Display Succinct Tag List on Home Page


#1

###Display Succinct Tag List on Home Page

I would like to prominently display a succinct list of most popular tags on my home page. I would like to be able to specify how many of the top tags to display. Of course, the tags need to be links. Something like this, but nicer:

docker x 136
email x 114
plugins x 86
sso x 78
javascript x 67
api x 49
badge x 47
keyboard x 38
markdown-it-review x 38
admin x 36
markdown x 35
import x 33
tagging x 33
wordpress x 32
css x 29

Can this be done now? If so, please provide details. I’m a Discourse newbie.

Thanks.


(Mittineague) #2

Hi JMichaelTX welcome to the forum

I don’t understand what you mean by “on” the “home” page.
(got a mock-up?)

Maybe a nav link to Discourse Meta would do?

Would the dropdown be good enough?


#3

Sorry, I thought that was a common term.
The “home page” of any web site is the main, or first page displayed when you visit the web site.
So, for this site, it would be:

What is the proper terminology for the main page of a Discourse web site?

No, a nav link or dropdown will not do. I want the user to see this list immediately when they land on the page.

Can it be done?

Thanks.


(cpradio) #4

You can make the /tags page the homepage… That is a site setting.


#5

Thanks, but that is overkill.

Here’s what I’d love to show:
Lists of:

• Popular Tags (top 15 tags for # of topics assigned to)

  • Hot Topics (top 15 topics by number of views)
  • Announcements (just a few, < 3)
  • Resources (about 5)

And then descriptive sections for:

  • Purpose of this web site
  • Getting Started

I’m brand new to Discourse forum setup/moderation. So please pardon my ignorance. If there is a good setup guide that addresses these questions, please point me to it.

Many thanks for your help.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

No such layout exists; you’d need to build a whole new plugin to accomplish that.

In general Discourse is not a “configure this arbitrary stuff to appear in this web panel” CMS type of system; it’s more of a purpose built system for discussion.


Adding custom settings
(Mittineague) #7

Actually, the “home” page here is "Latest"
Which ever is first is (usually) the “home” page.

But you can also redirect to Top for some


#8

OK, thanks for clearing that up. Not what I wanted to hear, but better to know it now than later. :smile:

Any ideas/suggestions for creating a more prominent display of popular tags on the home/landing/latest page (the page the user first sees)?

Thanks.


(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #9

If you really want it you can always add a static html list at the top of the latest page with the customization options.

You just need to update it whenever you fell like.