Hide Muted Categories

:discourse2: Summary Hide Muted Categories hides muted categories from the category list.
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Discourse now shows muted categories in the category list. This improves discoverability, particularly on sites with many categories muted by default. If you prefer the old behaviour, this simple theme component will restore it:


Hi @david, do you know of any solutions that would allow hiding specific sub-categories from appearing on the /categories page, but still allowing topics to show up in latest?

I have several categories with a larger amount of sub-categories, and I’d like to hide those since they take up a lot of visual space.


Yes you can do something using css there you should have elements to target


I did find this: .category-list .subcategories { which I can hide, but it applies to all categories on the home page. Is there a way to declare only specific categories and hide only those sub-categories within them?

You would target the href of the link. A bit hacky but it works.


Hi Sam,

This works to remove the subcategory name, but not other elements related to it. I found that for new topics, the ___ new indicator still appears like in the screenshot below.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 6.12.14 PM

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Ah sorry, jumped the gun on this. It looks like the URL string /l/new is appended to each category URL, so those can be isolated and hidden by targeting hrefs as well.

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Have you found a new solution to hide part of sub categories?

I have hundreds of sub-categories and only wanted the first 20 most active ones. Is there any way?

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Do you really need so many categories there? Tags would be more flexible. It’s Time We Talked About Tags

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I have seen this exact usage previously, it is always super tricky to fit in geographic buckets of topics to our topic structure, every solution is a bit of a compromise, short of a geo aware plugin

All topics in America
All topics in USA
All topics in California
All topics in Sonoma county
All topics in Santa Rosa


I’m looking for a solution with tags, because in the end I have to manage 8000 cities, and in any case there will also be 8000 natural tags. Do you think 20k tags are supported?

20k tags will work fine, we support very large numbers of tags

Tanks you @sam
I will follow your advice, now I see how I can massively move posts into macro categories and then assign geographic tags

How can I clear categories in bulk via API?

There isn’t an api endpoint to bulk clear out categories. You will have to delete all the topics first and then you should be able to delete the category. If you have console access there are some rake commands that can help with this.


I seem to have the opposite problem, even though I’m on 2.7.0.beta3. Muted categories aren’t appearing on the Categories page, but I would prefer to have this new default behavior.

With actual discourse versions muted categories don’t appear in the categories page anymore (they are grouped in a collapsible hidden group at the bottom of the category page).

I’m also looking for a way to show muted categories on their original place in the category page (the opposite of what this plugin was achieving).
Were you able guys to find a solution?
Thank you!

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