I'm new with nodebb, i suppose i did some mistake using ./nodebb upgrade and git pull combined, i've make a fresh install and it work. Anyway i've just switched to release and begin to work with plugin and child theme.
It gets messy when you try to hack it this way. I was attempting to remove the sidebar code from home.tpl, then copy it to <div class="col-xs-3">//sidebar content</div> infooter.tpl, but it does not work very well. The best approach would be to require a sidebar.tpl.