I just completed a big upgrade of the forum, including an upgrade of the underlying operating system of our server.
Here are some of the highlights from the most recent Discourse patch notes:
One of the items on the roadmap for 2.1 is improving the handling of social logins. Listing connections is supported for all built-in auth providers.
Revoke and reconnect is currently only implemented for Facebook, Google, Instagram, GitHub, Yahoo, and Twitter.
Navigate to first post
Bumping topics automatically
Reply to topics without bumping them (for mods)
Two-factor authentication backup codes
Trust Level 1 welcome message
By default all users promoted to TL1 will receive a
Welcome TL1 Usermessage. It is a way to interact with new users and encourage them to participate actively in the activities of the site, opening new topics and filling out their user profile. You can deactivate the site setting
send tl1 welcome messageas well as customize the message sent through
Jump to a post by date
The “jump to” modal (accessible through # shortcut on a topic) has been improved with dates. From now on, just enter the date you want to go to jump to the closest post.
New colour schemes
After the closure of our first theme contest , we have re-structured part of the initial wizard to make room for new themes and allow everyone to choose between various themes, not just light and dark. Try the new themes available by re-running the wizard! ♂️
Automatically expire unused API keys
For enhanced security, Discourse will automatically expire API keys that have not been used for long periods of time. Search for
expire_user_api_keys_daysin your admin console.
There have been several improvements to the admin and moderation dashboards, with some extra stats and graphs just for @DieGrootHammer.
There were a tonne more updates and fixes. You can check out the Discourse
release-notes tag on their official meta forums if you’re interested in getting all the details:
If you come across any issues after the upgrade, please let me know.