Discourse Version 2.8


  • 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:

  • Enable automatic dark mode switching by default (site setting default dark mode color scheme id) @pmusaraj :white_check_mark:

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

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

  • Impersonation should require a second factor @techAPJ :white_check_mark:

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

  • Beef up accessibility @joffreyjaffeux @awesomerobot :white_check_mark:

  • Wildcard block for email addresses per topic @nbianca :white_check_mark:

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

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

  • show posts awaiting moderation on your user page @flink91 :white_check_mark:

  • Improve error handling for theme/plugin decorateCooked APIs @david :white_check_mark:


Start date

May 19, 2021

Planned release date

January 24th, 2022