So I just built a quick VM locally and followed the guides I mentioned above. Did nothing differently except I didn't install php and apache before and start ripping things out. It works flawlessly. I can only imagine at this point its something with my server and I think I may just wipe it and start clean, using nginx only instead of apache.
Thanks for looking at this stuff guys - I appreciate it.
Edit - welp, it works great now. Probably has this whole time. The URL I was using to hit the forums was set to be x.x.132.x, it had to be x.x.135.x. Hey, at least I learned a TON about nodebb and nginx I'll take it.
@yariplus said in Normal users are able to "feature" topics.:
You seem to have installed either featured-topics-extended or featured-threads. Neither of these is included in the default package.
This appears to be a bug, since the option should not appear for non-moderators. However, the buttons do not actually work.
As for broken links, I tested my plugin featured-topics-extended and all links are working. The plugin featured-threads is broken however.
Damn I keep forgetting to turn on the "Watch topics you create" option so I keep missing replies on here. Sorry about that!
Thank you very much for the response, I just figured that out today actually. I had both installed still so I thought that all "featured topics" plugins were broken on my forums, after I disabled the other one yours worked.
P.S. (Not sure if it's a new feature but I didn't see it at first) But I love the featured topic cards. That's exactly what I was looking for when I first joined these support forums. Keep up the good work!
P.S.S. If you ever need any testing grounds or anything on a large scale for your plugins, our forums got almost 13,000 registered users in under two weeks and we expect it to continue to grow.