Bugs: a Discourse theme-component

Did you know fruit flies were the first living creatures to be sent into space? Spiders are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica 🕷

This theme component is a port and update of Auzbugs repo. It originally started out as an April fools joke and has been adapted over time. I’ve included a new bugs interact feature in this component.

This is just a bit of fun :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: : I suggest you use it sparingly, maybe just at Halloween :ghost: or to play a joke on someone you know :nerd_face:. You can target it at specific groups and users in the theme settings.

I personally like to have a little bug friend on screen to keep me company :ant: I swat him away if he starts to bug me! Yes you can exterminate them 💀 😳

Want to know more? Try out the preview below...

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Discourse Bugs theme component

:eyeglasses: Demo: Preview this theme component

:hammer_and_wrench: Git repo: https://github.com/naidihr/discourse-bug-theme

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


I’ve included some options in the theme settings. These include making it show only to specific users and groups.

There are a couple of methods that you can use to allow users to turn it on and off.

[details=“Create a user selectable bugs group”]

By creating a group you can allow users to join and leave at their will.

Set up a group called e.g. Bugs. In the group settings allow them to join and leave freely.

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This will give them these options before they join and after.

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Remember to set the theme setting so the group will see the bugs!

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[details=”Convert the component into a user selectable theme“]

To make this theme component user selectable you can covert it to a theme. To do that click the Convert button at the bottom of the theme settings.

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Once it is a theme make it user selectable, select the light color palate and include any other components you have installed. You can also rename it if you prefer.

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If you have the theme selector component installed users can then toggle their themes on the site menu.

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