The Theme Editor Discussion List Settings allow you to update the look and feel of discussion lists in your community, such as the recent discussion list or a list of discussions for a particular category.
It’s important to note that the layout settings will figure in strongly here. All options noted below are available for the Foundation Layout type.
You can add a border to the entire discussion list (shown as shadow below), and/or to individual list items (shown as a solid border below):
You can update the Title Color as well as choose what color should appear when a user hovers their mouse over the title
Determine how users avatars are shown in the discussion list
User Tag presets apply to the tags that appear in the tag clouds, that users can add to individual discussions. If you are not using the tagging feature, this will not apply.
Label Tag presets apply to everything else, such as announcement, questions and ideation statuses.
The New tag is separate and follows the global theme settings (brand color)
Label tag as Standard and User Tag as Primary
Standard is plain black and white. Primary color is inherited from the global style settings.
Label tag as Greyscale and User Tag as Colored
Greyscale is a grey background with black text.
Colored inherits the brand color and adds a light background.
Choose to show or hide the first few lines of text from each discussion in the list.
By default, this will show the first 100 characters and append an ellipsis if the text exceeds that.
Display Metas as Icons
This option allows you to show icons instead of words for your selected meta options (below).
You can choose to display or hide certain meta options
- Category: Category the post is in
- Author: The author of the discussion
- Last Comment User: The user who posted a comment most recently on the thread
- View Count: How many views the post has received
- Comment Count: How many comments the post has received
- Score: The sum of reactions this post has received (likes, upvotes etc)
- User Tags: Tags that have been added to this discussion
- Unread count: How many new comments have been added since the currently logged in user last viewed this discussion
If you have a technical resource, you can change additional meta options using theme variables such as
- Last Comment date
- QnA Statuses
You can also get more granular with the alignment, font settings, spacing and sizing using theme variables
Advanced Theme Settings
If you have a technical resource you can also amend the background, get more granular with the positioning (spacing):
The options will only apply to those using the Foundation Layout. Be sure to check you are using this layout option.