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A little re-arrangement

charrondevcharrondev Application Developer (PHP, JS)Montreal Vanilla Staff
edited July 17 in General Banter

I've re-arranged the community a little bit. If you guys have any feedback I'm open to tweak things further. Here's what I've done.

  • Switched category layout to "Modern".
  • Made category layout the homepage view.
  • Added heading categories.

Let me know what you think

Comments

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    I always found recent discussions to be the best approach to a forum you know and the categories to a forum you do not know. Therefore I'd prefer to see /discussions as homepage here 😉


    whu606Lorenzo_Prn
  • charrondevcharrondev Application Developer (PHP, JS) Montreal Vanilla Staff
    edited June 11

    Yeah, I can definitely see the reasoning there. I'm quite familiar with the community and think the /discussions page is the best place for me as well.

    I was trying to consider the community from the perspective of new people/guests though. Guests tend to outnumber signed in users here by ~10/1 in the analytics. I was thinking it might be easier to get into the forum with it flipped the other way.

    R_J
  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    From a moderation pov discussions is far preferable as a default, since I go through new discussions/comments, so if it were possible to set personal preferences, that would be handy.

  • charrondevcharrondev Application Developer (PHP, JS) Montreal Vanilla Staff

    Sounds like a good idea! I'll see if I can get that running, and if not, I'll make a new version for selecting it. It probably wouldn't be more than 20-30 lines of code.

    R_Jwhu606Shadowdare
  • @charrondev could changing style be a thing aswell? Keystone have dark variations and there are add-ons for user selected styles - so alot of what is required is available at hand already.

    wink wink blink blink pretty pretty please 😇🤗🤩

    Reading in the evening on the current white style is a PITE (E = eyes)

  • charrondevcharrondev Application Developer (PHP, JS) Montreal Vanilla Staff

    That sounds like to would be a good addition! I probably won’t have time for a few weeks, but once the addon is merged to our addons repo I think it would be good idea, especially if anyone from here wants to help me out with maintaining it.

  • phreakphreak Vanilla*APP (White Label) & Vanilla*Skins Shop MVP

    @charrondev: I do not prefer the category view. Actually it was the discussions view upfront that raised my interest when I first saw Vanilla (more than 10 years ago). I think that‘s one of Vanilla‘s absolute USPs ever since that shouldn‘t be hidden. Especially community builders creating a new community know how important it is to signalise activity to get new users.

    Interestingly the changes you said are not in effect on my computers - logged in or not. 🧐 Maybe I am missing something. :)

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  • charrondevcharrondev Application Developer (PHP, JS) Montreal Vanilla Staff

    I've actually rolled back the change until my user select plugin has been deployed and rolled out. I'll probably make a couple other changes too (like a dismissable prompt when the user is on the other possible homepage).

  • phreakphreak Vanilla*APP (White Label) & Vanilla*Skins Shop MVP

    I see, thank you.

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