Homepage Feature

Great component. Feature idea:

We only use it if there is a piece of breaking news to put something on top of everything else.

Now, the problem is, it does not collapse when there is nothing tagged “featured” and a big gap is then being displayed due to the min-heights set.

Thus, we always have to disable the component. The disadvantage: The user has to make a reload of the website before this comes effective. And I understand, to collapse it automatically e.g. with a class (in case there are no tagged topics) after the ajax would jitter the whole page.

But: Would it be possible, to have an “enabled” variable in the component that would collapse it and not execute the ajax (and the loading spinner) to fetch the tagged topics? Thus, a user does not have to shitf-reload the page in order to become effective.

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We have started testing this component today and noticed that the featured topics are in the order as they would appear in the Latest view - that is, the order will change as soon as anyone posts a reply to one of these topics. We’d like to be in control of these topics, and have them ordered by tagging date (with the most recently tagged first). Is this possible?


I posted a request on #marketplace to address sorting by tagging date. Fingers crossed!


I’ve made some updates!

  • You can now choose to show up to 5 topics (6 didn’t quite fit).
  • If there are no topics with images available the component does not display.
  • By default the topics now appear in the order they were created, so it will show the most recent topics (this allows admins to control positioning better). There’s a theme setting you can disable (sort_by_created) if you’d rather have these sorted by latest activity.
  • I switched the plugin-outlet this uses, so the topics now appear below site banners

Great @awesomerobot, now it is perfect. No more loading bar, when no topics are featured :grinning:


Very nice and useful new features, thanks! :+1:


Hey, I noticed you removed the ‘Show on All’ option? Was that on purpose? We’d rather like to keep it :slight_smile:


It was intentional; moving the plugin outlet made it harder to keep the all option… and I wasn’t sure if anyone was using it.

Anyway, it’s back now!

One downside is that there’s not an easy way to keep the topics below the banner and use the all option at the same time. Also note there’s an additional setting ,above main container, that you’ll want to enable when using all.


Hello !

Thank you so much !
With these last functions the plugin becomes essential :slight_smile:

Could there be a setting to choose which topic will be displayed on mobile?
Or better, the possibility of having a topic only on mobile and others only on Desktop? (or both if necessary)

Thank you !

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Hello, how do you select the topics to be displayed in the 3 featured topics in the forum?

The theme will feature the three most recent topics tagged featured. You can change which tag it is looking at in the settings.


thx. can I also convert the 3 teasers into static links that link to the website or is there a similar component?

@sebastianzepper If you are looking for something static, maybe Versatile Banner works better for you?

Sliders are actually just unnecessary bloating, because users just don’t use them. Sliders make a site just heavier and are more or less just old hype than something needed…

But sure, it should or would be an option if a webmaster wants to use such thing for some reason.

In the bigger context - everything that makes harder to reach real content - meaning one mile long scrolling :wink: - is always bad idea. Same thing than why e-commerce tries to find shorter way from product to checkout.

Yes, I know - off topic. Sorry.

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How would i go about showing this in the Docs page? shows in other top menu pages but not in docs.


Would it be possible to style the topic title so that it is displayed on top of the image, aligned to the bottom, with a bit of % background opacity?

This would save vertical space for cases where having the images is nice but it’s ok to show them with overlapping text.

Hi Kris,

Is it possible to choose the option for it to appear in the category site instead of the main homepage?


Yes, you should be able to do something like this with a little bit of CSS:

.featured-topic-wrapper .featured-topics .featured-topic {
  position: relative;

.featured-topic-wrapper .featured-topics .featured-topic h3 {
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0;
  background: #ffffffaa;
  padding: 0.2em;
  width: 100%;

It’s not possible with this theme component, but a version specifically for categories sounds like a reasonable request I could look into at some point in the future.


Thank you so much! It looks great.

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Here is one that can be used on Categories. It can also be used with this one.