Discourse New User Tips and Tricks


(Jeff Atwood) #1

Originally published at: Discourse New User Tips and Tricks

If you’re new to Discourse, here are a few quick tips and tricks to get you started: Reading Selecting a topic title will always take you to your last read post in the topic. To enter at the top ↑ or bottom ↓ instead, select the reply count or last reply date. Topics above the…

(Jeff Atwood) #2

If there are any other tricks and tips – non-obvious essentials that every new Discourse user should know, please provide suggestions on that here.

(Andrew Waugh) #4

As a newbie to Discourse, and being silly enough to volunteer to be a moderator just as we went live on the new platform I felt a distinct need for a “New Moderator tips and tricks” topic. Meta had most of the information I was looking for, but it appears as mixed in with more technical admin information.

How about a similar theme for new mods?

(Benjol) #17

I’ve done a French version here:

I’m going to update the translation of system_messages.usage_tips.text_body_template

(Ben Creasy) #18

Here’s one: a while back I asked Jeff how to see a list of open features (originally raised over at Some kind of marker for ‘completed feature’ posts) and he pointed me to advanced searching. I’m not sure where the searching docs are, but I found Double-Stuf improved search feedback and came up with:


basically search on status:open category:2

It might be nice to make this more discoverable, but it works for now!

(@SenpaiMass) #19

Hello @codinghorror

Can i get permission to copy this thread for my users at my community . It is fairly new and it would be good to educate them about discourse and its functions.


(Jeff Atwood) #20

Do you mean translate? It is a blog post so you could simply post a link to the blog entry. Translations are totally fine if that is what you mean.

(@SenpaiMass) #21

This is what i meant, sorry for my poor English and thanks for the confirmation.