Discourse Version 2.8

Focus

  • Show “last visit” line within topics, as we already do on topic lists :white_check_mark:

  • introduce light bubble PM style to help visually distinguish PMs from regular topics :white_check_mark:

  • Tagging is now on by default! Add description to tags and improve tag management UI.

  • Show draft counts in user drop-down, user page, and sidebar @nbianca :white_check_mark:

  • merge the concept of “new unread” and “unread” @tgxworld :white_check_mark:

  • Direct to S3 uploads, retire jQuery file uploader replacing with Uppy @martin

  • Enable automatic dark mode switching by default (site setting default dark mode color scheme id)

  • Allow tagging bookmarks.

  • Improve “blank page syndrome” for user menu (notifications, assigned, bookmarks), user activity, user messages, and invites

  • Impersonation should require a second factor @techAPJ

  • Wildcard block for email addresses per topic

  • Release search performance optmization by making SiteSetting.use_pg_headlines_for_excerpt default to true @tgxworld

  • Improve the experience for users who have pending posts. @flink91

  • Add “hot” category topic sorting option per @falco

  • Add username (and full name?) matches to full page search results @Roman_Rizzi / @pmusaraj

  • Add counts per group to suggested messages on group PMs @tgxworld

  • show posts awaiting moderation on your user page

  • Add support for scheduling banners and pins in topic actions

  • Allow staff to start a discussion from the review queue.

  • Improve error handling for theme/plugin decorateCooked APIs

  • Beef up accessibility @joffreyjaffeux @awesomerobot

  • Alias search support for emoji in emoji popup @vinothkannans Add English and translated aliases for Emojis - #16 by sam

Codename

Start date

May 19, 2021

Planned release date

TBD

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