Topic List Excerpts Theme Component

By default, Discourse only displays topic excerpts for pinned topics. This theme component allows you to enable excerpts for unpinned topics as well.

:link: GitHub - discourse/discourse-topic-excerpts: Add topic excerpts to all topics in the topic list

:thinking: How do I install a Theme or Theme Component?

:eye: Preview on Theme Creator

Works great alongside Topic List Thumbnails Theme Component in “list” mode!


Great, a blog-like topic listing (together with Topic List Thumbnails Component)! :clap:

Can it be restricted by category like the other component?


Sure, I just added a category setting:


Thanks, much appreciated.

I also take the chance to report that there is some kind of incompatibility with the Topic Thumbnails component, since the images appear twice for each topic in the topic list (topic list option on thumbnails component + topic excerpts component).


You’re right, sorry about that. Should be fixed now


Unsure if I am missing something, but I can’t get this theme component to work :frowning:

When component is enabled all is rendered exactly the same as when disabled. Same happens when previewing. Have updated discourse to 2.5.0.beta5 ( f2647f1f36 ) component to latest release.

Installed plugins are as follows

Repository Status
discourse latest-release +89 Up to date
Official Plugin discourse-checklist decbc45 Up to date
discourse-custom-wizard 5f07814 Up to date
discourse-events ddaa6b5 Up to date
discourse-sidebar-blocks e8ecaf2 Up to date
discourse-topic-list-previews 1e9a400 Up to date
Official Plugin docker_manager f2a9499 Up to date

In testing, all features of topic list previews have been disabled

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Last month there was a change, unfortunately but I removed the TLP instead using:

Currently my website is working well with these 2 theme-components


Thank you. What version of Discourse and Topic List Excerpt do you use? I wonder if the issue can be that I have the latest 2.5 beta :thinking: anyhow, will try and rebuild without the TLP-plugin

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There’s no need to use this Theme Component with the TLP plugin? TLP delivers excerpts anyway and always has done. Why did you want to install this on top of TLP instead of just changing the TLP settings to add excerpts? They will likely step on each others toes.

You only need this TC if you are using neither the TLP plugin or the TLP TC.