I want to use Discourse for a blog / community site but I don’t want to deal with two comment systems or even having to worry about the WP Discourse plugin moving comments back to the blog. I have a design idea that I’d like to run by some of you. Hopefully there are some UI experts here who could give me their thoughts on a design idea.
Imagine a Wordpress shell that along with the standard home & about pages, there are a handful of top level pages that match the primary community defined categories that our team will be blogging about.
The page itself would have some introductory text about the category with the rest of it consisting of a Pinterest-like Masonry Layout of Images / Short Excerpts. When the user clicks on a given post, instead of going to a blog post, they are directed to a topic in the forum with the full post as the starter post for the topic.
No external comment system at all. Everything is right in Discourse.
I haven’t worked with the Discourse editor enough to know if it the markup capabilities are robust enough to handle inline video, audio. It looks like it can handle images well enough.
I guess the thing I might be missing out on is some SEO goodies with the Yoast plug-in. Is that right?