Sadly the theme theme translations feature Jay mentioned came out right before this component was created and I don’t think the documentation was posted until I had started working on it. It would be very difficult to update it to support multiple translations at this stage without breaking existing Versatile Banners out there The fork approach is probably your best bet.
My hope is that at some point we’ll get a “Versatile Banner 2” out there that can address some of the missing features and requests that have come in through the years.
Is there a way to show banner on topics under a single category? Versatile banner uses URL and wildcards, but discourse does not contain category name on URL. Or is there a way to add category to topic URL?
I know that, that’s why I wrote “topics under a single category”. Topics have a url like /t/* that does not contain category name. So if you add /c/support/* it shows only on the topic list page not the topics under that category.
I’m excited about being able to use this banner but I need to limit its visibility to only certain groups of our users. We use discourse to host an LMS - I am hoping to have this visible to our current students, but not alumni. Is this possible, or is there another way to achieve this?
Thanks so much for any advice.
How do we preview the theme without enabling it? I want to be able to experiment without messing up the user experience. We’re on Discourse hosted plan, so we don’t have the ability to run test instances.
I’m hoping that there is a switch or setting that I’ve overlooked.
I’m thinking it might not be feasible but it can’t hurt to ask.
In a long topic when you start from the bottom and scroll up, the banner will make a brief appearance while the post stream loads in older posts. After the posts are loaded, there is a visual “jump” as the banner gets pushed above the post stream. I find it a bit jarring and it does not appear there long enough to interact with.
Ideally, I would only like to see the banner above the title of a topic and not mid-stream. I think this is not a trivial request though because I’m going to assume the banner uses the below-site-header outlet so it’s behavior is based on the outlet and therefore this “jump” is expected behavior.
Is there a simple way to know if you’re at the top of the page?
I discovered that the cloned theme does not need to be active. It can be previewed when it is inactive, so there is no need to worry about users discovering it.
I read that with amusement. That was my thinking when I started exploring themes. I wanted to experiment and loaded a few different themes. The forum members found them very quickly.
To be doubly sure that your users do not get to see what you’re experimenting with, leave the “Theme can be selected by users” option unchecked. Users will be unable to choose the theme even if it is active.
I want to use this banner so that every week someone from my country is honored in my forum, which will have a photo of the honored person and a text, but I want to grant access to the plugins to my moderators, because not every week I will be available, there is how to grant access to this plugin to my moderators so that they can also put photo and text?