|Summary||Discourse Shared Edits allows multiple users to collaboratively edit posts in real time. This feature is default disabled and must be enabled explicitly by moderators on posts.|
|Install Guide||How to install plugins in Discourse|
Moderators can toggle shared edits on a topic (red) via the gear icon on the composer bar. Note that the plugin does not enable edit access per se. This means that if you want non-moderators to be able to collaboratively edit the post you must also make the post a Wiki (green, optional):
Once toggled edits are collaborative. You’ll notice the button in the bottom left is now marked ‘Done’ is it is continuously saved in real time.
This plugin has a single site setting
shared_edits_enabled it is default enabled after it is installed
You might like to also install this Theme Component to give you more control of the appearance of Shared Edits posts:
Currently there is a ~10 second delay prior to updating the posts in the stream. It would be nice if this updated live just like it does in the composer.
Displaying multiple cursors would be nice, it would mean we need to replace the textarea with a contenteditable control or ace.