September 23, 2022, 3:54pm
Hi all, I’ve searched all over and haven’t been able to find the answer to this yet.
When someone creates a new topic, I would like it to default to the ‘General’ category, when instead it defaults to this:
I’d like it to default to General, like so:
Thank you in advance.
September 23, 2022, 4:18pm
! Welcome to Discourse Meta !
I think this can be useful for you
September 23, 2022, 4:25pm
Thank you Alexander! I will give this a try and let you know!
September 23, 2022, 5:35pm
I’ve had a while to ponder this further, and I’d like to add a bit of clarification.
I’d like for the category to be ‘pre-populated’ depending on what topic the user is already in.
Here is an example of a Discourse forum where this is happening:
So if the user is in the Underground category and they press ‘Create Topic’, ‘Underground’ will be pre-populated in the Create Topic dialogue. And if they were in the Otherground category, then THAT would be pre-populated.
September 23, 2022, 5:42pm
But there is no New Topic button on the Topic screen?
September 23, 2022, 5:57pm
There is a New Topic Button on the Topic screen, and when it is pressed I would like the Create Topic dialogue box to default the Category to ‘General’.
So right now, if I press ‘New Topic’, I get this:
But what I want is this:
I think this may be in the works with the changes to
# and uncategorized #. Not sure on the exact timeline but I think it’s on the horizon. general
September 23, 2022, 6:17pm
that’s the Discovery Topic List,
not the Topic route (oh you deleted the Post?!)
There is no “New Topic” button on the Topic screen: just scroll up here! (this is a Topic screen after all).
This is a screenshot of the Discovery Topic List, not the Topic screen.
What I believe you want is already implemented.
For example, if I am in
# and create a Topic, it’s preset with the bug # Category: bug
September 23, 2022, 6:32pm
@merefield I believe that I was incorrect in the way that I described it earlier. The latest post most accurately reflects what I want.
What you referred to as the ‘Discovery Topic List’ is the root level of my forum. And when ‘New Topic’ is pressed, I want it to default to General, as per screenshot above.
I was clumsy in my wording, I apologize.
September 23, 2022, 6:35pm
you might consider turning this off:
September 23, 2022, 6:36pm
Yes I had done that already, thank you! re: allow uncategorized
September 23, 2022, 6:39pm
So with all of the information I’ve gained in this thread (thank you all), if I were to refine my question I think it would be thus:
Is it possible to set a default category (in the ‘Create Topic’ dialogue box) so that when the ‘New Topic’ button is pressed whilst on the ‘Discovery Topic List’ it is set to that default category automatically?
TC mentioned above does this exact thing. Install it on your site and give it a go.
September 24, 2022, 5:23pm
Yes Nathan you are correct. Thank you all, particularly
October 24, 2022, 5:23pm
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