, and help designers trying to make pay themes

    this would be the simplest approach i could think of with maybe the long term goal of greater theme customizing kinda like wordpress


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    Subcategories are presently only supported by the vanilla theme, and even then it's all on the backend of things. The Child categories don't acutally show inside of the parent categories...yet.

    This should be a simple tweak though, as @a_5mith mentioned to me the other day.

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    @a_5mith no problem 🙂 this is just an idea for a feature...