Discourse 2.7 is scheduled for release later this month on May 18. Sites following the stable branch will be able to take advantage of all the new features developed over the last 5 months. Once the release is polished and public, we’ll start working on the great features planned for Discourse 2.8.
Previously a staff-only feature, users can now include a custom message when inviting a new user to the site via email.
When a user first joins a site, many pages within Discourse are blank/empty. New users likely have no notifications, bookmarks, messages, and more. Instead of displaying nothing, we now display a short message educating the user about how to use the system they’re viewing.
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Webhooks can now be triggered when a user likes a post.
Admins control which files can be uploaded by users on their site. While some sites may only want images to be uploaded, others need extensions of numerous types. Adding numerous extensions, however, resulted in a very messy looking modal:
Now, the list of supported formats is hidden behind a click, keeping the upload modal simpler unless a user needs to know the supported formats.