Discourse dark theme

Dear administrator, could you add a dark theme for this discourse forum, please. kicad, transifex, openwrt and mozilla discourses already has dark theme and it looks fine.
Dark theme tires eyes significant less and saves eyesight.

2 Likes

FYI, this has come up before:

2 Likes

I’ve seen it. It’s closed now without solution.

1 Like

From Allow users to select dark mode theme :

But I think he has higher priority issues right now :slightly_smiling_face: (2020.02.29 CAA Rechecking Bug)

2 Likes

I asked openwrt discourse administrator, and just checked it myself on the fresh locally installed discourse 2.5.0.beta2:

Dark theme comes out of the box.
You can easily add more themes from the administration interface.

It seems that dark theme has been disabled, as letsencrypt’s discourse runs just a previous version (2.5.0.beta1). Just go to the https://community.letsencrypt.org/admin/customize/themes and enable it for users:
image

2 Likes

I don’t believe he has no time to toggle the checkbox.

1 Like

If there is only Light theme in the list:

image

you should press Install -> Create new Fill the name, “Dark” for example with type Theme:

and then, on the next step, assign the Dark color palette and make it available for users:

2 Likes

Thank you for those details. If it’s that simple, maybe @jsha can find the time to do it :slightly_smiling_face:

The problem with tasks with low priority, it’s when you don’t know how simple they are before you are doing them!

3 Likes

Admins of opencellid and syncthing discourses have successfully applied these instructions.

1 Like

For some reason the “Dark” theme is not preinstalled on our instance - perhaps because it was created before the Dark theme existed?

There was also no “Dark” theme available in the list of popular themes to install. However, I saw that the “Vincent” theme has a dark mode, so I installed that. It’s now user-selectable in https://community.letsencrypt.org/u/<your username>/preferences/interface.

8 Likes

Thanks! This will save my eyes! :nerd_face: Now I can take these off. :sunglasses:

2 Likes

Thank you for that theme @jsha! :partying_face:

1 Like