Custom Layouts Plugin

There will be another reason why you’re not seeing the timeline. Please try using the plugin by itself with other plugins and themes disabled.

My Sandbox has this plugin installed, has enable right sidebar globally turned off and you can still see topic timelines, e.g. Test event for bug(?) - Events - Pavilion

Also make sure you haven’t included “topic” in the layouts sidebar right enabled setting.


So much functionality has been provided (you people are great) that it has become rather tough to understand all the options which cross depend on each other (layout vs location plugins) for a power user (but not powerful tech) like me.

But I understand that I shouldn’t bite more than I can chew. But again, can’t help myself when see something new and useful.

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I agree! I’m going to be updating the first post of this plugin topic, and my other plugin topics soon with a standardised template that makes it easier to understand the functionality and how to implement it on your site.

If you have any specific use cases in mind for this plugin let me know and I can help you out.



Let’s not talk about why it’s fixed, or not…

Sorry :wink: :slight_smile: (Missed that option)

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I also was wondering about this.

Can you create the Widgets that will be used by Layouts Plugins in a theme component or do the Widgets have to be created by a Plugin also?

Probably both will work, I’ve created them in plugins.

The only advantage of doing the latter is you can programmatically set up the widget locations in plugin.rb without having to use Admin.

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Perfect Idea , Amazing info. Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

Yes you can!

There’s both a server-side and client-side interface for adding widgets.

Import this function

import { addCustomWidget } from 'discourse/plugins/discourse-layouts/discourse/widgets/sidebar';

Then use it like this in an initializer

  name: <widget name>,
  position: <side you want it to appear on>,
  order: <order relative to other widgets on the same side>

Also make sure it’s enabled, either site-wide (in site settings) or for a specific category (in category settings).

Any idea if the CSS for this needs to be changed recently? Just updated to the latest and the CSS doesn’t work any more. I still see the use of .nav-container and .locations-map when I inspect the elements from the browser.


Nothing changed in the plugin, but the Discourse css might have changed.

This is the topic list Map right? Try

#list-area .locations-map:not(.expanded) {

Thanks, but no luck. Threw just about every element in there and no change:

.list-area .widget-container .nav-container .leaflet-container .locations-map:not(.expanded) {
  height: 750px;

Solved it: need the !important comment. thanks for the help.

.nav-container .locations-map:not(.expanded) {
  height: 750px !important;

It’s working fine in my website at But, if you use right sidebar in Topic View, You shouldn’t use DiscoTOC: DiscoTOC - automatic table of contents

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At the topic Page,

Post Navigation is hidden.

I think Post Navigation can move to left of site and Sidebar is on the right site.

Is it showing me error - “No setting named 'layouts_sidebar_left_enabled” exists and same for any settings that I am trying to make in it.

Can you please elaborate on the steps you are taking to get that error? Please provide enough detail so that someone can reproduce it.

Are you using an up-to-date official Discourse build? We only support our plugins on tests-passed branch.

Thanks Robert for your reply, I am using the Bitnami AWS instance and is using the documentation as per, ideally it should have worked but not sure why it isnt able to identify the assets.

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Yep please use the official Discourse builds instead. Use of Bitnami is at your own risk.

Thanks for you assistance, sure…I will set that up on Digital Ocean and will confirm if issue persists.