Discourse theme


#1

Now that Envato Forum uses Discourse (correct me if I’m wrong), would that mean in the near future, there will be Discourse theme/skin/plugin?


#2

Not necessarily, no. Both events are mutually exclusive. Interesting idea though! I’m sure someone from our Growth Team will see this and look into it (if they haven’t already). :smile:

Just curious - have you ever skinned a Discourse forum yourself, and if so, how difficult was it?


#3

I am just your typical everyday user which interested in deploying his own website/community. I do currently host a discourse based forum for my friends at work and it’s still basic (no customization due to lack of spare time tinkering with it)

Sadly, I have yet skinned anything. While I do have Exclusive Author badge, I am still learning to become one.


#4

Keep in mind, unlike the more traditional forums, creating themes for Discourse is far more flexible.

You can go beyond just amending CSS, you can amend structure, in a pretty straight forward way.

A classic example is: https://meta.discourse.org/t/sams-personal-minimal-topic-list-design/23552

To see it in action have a look at: