User styled posts?


(Uncle L) #1

I’ve been testing a move to Discourse for my company’s community.

We were on Vanilla but we don’t plan to import it to Discourse.

However, one feature of Vanilla that our community really loves is the ability to write custom CSS, HTML to make styled posts. We have a fairly active group of users who offer design work to other users and they use those types of posts as a way of showing off their skill.

I understand how that activity seems counter to Discourse’ current product, but I’m wondering if anyone has ever successfully figured out a way to allow users to create styled posts on Discourse.


(Christoph) #2

Would it help if they could use a limited set of divs which would be defined in site wide CSS?

See here:


(Sam Saffron) #3

Per post CSS would require a custom plugin at the moment, have not seen this request pop up too much over the years.

One thing you could lean on is Theme Creator, create and show themes without installing Discourse! this would allow your community to create full fledged Discourse themes and components.


(Uncle L) #4

Whoa, very cool. Thank you and please keep up the good work


(Kris) #5

Also, if someone creates a theme you want to share, your community’s admin can import it and enable anyone in the community to set it as their personal default.