Showcased Categories Theme Component

This theme component allows you to add two “Showcased” topic lists (built from your choice of two different categories) to the top of your forum’s home page. Thanks to @awesomerobot for building out the original structure of this component. :+1:

In the theme component settings, you can customize the name of each column, as well as choose which category to pull from, along with the maximum amount of topics from that category you’d like to display.

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That’s great! I was recently thinking about something like that.
Thanks Jordan!

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Thanks, Jordan!
Looks really interesting!

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Suggestions to improve this component:

  • User customized or group customized. For example, we have different groups for which certain categories are more important than others. Of course, they change according to the group. So, it would be great if the component could be either user customized or at least that the admins could choose which categories to showcase according to group
  • To have the option for a sidebar instead of upfront, at least in the Latest view would be great.
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Thanks for the feedback here!

This is an interesting suggestion :+1:. I wonder how we would handle a user who takes part in multiple groups? This could get a bit complicated but I do like the idea.

A sidebar could be nice as well :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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You can now choose to display the lists in a sidebar in the latest view :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Really great!! :+1: Will try and leave feedback.

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Ok, so… the sidebar doens’t seem to work out of the box with non-default themes. We have a custom version of the Material Design theme and the featured categories appear above the latest list even in sidebar mode (and it actually breaks the margins layout). I’ll try to check if there’s a way around it.

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