New features in 2.7.0.beta2
Rebuild required. The rebuild will update package versions to latest, and must be completed if the site has not be been rebuilt from the command line in the last week.
Database version upgrade. The rebuild will upgrade your site’s database to PostgreSQL 13. Please review PostgreSQL 13 update for full details, especially if on a storage constrained server.
Add English (UK) as locale
Do you spell defense with a ‘c’? Catalog with a `ue’? Put a ‘y’ in tire or add a ‘u’ to color? Good news, Discourse now has support for English (UK). So enjoy your holiday with your fizzy drink and biscuit, go for a run in your trainers, and cozy up to the fire in your flat with your nice warm jumper. I’ll be over here trying to figure out what I just typed .
Find something in a translation not quite right? Visit https://translate.discourse.org to help contribute to English (UK) and our many other languages.
Site text customization language selector
Previously, an admin would need to ensure their interface language was set to the relevant language in their user profile before overriding any of their site texts. For multi-lingual communities, this could mean excessive bouncing back and forth between their profile and the text customization pages. We now include a language selector at the top of the customization page:
Do Not Disturb mode
Do Not Disturb is here! Disable notifications and emails so you can concentrate on what you’re working on. Do Not Disturb can be enabled for a set period of time or until the next day. You can also set your Notification Schedule to automatically enable Do Not Disturb each day. This can be done in User Preferences → Notifications. For more details, see Do not disturb mode.
Discourse recently underwent an accessibility audit “Lightning assessment.” This looked at key parts of Discourse to ensure they meet Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Improvements to Discourse based on this audit have been made, and will continue to be done over the next few beta releases.
logo small for the system user’s avatar
The system user on a site will now use small logo from site settings instead of the generic gear. This gives a more site specific look and feel when system actions are taken, or automatic PMs sent. Sites that wish to override this can disable the
use_site_small_logo_as_system_avatar site setting.
Enable inline Onebox for all domains by default
Discourse has long supported Oneboxing. Paste a link on its own line and Discourse will attempt to pull the site logo, title, and description for the link source, or display a preview of the linked image or inline video player. But did you know Discourse also supports inline Oneboxing? Paste a link within a paragraph and the link will be replaced by the title automatically. For example, paste
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page and it’ll display as Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Optional filtered replies view
Disabled by default, sites can enable the
enable filtered replies view site setting to change the way replies are viewed in the post stream. When used, the post stream is refreshed with only the replies in the current conversation marked as visible.
Category group moderation improvements
Category moderators can now edit topic titles, as well as list/unlist topics.
Other features of note
- Allow disabling self-deletions of posts
->with → when the markdown typographer is enabled
- Include post number in inline Onebox titles
- Increase maximum watched word length from 50 to 100 chars
- Non-staff users can use shared drafts
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.