Knowledge Explorer Plugin

Summary: Find and filter knowledge base topics

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:arrow_right: Install: Follow the plugin installation guide.


The Knowledge Explorer plugin is a continuation of development on the Knowledge Explorer Theme Component.

In essence, Knowledge Explorer allows for easier surfacing of knowledge-base style topics across a defined set of categories and/or tags.

Filter the list down by tags, search via the search bar, and click on topics to see the first post – all without leaving the context of the knowledge explorer.

Need to find a knowledge base topic from somewhere else in Discourse? Use the new search helper: in:kb.


  1. Install the plugin following these instructions.
  2. Enable the plugin by turning on the knowledge explorer enabled setting.
  3. Add categories and tags to the knowledge explorer categories and knowledge explorer tags settings.
  4. Find the knowledge explorer from the hamburger menu.
  5. Profit with easier access to knowledge!


  • 2021-01-13T06:00:00Z Add topic title and category to browser title
  • 2020-10-01T05:00:00Z Added onebox support



A notice of a soon-upcoming change for this plugin. We will be renaming it from Knowledge Explorer to Docs.

I have a PR ready to go, but wanted to announce here first just in case anyone has built themes/plugins which extend this. This is a breaking change and will cause issues with any extensions built on top of it.