Question about the ability to customize Discourse


(Clemson Sports Talk) #1

Is it possible to add a column between Topic and Category that would allow you to put a sponsor in that area? Meaning if you go to the forum, you could sell local advertising for an area that might interest a particular company or person?

I just don’t know who customizable it is and hoped someone could let me know.

For example, check out this site snd how they have managed to pull it off:
https://texags.com/forums

Thank you for your insight.


(Jay Pfaffman) #2

It’s certainly possible with a plugin. Also, categories can have images, which might meet your needs right out of the box.


(Clemson Sports Talk) #3

Do you know of a place where I can see more about that? I’d love to know more.


#4

You can add images to a Category by editing its settings (go into the category and click the Edit button, top right) to return this modal:

If that doesn’t work and you need a plugin you’d need to investigate getting that written. Try the Marketplace category if you go down that road.


(Clemson Sports Talk) #5

Thats awesome to know. @Hawk do you know of any examples of sites using that? I’d love to see it in action.


#6

I don’t, but I’ve thrown a logo image into the Forum Support category here and set the page to display categories only, so that you can see how it would look.

That might work for your sponsors.


(Clemson Sports Talk) #7

That’s the UX Mastery one? That looks great to me if so.


#8

Yup, that’s the one!