You should create a test environment locally with v1.7.0 and test the plugins with it.
I've had trouble in the past trying to contribute to projects in Github because while I am working on code in my forked project, they make updates and I am unable to find an easy way to update my repo with their latest code additions.
Does anyone have any idea on how to actually do this?
Yes, when you check out your forked repo to your local fs, also add the upstream remote as well:
$ git remote add upstream https://github.com/designcreateplay/NodeBB.git
Then if you want to merge upstream changes in:
$ git fetch upstream # Pull latest changes from our repo $ git checkout master # Switch to your branch (if you haven't already) $ git merge upstream/master