Discourse Version 2.8

Focus

  • Replace loading spinner UX with less jarring top-docked horizontal progress bar @david

  • Wildcard block for email addresses per topic

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

  • Make login and signup dedicated pages, not dialogs

  • Some 2FA factoring and UX improvements

  • Improve new user onboarding with dynamic “have you seen…” popups, all skippable via the existing skip new user onboarding tips and badges user pref

  • Improve the experience for users who have pending posts.

  • Add “site goals” to the setup wizard, such as “reddit news style”, “everything muted by default for discussing lots of very different topics”, “simple minimalist whatsapp style site” etcetra @techapj

Codename

Start date

TBD

Planned release date

TBD

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