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! :writing_hand:


You need to enable the plugins options for all users by going to your Admin settings over at your-site/admin/site_settings/ and navigate to the plugins section your-site/admin/site_settings/category/plugins. Then in the filter box, type in signatures to filter out this plugins settings:

After that, each user will need to enable the signature setting on their profile and select a signature:

And that’s it!

Advanced Configuration Mode

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

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.


  • It is not possible to make this default on for all users; users must intentionally opt in to have a signature experience.
  • Enable advanced mode if you want both pictures and text in signatures.

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