Add Details About You, and Personalize your Profile Page

Unfortunately, some of the settings that we had in phpBB could not be copied over to Discourse, this includes fields such as your YouTube username, Instagram, etc… You can reset them here, as well as choose to add more details if you’d like! You can do it however you see fit, and we can always add more fields in the future.

  1. Head to your preferences

  2. Select the “Profile” tab on the left hand side

  3. On the profile page, feel free to input as many fields you would like!

  4. You can upload a profile header and user card background. The profile header shows up on your page, the User Card shows up when people hover over your name. You can make two separate ones, or use the same picture:
    Screen Shot 2021-02-18 at 7.21.50 PM

  5. Finally, you can set a “Featured Topic” which will show up on your user card, and on your profile. You can set this at any time.
    Screen Shot 2021-02-18 at 7.22.59 PM

And that’s it! Now here’s how it shows up to everyone else:

You might have to play with it a bit… As you can see, the Rick Astley in the profile is a bit off. I recommend you crop the images to line them up where you need them to be. Try to get your focal point to the center of the image, and Discourse recommends a width for each picture there on the page to upload them.