Topic List Thumbnails

I’ve just added a feature request section to the OP! It’s particularly busy days around here right now, so I suspect it’s going to be a little while before any of us can look at it. I’ve set a reminder to check on this in a month. In the mean time, if anyone wants to submit a PR that adds the functionality, they are more than welcome.


Yes, thank you @renato .

Maybe i did not put my question right…

My point is, for example in this conversation:

The first image of the topic is in the post #2.
So, it seems there is no images in this topic, and so, no thumbnail.

I would like thumbnail to be for the image in post#2, like this:

But it only shows this if I paste the image from post#2 (or any other post) into post#1.

It works, but don’t make sense… for example, how will the image, with explanation, be there with the question? :slight_smile:


My workaround when I want a Topic List thumbnail but don’t want (and/or don’t have) an image in the Topic Post, is to insert a tiny-sized version of an image (50px x 32px) at the bottom of the Topic post. It’s blurry but at least it’s minimal on the post…

Here is one example of a post wherein the only content is an iFrame…

… and here’s what the Topic List Thumbnail looks like…


Thanks so much. I love this component. Any idea how to get thumbnails to show up in the Kanban view Kanban Board


What would be the easiest way to set the masonry layout to have maximum 2 columns instead of 3 via CSS?


3 posts were split to a new topic: Issues with the masonry grid

hi -

i wonder why the excerpt is limited to the list view and is not showing up in the tile/mason view.

would it be possible to have the excerpt also show up in the tile/grid/masons mode?

kind regards

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@david Is there a way to just not show an image thumbnail or the space for the image if there is no image (instead of showing the comment icon)? In other words… can the title just show for the topics that have no image?

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2 posts were split to a new topic: Is it possible to display the thumbnails in Docs?

I noticed that if you specify certain categories for the component to work, then in the sections New, Discussed, Recent and others, where topics from several categories, all topics will work with the component globally, although they are not specified in the settings

A post was split to a new topic: Topic List Thumbnails don’t play well with Docs

A post was split to a new topic: Can we display de categories’ names in blog style?

10 posts were split to a new topic: Thumbnails missing when using the Minima theme

A post was split to a new topic: How to define a default thumbnail when a topic has no picture?


Thumbnails with blog style mode do not appear with the Air theme (discourse-air) theme

The Thumbnails appear with Air Theme only with list mode selected.

When a choose the default Theme the Thumbnails with blog style appear.

1°/ Can someone explain me how to make Thumbnails with blog style work with Air Theme (discourse-air)please ?

2°/ How can I get more text under the thumbnail please, like this:

and not like this :

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  1. How to display all titles when using blog style mode ?
    topic list thumbnails

  2. How to choose different modes for desktop and mobile. For example, for desktop we use list mode and for mobile we use blog style mode.

Thank you very much for your help

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  1. You can add this CSS in your theme or in component:
.topic-thumbnails-blog-style-grid {
  .main-link {
    .link-top-line {
      white-space: normal;
      overflow: auto;
  1. I don’t think you can do that out of the box – that’s a cool idea, though :+1:

A post was split to a new topic: Blog-style layout affects Tooltips

Another issue with the air theme (list view) is that the thumbnail doesn’t take all the vertical space in the list entry:

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found a bug with grid view
inside this topic: