Minor forum updates

We will be carrying out some minor updates to the forum later this evening. The forum may be down for a minute or two but it should be back up and running.
The new update has some security updates as well as the ability to display uploaded images as a grid or Lightbox.
We will also be making some changes to the homepage by removing the text and videos above the categories and posts listings. We’ve received feedback that it’s difficult to get to the posts due to the clutter the introductory text and videos creates.
Many thanks,


Thanks Clement, the updates caused no problems here. I’ve yet to look over the Lightbox feature, not sure how to use it yet.

Hi @Bobbi,
Glad to hear it. I’ve got one more patch to update then I’ll do a short explainer video on the new features.

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That will be great, thanks.

I love the new Lightbox feature, I think it is something folks will like once they get their heads around it.
Thanks for a great improvement.

Haven’t yet tried it .
Bobby have you explored markdown and BBC?
I have wondered about writing something in Mark pad and then pasting it into here to see how much of the mark down it honours. If they use the full markdown or BBC API in the construction of discourse is actually an awful lot that can be done with formatting!

Maybe we should explore

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Try it, (the grid thing - impressively easy)

insert the code below in a forum post

upload an image here
upload another image here
upload third image here
upload image etc

lo and behold you will have a self formatted luvvly grid.

scan some of my posts @SimonInEdinburgh

Look here, follow link for knowledge,

and here, but it might not interest one so knowledgeable,

maybe or maybe not?

Discourse is Open Source so you can examine all its code.

(Bit outside my territory, I’m more of a dabbler, but I can give you a link to the code of Discourse if you like.)

Keep on keepin’ on
:computer: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :computer_mouse:




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