Modifying Discourse

(Ricky_Mason) #1

Is it okay to customize specific features of Discourse for use on your website? Suppose I wanted to add specific features that deviated from Discourse and host it as a separate brand.

I noticed other sites that did this. i just dont know much about open source projects. just wanted to know more about it.


(Michael Downey) #2

Ideally you should try using CSS/HTML customizations, or creating a Discourse plugin with your customizations. Forking a project usually creates lots of maintenance headaches if you want to keep it in sync with the original project.

Some advice here: Forking an open source project nicely - Software Engineering Stack Exchange