A theme component which adds a row of featured tiles above topic lists:

:link: https://github.com/discourse/discourse-featured-tiles

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On hover, the topic title and author will be shown:

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There are lots of options available for selecting the topic source. Images can be fetched by tag, by category or by using a ‘top topics’ time period. Images can be scoped to the currently viewed category, or come from the entire site.

A setting is added to the user interface preferences which allows users to hide the banner on the current device.