Discourse-reply-template-component

discourse-reply-template-component

This theme component will let you easily reuse part of a post in a reply or a new topic.

:link: Repository Link

Usage

[wrap=template key="template-name"]
My reusable content

- [ ] task 1
- [ ] task 2
[/wrap]

Note that if user is not logged in, clicking the button will display the login modal.

key is mandatory

Other options

  • action="create" this will make the button open a composer to create a new topic
  • action="create_pm" this will make the button open a composer to create a new PM
  • categoryId="2" only usable with action="create", will set the category of the opened composer

Placeholders

You can have special keys in your template which will get replaced:

  • $week_start → date at the beginning of the week
  • $week_end → date at the end of the week
  • $prev_week_start → date at the start of previous week
  • $prev_week_end → date at the end of previous week
  • $tomorrow

Note that this will be replace by local dates.

Tags list

tagsList=":heart:,foo,#bar" will show a least of checkboxes at the end of the template so people can tag their post easily.

Example

My todo list $week_end

  • task 1
  • task 2
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I was wondering can this be used in a specific category/sub?

Ie bug reporting form?

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Yes :arrow_down:

E.g.
[wrap=template key="bug-report" action="create" categoryId="your-bug-category-id"]

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Thank you will need to explore this more.

This is the best. Thank you!! I use this to create checklist templates that can be created anytime we’re doing a repetitive project. Before, our instructions would have been “copy and paste everything below” instead of having this very elegant button to create a topic for people.

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Is there a plan to make this functionality accessible in the composer window? To me the most logical place being where things like Hide Details and Build Poll live.

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I just updated the component, see OP for usage but a quick note:

  • placeholder dates are now replaced by local dates
  • you can now define a tagsList

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Thank you for a great component!

It’s impossible to add a poll in the wrap. Can you add this functionality?

[wrap=template key="template-name"]

[poll type=regular results=on_vote chartType=bar]
# Who will join?
* 1
* 2
* 3
[/poll]

[/wrap]

I added more locales to your component and created a PR. Please, check.

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How can i install this component?

In my opinion it’d be more helpful to have an example for the reply case (without action=create) because this is probably the reason, the majority is searching for since creating a topic is already possible via URL

My try:

  • ok
  • fail
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Would it be possible to use a template to create a new personal message?

Also, when someone is not signed in, clicking on “Use template as reply” does not result in any action. Could you add functionality where if a user is not logged in, something happens to nudge them to log in or create a new account?

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Great suggestion, it’s done, I updated the OP.

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Is there a way to pre-populate the title of a new topic?

Is there a way to automatically add tags instead of having just the tag list?

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No, but that’s reasonable feature request for sure. I’m kinda full ATM but making a note of this, thanks.

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Is there any possible way to modify the stock reply button in a topic with such a template?
That would be a gamechanger for specific structured conversations in the forum. Especially for contests etc where users have to submit content in a structured manner.

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Hi, sorry I don’t understand your request, can you be more specific please ?

Currently the user can access the reply template only via the button in the first post generated by the theme component.
What I would like to achieve is to enable the template for the stock reply buttons in the topic as well (reply button below the timeline and reply button below the last post)

Edit: One prolific use case is a topic where users can leave feedback like bug reports etc. If we could add per-topic post templates just like for per-category templates for new topics, that would lead to less incomplete reports and hence save our staff a lot of time.

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