As we continue to get familiar with Discourse and work with it, I’ve come to the realization that the Editor is easily my favorite of all the forum softwares I’ve worked with over the years. However, I think
What I’m recommending is a Block-based editor where you can use “/” and quick shortcuts come up. An Example is notion and another is tipdap editor
Here is a screenshot from Marktext, one of my favorite open-source markdown editors for desktop:
Many Markdown editors are moving in the direction of block shortcuts, and I think Discourse could benefit from such a concept in terms of both form and function.
I guess that would be major work to get this working perfectly.
Vaguely related, a now broken WYSIWYG editor plugin was created and discussed a while ago:
Hi, I am working on a plugin at the moment that replaces the standard editor with a wysiwg editor. I think its easier for beginner users like myself and others. Here is a short video on how it works so far and what my plans are:
[Discourse.org - A more user friendly editor for beginners]
I think it will be finished in the next few months ( depending on my motivation ) I would be interested if others are interested in using this as well.
Yeah, was just looking at that before posting this, just wanted to make it a proper request.
@sam said that there are essentially Plans™in the works as of October 2022.
My goal is to have all the building blocks in place to allow for editor experimentation in Discourse.
I have discussed this with
@david, @tgxworld and @martin in the past, we have a lot of stuff in progress at the moment and can not get started quite yet. That said … our rough plans are:
enough extensibility to allow easy replacement of the editor with a contenteditable composer
experiments around trivial components that add minimal extra interesting functionality
A component that “inlines…