OK I’d better summarise the current status as things are getting confusing:
There are now two distinct setups:
- Existing, standard, Plugin based one. I’m thinking of replacing it with 2 though (I will give notice).
*this link has been incorrect in the OP for some time, please make sure you are using the paviliondev repo.
- Theme Component for Generating Thumbnails No longer required as Discourse has kindly just added a plugin facility. I’ve released an update to the plugin to accommodate.
https://github.com/paviliondev/tlp-thumbnail-generator-component (this is a new requirement because of the way Discourse now supports Thumbnailing).
- TC based, experimental, expect minor issues but added bonuses of Featured Images on mobile and responsiveness to sidebars … optional plugin sidecar that adds features
Add the sidecar plugin if you want more features:
- git clone https://github.com/merefield/discourse-topic-previews.git -b "theme_sidecar". At this point this is functionally very very similar to plugin.
Sorry for any confusion on different setups