OK, I think I am starting to get a better sense of what you’re trying to do. I don’t immediately have great thoughts about how that might be done in practice, though. If you do end up with something closer to what you want using custom sections or additional customization on top of the sidebar, I’d love to see what you come up with.
Another minor detail: The mouse pointer over the custom section items’ text is a normal arrow pointer instead of a “grabber” hand like over the rest of the sidebar items. Then the pointer becomes a 4-way move icon over the custom menu icons. That is also the case for anonymous users that don’t have permission to customize it.
Making this behave as you’d expect is certainly something we want to do, especially as we are also working on more advanced topic filtering (there is work in progress on a yet to be announced experimental feature that adds a /filter route for this).
At the same time, the logic we have for category lists that dynamically change the destination depending on whether you have any new or unread topics may complicate this. We probably need to make that logic more targeted specifically.
@tgxworld and @kris.kotlarek do you think there’s a straightforward fix to make here? Or is it something that you think might take a bit more of a deeper dive to chart out our desired path forward first?
Hi, it is a great feature to add a custom section for admin users.
Is it possible to disable this feature for non-team members?
Normal users don’t have to add an own section to their sidebars, also not-logged-in users. They get an error message if they try to submit a new section.
there is likely an obvious answer to this question but is there a reason one cannot link to public published forum documents out of the custom links section? for me it does not seem to allow a link to /pub even if a doc is public. i also have the setting show_published_pages_login_required enabled to allow anon users viewing of published pages (despite the name of the setting itself).