Discourse 2.0.0.beta9 and learning to build plugins


Discourse 2.0.0.beta9 Released

  • The Discourse Cronos plugin has been renamed to Discourse Local Dates, which makes a lot of sense but it means you’re existing dates will be broken until you manually fix them.

  • You may have noticed this one already if you get a lot of PM emails, but at the bottom of these messages, you’ll now see a list of members and groups who have also received the message. That’ll make it quite a bit easier for staged users to know who’s involved in the message.

Android Notifications

For those of you using Android phones, there’s now a feature in Discourse to allow your users to receive notification alerts about every notification they receive on your forum. This is great as long as you’re not the admin of a large forum. :wink:

Learning to build Discourse plugins?

Angus McLeod has your back. He’s put forth a generous offer to help coach you through the process of learning to build Discourse plugins by guiding you through enhancements and bug-fixes for his growing list of top-notch plugins.

Anonymizing users and GDPR

There’s been a lot of talk lately about GDPR and the ramifications it has on Discourse and WordPress. But for the most part, there are a lot of features in both that make compliance fairly straightforward. And this feature is one of them that warrants highlighting. But, as Robin states:

The anonymization tools in Discourse are available to all administrators, but we recommend you contact a legal professional if you require GDPR compliance. Said professional will be able to audit your systems and tell you if you meet the requirements.

A new admin dashboard on the way

Taking a look at the 2.0 release notes, it looks like the only thing missing is the dashboard. And I have to admit, it’s a pretty slick view of what’s happening on your Discourse. If you want an early look, visit yoursite.com/admin/dashboard-next.


This is a great initiative by Angus :smiley: . I hope the mentees will get the best out of him.