Category Icons

Yes that should be doable using some CSS.

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Hi. Can you add a category style setting to make it look like this?

Is this what meta is using on #howto?

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@MarcP

I believe this component is for adding icons to category badges. That is, wherever you see the category appear in things like topic lists, title bar, etc. where it normally has a square with the category color and the category name.

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Whereas the icons shown in the #howto category are simply using the built-in Category Logo Image setting found in the settings when editing a category.

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Thanks for clarification, in the mean time I found out that what I was asking is core functionality indeed.

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Would it be possible to make the category lock icon also apply to the #sidebar?

I note that the code is here but based on this I suspect that a core change in the sidebar might be needed too:

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It probably has been brought up before, but we can’t change a category color when the category style is none anymore, this notice is rendered instead:

You can’t select colors because you have a category style of none.

Currently, we need to change the style to something else, change the color, and reset the style to none.

On another subject, I assume we still need core changes to be able to replace categories and tag icons in the sidebar to follow what’s set in these theme components, right?

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Yep. Here’s the #bug topic about this, with some discussion:

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Any plans to update this to have icons for categories in the sidebar?

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Hello,

great component, thank you so much for it. I implemented it and it works on any category for me - except one… I put in the correct slug, partial and exact. No icon. Hm.

Any idea?

Regards,
Roi

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This. Would be great.

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For me it dont work at all.

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Can you elaborate on the way in which it does not work? Nothing shows up?

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I think there are some bugs with matching. I have a category commblog, and I could not assign an icon to a commblog-review category. I ended up working around it by calling it community-blog-review instead. (The match / partial config didn’t seem to help, but maybe I was doing that wrong.)

Honestly, ideally, instead of the kind of klunky table-based config, it’d be really nice if this could be set on the actual config page for each category. I understand that’s probably not possible (or at least, not easy!) with a theme component, though.

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That is indeed not possible with a theme component. However, it’s in our plans to add icon support to tags and categories in core in the near future, quite possibly some time in 2023.

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That’s excellent — I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully this will also resolve my long-standing sadness about category color configuration, too. :slight_smile:

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Nothing shows up I followed all instructions but nothing

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Have you used theme components before? Do you have it configured for your current theme?

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Yes like the Discord one that is the only one that work for me

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I did some renaming here but I was not able to get an icon for this one category.

It is not really an important issue, but it is strange. And I ran out of ideas here. :wink:

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