Kanban Board

Would anyone be willing to link to a functional example of the Kanban component in action on a forum, or dm screenshots. Would be much appreciated as we attempt to implement it for people working on personal projects / teaching workshops!

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Can we adjust it to be like this?


I think that there may be a bug with selecting modes.

When I set it up with default settings in a subcategory, I only get the Option of ‘tags’. In order to access the assignment mode, I have to force it to be the default for the category. As I want to be able to easily switch between the two, it would be nice to have this working as displayed in the video in the OP.

@david, would you mind taking a look?

Is it possible to further filter topics while keeping the Kanban Board tags set-up?

Right now we have the Kanban Board set-up by status.

I’d like to be able to filter so that we only see c-advocacy topics. Basically, it’ll be the same by status view expect only the topics tagged c-advocacy will be viewable.


@debryc we built a version of the plugin a while back which operated like this. It had time out errors though and sometimes the page needed to be rebuilt. Another one of our team has just begun work on it so hopefully it’ll be updated in the next few days. If you’re handy with code you’re very welcome to drop in and lend a hand.

If you want to use our mod in the meantime (needing to reload the page sometimes), you can find it here: GitHub - artysidorenko/discourse-kanban-theme: A Discourse theme component providing basic kanban-board functionality

It would be really nice to be able to set one rule sitewide and then set categories to exclude. On a large forum it gets really cluttered writing out individual rules for every single category and sub.


We really like this great and helpful theme component. Works like charm since installation!

We only could never get to work the “default view” on any category. Is this a known bug? Anyone else experieng this (on recent discourse versions)?


Great component!
is it possible to choose just a handful of tags to be used as columns? Obviously these tags would belong to the “can only pick one from this group” ?


Yes, I am experiencing this same issue. Should the syntax of the default view be simply the name of the category?

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It seems load error when see in categories view
And so long time you do not have any update for this theme

Could you continue to develop this, please?

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I hope this will not be abandoned :frowning_face:

Would it be possible to make each of the column headings to link to /tags/c/CATAGORY/TAG_NAME, you can then see just that tag in a single list, but better, you can click New Topic and create a new topic with that tag. It saves, by my count, a hundred clicks that it takes to assign a tag when creating a topic.


Is it possible to have the board as choice in the top menu?
I can’t find it.

Default view doesn’t seem to work.

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I’ve got this problem too. But only on one of two Forums (both on same versions of Discourse and the Kanban component). I’ll investigate.


Could you view post in modal box - Like trello?
It makes user view multi card and navigate easier.

Not sure if this helps to narrow down the issue, but I use Kanban with Layouts + category list widget, and I’ve noticed when I click a link in Layouts sidebar to a category that is supposed to default to Kanban view, it initially shows the ?board=default view, but clicking the same category link from the sidebar a second time will load the category without the ?board=default view.

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This is generating a bunch of modifyClass errors due to New installs will default to Ember CLI builds in Production

 to prevent errors, add a `pluginId` key to your changes when calling `modifyClass`

Is there a way to hide the button which brings up the Kanban Board options? I want set that in the config for the board and not let it get messed with accidentally.

Not sure what account level the button is visible to, but even if it’s only staff I’d like it out of the way.

Could you upgrade kanban for private mesage?
It will be helpful to display messages in tags

If you want a Kanban board…

Make a private category assigned to a private group. Makes no sense in regards to private messages… cause then they aren’t private.

Maybe I don’t understand the use case. But, an invite-only group-only assigned category will keep anyone else from accessing the Kanban board without your express permission. You can then assign a private tag grouping invisible to the rest of your forum.

In addition you could assign a custom 3rd party email (not your Discoure default) for group related messaging. Makes for an excellent private sub-forum and you can add in this Kanban theme to it if you have administrator assistance.

You can also make your group, or a related group, moderators of your private category.

Try this CSS; it preserves the expand button but hides the settings:

// Hides the Kanban settings button but preserves the expand button
.kanban-spacer .btn {
   display: none;
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