Show original poster avatars on mobile

This is a simple theme component that shows the profile picture of the original poster (OP) on the mobile topic list, rather than the latest reply.

I turned this into a component because it’s a common request, but keep in mind that this isn’t the default because it means the profile picture shown next to a topic will rarely change and could make your site look somewhat stale (to contrast, last poster updates often).


That’s exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for creating this.


This is neat! Thank you!

Is there a way to apply the theme on specific categories only?

Thank you. Just installed. Was requested by many users in our community and just found your component.

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This component works great but, the user card doesn’t show on home screen anymore. Can someone check this?

Any update to this? Small update to this can make this component perfect for mobile.

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I’ve made an update, thanks for reporting it!


Nice component but I would like to have in both side mobile and desktop



Some user’s report a problem:

Already read topics not marked as such on mobile.,

Once you read a topic and all their replies, when you return back to the list of all the topics, the title is in light gray for those topics.

  1. Works on Discourse app whcih is a wraper.
  2. Doesn’t works in REAL browser like Vivaldi, Firefox and Chrome, on Android.


Just to make this more clear because I didn’t get it at first: what @hhlp is saying is that this theme component causes this bug. That’s not a mis-directed report about something unrelated. :slight_smile:

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This theme component seems to be broken with the latest version of Discourse. It simply shows no picture when on mobile and active. If you deactivate the component it starts showing the avatar from the last to respond.

Thanks for reporting it! I’ve just added a fix:


Amazingly fast, as always. Thanks

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