Questions about user roles, custom badges, and default display


(Molly) #1

Hey there, I’m interested in using Discourse and I have a few questions.

Are there custom user roles? I know that it integrates with WordPress (which is absolutely stellar!). I’d love to be able to have custom user roles for staff members like: editor, writer, community manager, etc. Is that possible? I believe I’ve seen some people have “co-founder” next to their name so I believe it is, yeah?

Can you make the default display on the forum home be the categories display, rather than the latest?

Are badges customizeable? Or are they just the star with bronze, silver, and gold coloring?


(David Maxwell) #2

The custom names are in the title under each user. You can get to it through www.example.com/admin/users/userName

Yes (it’s an admin setting), and I would venture to guess that there are as many if not more that use this setting than using the latest.

The badges are based off of font awesome icons, so you should be able to use any of the available icons.


(Kane York) #3

You can also create your own with images.

Start by entering fa-x-custom-SOMETHING in the field, then use a CSS :before to insert the image.


(Sam Saffron) #4

Or just enter an image url …


(Kane York) #5

Oh, that’s an option? Well then…

Definitely not obvious at all.


(Sam Saffron) #6

feel free to add some tips there.


(Jeff Atwood) #7

I moved 2 posts to a new topic: User roles and ACLs