- Apr 7, 2021
One thing which would significantly improve the forum for me is a search bar - not necessarily for the entire website, it could be one separately for each subforum.After about a month or so in development, we are ready to release 2 new themes along with a few nice features to go along with it. I will go into detail about the changes we have made. Please note that many of these features are untested or unavailable on other themes so they may or may not work. The new light theme will replace the current default theme that we have right now. I will showcase the new features below:
- New Logo & Favicon
- Quick Jump
- Hide Suicide Discussion & Hide Recovery Forum Options
- Hide Images
- Light/Dark Mode Toggle
- New Sidebar Icons and Style
New Logo & Favicon
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We now have a new logo and favicon that better matches the theme of the forum. Initially, the look I was going for was more of a diary, but it ended up turning out much better than expected. I hope that everyone enjoys the new logo and favicon.
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Although not requested, this has been a feature that has been in other forum software. It can be used to jump to different forums in one click instead of having to go to the front page every time. It will make navigation much easier in general. This feature is available for all members and guests. If you hide forums in your preferences, they will also be hidden in this Quick Jump menu. The menu will also tell you which subforum you are in.
Hide Suicide Discussion & Hide Recovery Forum Options
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A much-requested feature has just arrived! You are now able to hide either the Recovery or Suicide Discussion section of the forum. You are able to do this from the left side menu of Settings > Preferences. If you try accessing the forum or any of the threads in that forum. You will be met with a screen telling you that you're hiding the subforum and it will also tell you how to disable the hiding of the forum. This may come in handy if you're trying to recover and you don't want to see any Suicide Discussion threads or the subforum. This also may come in handy if you just want to take a break from both forums and only use the OffTopic, for example.
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Last, but certainly, not least is the Light/Dark toggle switch on the left sidebar. This will allow you to quickly change between the two styles quickly. The forum software will also be able to detect if you're using light or dark on your OS and it will adjust the forum theme accordingly to match.
This is all for the major changes. Let us know if you like the changes, and if you don't as well. Please report any bugs that you find with these new features. These features have not been tested with the older themes, so they may not work.
The same happened here when I first switched to dark theme - I believe it's a bug only happening in the beginningMy only issue is that the site keeps defaulting back to light view every time I come back, it's not saving my dark view preference
Loved the new features & design as wellI miss the old theme that I’m used to, however, these new themes are pretty good & I’ll get used to it eventually. What I like most is the quick jump. It’s useful & saves a lot of time for me. Thanks for your hard work!
A new search feature is appearing for me on the PC version - cool that it's here, I had just suggested this aboveis there currently a search function? I can't see one but not sure if I'm just not seeing it
Oh that's interesting! I don't seem to have it so not sure why - but cool that it is there!The same happened here when I first switched to dark theme - I believe it's a bug only happening in the beginning
Loved the new features & design as well
A new search feature is appearing for me on the PC version - cool that it's here, I had just suggested this above
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It's back, I just needed to work with it first to make sure it had the correct functionality.May I ask what happened to the ‘ignore thread’ option that was near the top right of a thread? I don’t want to ignore the member but I don’t want to see some of their threads.