Who's Online Plugin (discourse-whos-online)

Looking at one of the sites right now, it has 92 users online, with avatars shown

Edit: To be clear, I’m not denying there could be a performance impact. It’s just that we haven’t seen it cause any issues on our hosted sites.


I apologize if this has already been asked elsewhere, but is there a way to change the color of the ring or glow for the avatar online status indicator? The green ring is pretty hard to see on dark themes, and I’d prefer to use that over the flair.

Thank you for this, by the way. I have a small community that I migrated away from vbulletin and this is one of the features they’d missed.

EDIT Disregard! I figured out that it’s tied to the “success” color set in the active theme.


Yup, it’s tied to “success” :+1:

If you’re confident with CSS, you could override it to use a totally different colour. The existing css can be found here:


Hey, it seems this Plugin doesn’t work well on my theme? Discourse Air (modified, but original is the same)

I’m using CSS tweaks to show OP avatar instead of Latest Poster avatar but even without these tweaks i never see Online status in Topic List

You can see in the topic list no one is online

But if you go to a topic or look at the “online” list you can see they are online

UPDATE: Infact I’m slightly confused, this also does not appear to work for me on the default Discourse theme, has there been some breaking change in recent discourse commits?

Or does this not work on desktop? if it doesn’t work on desktop the wording needs to be updated in the plugin settings to reflect this

  • whos_online_avatar_indicator_topic_lists : display avatar indicators in mobile topic lists, and the “Categories & Latest” view. Defaults to off.
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