This is a theme component that will render your categories as boxes with customized backgrounds on your categories page. This component will also render each category page with a category banner if show_banner is selected.

:exclamation: Please Note: For this component to work... in the settings area desktop category page style needs to be set to either categories with Featured Topics or Boxes with Featured Topics

:eyeglasses: Preview it on theme creator

:hammer_and_wrench: Git repo https://github.com/discourse/discourse-custom-category-boxes-component.git

:thinking: How do I install a Theme or Theme Component?



There are four options to choose from. Default is halftones

Halftone Background

Halftone option

Crosshatch Background

Crosshatch option

None

None option

Custom

If you would like to create this effect with some of your own artwork, upload 4 varying .png ‘s with transparent backgrounds or traditional .jpg ‘s in the settings page. For each upload, use the naming convention of custom-0 , up to the last as custom-3 . Be sure to select custom as your category background setting.

Custom option