You need to upgrade to latest nodebb for the latest recent cards plugin. If you want to stay on 1.14.3 downgrade recent cards to 1.0.13
Custom homepage plugin not working
This plugin not working https://github.com/Insiderto/nodebb-plugin-custom-homepage#readme
Tommy Vercetti, is that you? I'm actually literally installing Vice City right now, what are the odds.
Anyway -- custom homepage is deprecated, use custom pages plugin instead, create the page you want, and then set it as homepage in the homepage settings in the ACP.
There's a non-zero chance custom pages doesn't work in latest master, but should be fine in 1.10.2.