Discourse Signatures

:discourse2: Summary Discourse Signatures adds old school forum signatures to Discourse.
:hammer_and_wrench: Repository Link https://github.com/discourse/discourse-signatures
:open_book: Install Guide How to install plugins in Discourse

We all know forum signatures are a relic of the past, but there are still a lot of communities that really love them. Since Discourse is :rainbow: I crafted a plugin that lets us take back our much loved (gif animated) signatures!


The Signatures plugin can be enabled either by the toggle or from its settings, both accessible from your /admin/plugins page:

After that, each user can enable the signature setting on their /preferences/profile page and select a signature:

And that’s it!

Advanced Configuration Mode

You can also enable advanced mode in the plugin settings and use a full-blown post editor to create your signature! With text, multiple images, etc.


Name Description
signatures enabled Enable user-made signatures below posts
signatures advanced mode Let users use a full-blown post editor to create signatures. (:warning: RESETS all existing signatures)
signatures visible by default Make signatures visible by default. This makes signatures visible for anonymous visitors as well


Thanks to @charleswalter who pushed for this and made it possible, @eviltrout who made it compatible, and the Discourse team for such an amazing project.

:discourse2: Hosted by us? This plugin is available on our Enterprise plans


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