Choose Your View! Categories / Latest / New / Unread / Top

(Carson Weitnauer) #1

Hi friends,

On Discourse, there are many ways to choose how to view content.

For instance, at the top of the main page you may have seen the following navigation menu:

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What do these mean?

Categories: "all topics grouped by category"
Latest: "topics with recent posts"
New: "topics created in the last few days"
Unread: "topics you are currently watching or tracking with unread posts"
Top: “the most active topics in the last year, month, week, or day”

How to remember all of this? No need to! If you just place your mouse over any of these words, in a second or two you will see a little pop-up over the words explaining them:

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Try it out and find the view that you prefer!

(Carson Weitnauer) #2

Hi friends: an interesting update to this is now available. Discourse now allows you to choose your default view when you visit the site.

Go to your preferences and then select the “Interface” tab (or just click the link). You’ll see the option to choose your “Default Home Page”:
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For new users, we have set the default as “Categories” to make it easy for a first time visitor to see how the site is organized.

However, if you are a regular community member, you might find the “Latest” view to work better for you.

Feel free to experiment - you can change your selection any time you’d like!