Discourse Sidebar Plugin
This plugins provides a sidebar as a third-party tool to be used for discourse. The sidebar is widget oriented, can be configured from the backend and allows other plugins to add other widgets to the sidebar.
Attention: By itself this plugin does not add a sidebar to discourse. It merely allows other plugins to use the sidebar and add it to discourse. If you want to have the entire app wrapped with the sidebar, make sure to install simple-sidebar-theme-plugin.
To install in docker, add the following to your app.yml in the plugins section:
hooks: after_code: - exec: cd: $home/plugins cmd: - mkdir -p plugins - git clone https://github.com/discourse/docker_manager.git - git clone https://github.com/ligthyear/discourse-plugin-sidebar.git sidebar
and rebuild docker via
cd /var/discourse ./launcher rebuild app
Just three simple steps. From your main discourse do:
cd plugins git clone https://github.com/ligthyear/discourse-plugin-sidebar.git # clone the repo here cd .. RAILS_ENV=production rake assets:precompile
** You might also want to add the simple-sidebar-theme-plugin**.
This plugin comes with to configuration options, to be found under the
Sidebar section in the admin SiteSettings:
They work as follows:
- sidebar widgets: is a '|'-separated list of the widgets to load. What is not listed here won't be loaded in the sidebar. The order is from top to bottom. Attention: not all widgets show up on all pages.
- sidebar free text: you can add your own free-field text here to be rendered in the 'freetext' plugin.
- sidebar fb page: add the facebook page of the sidebar Facebook-Page-Widget is supposed to use
- sidebar forum news category: give the category-slug to the category to be used by the "forum_news"-widget
Reply as New topic
As when the sidebar is wrapped around the topic, it reduces the space and drops the right gutter (if the other plugins does enforce that), it drops the
reply as new topic feature. To bring it back, the plugins provides this as a post-menu-action. Add it to the action menu to get it back.
- Curated Home allows you to configure a sidebar using this plugin.
- fix naming issue of files to make sure sidebar can import the widgets
- clean ups
- update docs
- use all widgets per default
- plenty of more widgets
- plenty of design fixes
- Update Readme
- Add docs for Plugin-Plugin-Developers
- add Readme
- initial version
(in order of importance)
Found a bug? Please report it on github!
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