Wish: Gallery

Hello all,

I miss the Grasshopper gallery here on discourse. I believe having a pinned gallery on the side really helps with inspiring each other to try out and experiment with commands/plug-ins/scripting. There’s indeed a gallery here but opening a topic for each picture is cumbersome and it would be nice to rather just scroll through the pictures and get a quick update on what’s happening. (and not scroll through titles of topics which barely say anything - a picture’s worth a thousand words? :wink: )

This was expressed on the grasshopper forum as well when it was about to close down here and here and others seemed to agree. David mentioned perhaps talking to Discourse developers on this but I’m just wondering if there’s any further steps taken regarding this?

I want to see what you guys (can) do with Rhino!


This plugin achieves something similar:

Unfortunately it is not official yet so @stevebaer would have to commit to sponsoring it to a degree so we could make it supportable on our hosted forums.

You can see an example on how it gets a bit “rough” if we don’t give it some official TLC https://discourse.southlondonmakerspace.org/c/tools

I see, well it’s a start but still room for improvement. I’m now just wondering if there is indeed enough other people that would find this useful…

@siemen Something in this direction, I would definitely find it useful. I can’t see any gallery at the provided link, though.

Wow, the preview of the images is gone now on that link. Before those topics were boxes with an image and the text from the title and post next to them I believe… I think, if I recall correctly, those titles also created different sizes of boxes and that in combination with the text made it a bit chaotic.

@will, did you come to some conclusion with our gallery test?



Apologies, it changed … this is a great current example: https://blenderartists.org/

It is a good example of how far plugins can take Discourse.

In particular take a look at:

That actually looks pretty good! I’d love to get an overview over all images in the gallery like that here, but that’s just me.

Hey @sam-

Do you think Topic List Previews has matured enough in the past couple of years that we might be able to use this on our hosted site? I think, at first, it would be nice to test this out in the Gallery category and it would be awesome if we could get the Portfolio feature in users’ profiles.


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Fixed the link. Thanks!


Just circling back here for those watching this topic…