Plugins and Themes not loading

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  • I've just installed a fresh NodeBB on a DigitalOcean box. My issue is when selecting a theme in Appearance > Themes and restarting NodeBB everything seems to work. However, the theme does not actually load. Homepage remains unchanged but everything seems to work on the frontend. When checking Plugins > [theme] to change options for the theme, however, I get a 404. So far i've gottan 404s on:

    No errors occur on NodeBB startup. While in ./nodebb dev an error occurs after trying to load Plugins > [theme]

    Error: Failed to lookup view "admin/plugins/lavender" in views directory "/opt/nodebb/build/public/templates"
        at EventEmitter.render (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/express/lib/application.js:580:17)
        at ServerResponse.render (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/express/lib/response.js:966:7)
        at content (/opt/nodebb/src/middleware/render.js:70:15)
        at /opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:718:13
        at async.forEachOf.async.eachOf (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:233:13)
        at _parallel (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:717:9)
        at Object.async.parallel (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:731:9)
        at async.waterfall.str (/opt/nodebb/src/middleware/render.js:65:12)
        at fn (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:746:34)
        at /opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:1213:16
        at /opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:166:37
        at /opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:706:43
        at /opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:167:37
        at Immediate.<anonymous> (/opt/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:1206:34)
        at runCallback (timers.js:666:20)
        at tryOnImmediate (timers.js:639:5)

    My setup is running Mongo and Redis and I followed the instructions from so other than the server name and directories for nodebb in my nodebb.conf everything is copied and pasted.

    Same issue occurs when running sudo ./nodebb start and accessing the site with the port# with nginx stopped.

    Any tips on locating the source of this issue would be greatly appreciated.

  • @insuusvenerati

    Just as a test I renamed config.json and ran sudo ./nodebb stetup again resulting in a default config. The issue does not occur there at all. Seems like it could be caused by redis somehow.

  • Well I deleted the new config and reloaded the old one and everything appears to be working. Something done during setup must have gone wrong.

  • Ok so now the issue is happening with Plugins. Same 404 error. Any ideas?

    Edit: Nginx Errors showing up

    2017/04/11 00:36:09 [error] 18084#18084: *1080 connect() failed (111: Connection refused) while connecting to upstream, client: [redacted], server: [redacted], request: "GET /api/admin/advanced/errors?_=1491870531143 HTTP/1.1",$

  • What is your config.json and nginx config? Also, can you just replace your URL with instead of redacting it altogether? Sometimes that's the issue. Thanks.

  • @PitaJ

    Sorry about that. I was having a hard time figuring out how to get those two but I just scp'd them to my local machine. Here they are. Also, the client in that log snippet is my personal IP address and the server is my website address.

  • Hmm. I don't see anything wrong there. Are there any more errors in the nodebb log?

  • @insuusvenerati try running ./nodebb build and then start NodeBB

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