is NodeBB "rendering-and-writing" the "ajaxified" pages for the crawlers to read?
@bentael -- no way, I made the decision early on not to do this because it is a drain on resources (how much, I did not test, as the alternatives were enticing enough)
Every link on NodeBB is accessible by direct link, and if you try viewing the source, you'll see the page content in <noscript> tags. I have heard arguments for and against this approach, but as we are being crawled properly by Google, it seems to be working just fine 🙂
Always open to suggestions for improvements, of course!
This is also the approach that Discourse has taken, btw.
or run node app --setup again and configure it. In general you would need to run NodeBB via sudo to gain access to port 80, and if you have something else listening to port 80 (ex. apache) this will not work. I know that @OutlawedOffroad recently managed to figure this out! 🙂
Still a work in progress. We fixed the issue then uncovered additional issues.. Once we complete it all and everything is aces I'm going to ask server support for a rundown of what they did since a lot of trial and error. Hopefully populate that Wiki link that goes nowhere with some info.
Initially, we kicked around the idea of supporting multiple categories per topic (so, more like a "tagging" approach, as opposed to categories).
In the end, we felt that having a "middle-ground" between statically defined categories and user-defined tags was not a proper compromise (since it ended up not being greater than the sum of its parts), so we stuck with static categories.
There's an ongoing issue right now with plugins not being "ajaxified" in the admin panel. "Ajaxifying" is our pet name for our shorthand method that loads pages in NodeBB (since it is a one-page application, it doesn't truly do a page reload when you click links).
Give it a try, if you'd like:
Open up your console (hit F12), and navigate to the console tab, if it is not open already
Type in ajaxify.go('users/online') ;
Also, it looks like I found a bug with the Skype Emoji -- darnit.
Hi @sbdubz, our indiegogo campaign was over in August. We do have some unit tests but they do not cover the whole codebase yet. With that said NodeBB is already pretty stable and we usually get onto bugs that crop up within the same day.