@baris I found what causes trouble.
I switched from Lavender to an other theme, and it works...
I tested all others themes, the problem comes from Lavender.
Thanks for helping me 👍 💋
yes! I am using exactly what was written in config.json
Only problem is trying to login to my administrator account..It keeps prompting "Login Unsuccessful Invalid login credentials error" with the login/password I stated in the config.json file.
You don't specify the admin username and password in the config.json file. The ones in the config.json file are only for the database access. The ones for admin user were specified separately when you ran
We were unable to log you in, likely due to an expired session. Please try again
i reinstalled and made sure to set up the Administrator account:
Administrator username Admin
Administrator email address .....gmail.com
Creating welcome post!
Enabling default plugins
9/9 05:12:39  - info: [install/defaultPlugins] customDefaults
9/9 05:12:39  - info: [install/enableDefaultPlugins] activating default plugins 0=nodebb-plugin-composer-default, 1=nodebb-plugin-markdown, 2=nodebb-plugin-mentions, 3=nodebb-widget-essentials, 4=nodebb-rewards-essentials, 5=nodebb-plugin-soundpack-default, 6=nodebb-plugin-emoji-extended, 7=nodebb-plugin-emoji-one
still no luck
Hit Ctrl-C to exit
9/9 05:13:33  - info: [plugins/emoji-one] Initial startup detected. Downloading emojione assets...
9/9 05:13:33  - info: Routes added
9/9 05:13:33  - info: NodeBB Ready
9/9 05:13:33  - info: Enabling 'trust proxy'
9/9 05:13:33  - info: NodeBB is now listening on: 0.0.0.0:6379
9/9 05:13:37  - info: [plugins/emoji-one] Emoji are ready.
9/9 05:14:15  - error: /login
invalid csrf token
9/9 05:14:40  - error: /login
invalid csrf token
just changed my config.json file from my webURL.com:6379 to localhost:6379
and somehow I am still able to access my webURL.com:6379 and able to log in to the account.. Although I am getting the "connection to nodebb is lost, attempting to reconnect" box on the right hand corner of the webpage.
I restarted and turned off terminal ect ect and still the same thing
Not sure if this is causing any issues or not but I cannot register as a new user either. It keeps throwing Registration Error . We are unable to log you in, likely due to an expired session. Please try again
9/9 06:02:31  - error: Error: listen EADDRINUSE 0.0.0.0:6379
at Object.exports._errnoException (util.js:1020:11)
at exports._exceptionWithHostPort (util.js:1043:20)
at Server._listen2 (net.js:1258:14)
at listen (net.js:1294:10)
at _combinedTickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:83:11)
at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:104:9)
9/9 06:02:31  - error: NodeBB address in use, exiting...
3 restarts in 10 seconds, most likely an error on startup. Halting.
EADDRINUSE means there's already a process using that port, probably another NodeBB instance that wasn't shut down. Look up "kill process on specific port" to figure out how to fix that. It sounds like you're having socket.io issues, most likely caused by setting the url in config.json to a different one (localhost) than the one at which you are accessing your site (webURL.com).
Also, try clearing cookies before logging in.
Also, that guide you are using is super old, I'd suggesting using the guide on our actual docs instead: