Interested in installing NodeBB? There has always been a latent demand for free forum software – oftentimes, monetary investment in a solution does not make sense for communities just starting out, or smaller enthusiast forums.
At the same time, community leaders often don't have the technical know-how to install software such as NodeBB, especially when the steps require use of the command line. It often becomes an instant no-go for some evaluations of the software. In reality, the use of the command line is minimal, and this guide aims to be used as a reference for installing NodeBB, and making it accessible to even those with minimal-to-no background knowledge with the bash shell. (If you don't know what the bash shell is – perfect! This guide is for you.)
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