@sharonyue to remove the panel you have to edit the template.
I do not know exactly where it is but it should something with topic template.
Is it difficult to add widget areas to a theme's TPL files?
@Tebo Here's the commit where I added the widget areas back. (plus one where I derpped)
@yariplus Nice! That's actually pretty straightforward.
Is it possible to choose Lavender or Vanilla on this forum ? Like, change theme from profile or so ?
@teh_g I reckon it's not currently on the table because there is site functionality tied up in the themes. For example, if you change themes you'll notice all unsupported widgets are dumped in the control panel. There isn't a standard for widget areas (that's observed, at least) even between pre-packaged themes.
I'm guessing that's not the only difference, either, but after my initial setup I didn't really look into it too much.
Persona is the best thing that has happend to NodeBB. Love it
For example, if you change themes you'll notice all unsupported widgets are dumped in the control panel.
Yes, this is done on purpose because of the aforementioned reason. It's possible that we could preserve widget if the theme supported widget areas of the same name (even partially, e.g. both Material and Persona have
sidebar, so keep the sidebar widgets), but there's no guarantee that a sidebar on Material will look the same on Persona
Supporting theme switch would a nice option.