New features in 2.5.0.beta7
Improved UX support for multiple email addresses
Discourse has supported secondary email addresses for quite some time. However, the feature was hidden, and required console access to add, remove, or otherwise configure secondary emails. We’ve now added support for working with multiple email addresses to user preferences. Users can see all their emails, change which email is primary, as well as add/remove emails.
The primary email will be used for all outgoing email from Discourse, including notifications, password reset, login via email, etc. Secondary emails (in addition to primary) are used for incoming email, like replying to a topic, or starting a topic via email.
An example. Say my email here on Meta is firstname.lastname@example.org. That is my primary. Now I also have a super-secret email of email@example.com, that I sometimes send email from. I can add that as a secondary email. Now, if I send an email to Meta from firstname.lastname@example.org, it will successfully link with my account, and show up as a topic by @jomaxro. Further, when logging in, I can now enter jomaxro (my username), email@example.com (primary), or firstname.lastname@example.org (secondary), all of which will be accepted.
Multiple use invite links
By popular request, we now support invite links that are not user-specific, and can be used more than once. Site staff can create a link that can be shared with their users without needing to know their email. For full details, see the feature announcement.
Discourse Version 2.5 release coming soon!
Discourse 2.5 is planned for release later this month on June 24. Another reminder that support for IE11 was turned off in beta6, and will be fully removed in 2.6. Discourse 2.5 will be the last release to support IE11. For full details, see Discourse is ending support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on June 1, 2020
But wait, there’s more! We do our best to highlight new features and changes for you, but there’s always too many changes to detail. For a full list of new features, bug fixes, UX improvements, and more, be sure to review the Additional Features and Fixes listed below.