I suppose one could forego the config.json file completely and use environment variables to configure their NodeBB. The properties are the same.
url=http://localhost:4567 database=redis node app.js etc...
We ended up building a widget system similar to WordPress. Drag and drop stuff in the ACP, more here https://blog.nodebb.org/widgets-system/
Man you've been gone for a long time huh? Better read the rest of the blog too
Like 4-5 months, maybe a little more?
Hitting the blog now like a freight train. Got some Helloween cranking and scrolling through the domain list in another window.
Might be time to get dirty with NodeBB since nobody else has.