Fresh installation seemingly broken

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  • I just recently installed NodeBB on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS.

    My configuration is below,

        "url": "",
        "secret": "#",
        "database": "redis",
        "port": "4567",
        "redis": {
            "host": "",
            "port": 6379,
            "password": "#",
            "database": 0

    Here is what I'm seeing,

    alt text

    I was originally running the site with Nginx and a reverse proxy, but after having these issues I stopped Nginx and updated the configuration to try and see if Nginx was the issue.

    When I use Ctrl-F5 (or just F5) to reload the page everything shows up as working properly, but when I use the navbar to navigate the website I experience the issue you see above. Using inspect element the style tags appear to be empty. Also, when I log into my account the pages show as completely empty.

    I've never experienced this issue before. I'm wondering if this is a filesystem permission issue. At this point I don't know what to do.

    Any ideas?

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    @PitaJ I finally got back to this... Well, that seems to have helped. The forum is up as 1.12.1.

    I see at least one plugin in that is spewing errors on the console (in ./nodebb dev mode) so I will need to disable that one.

    Big thing I see is that this does not seem to work any longer:

    $(window).on('action:ajaxify.contentLoaded', function(ev, data) { firePiwik(data); });

    Has action:ajaxify.contentLoaded this changed?

    Thanks for all of the help thus far, and over the years!

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    Hi there

    Currently, my landing page is hosted on firebase
    the domain is
    Like to ask if it would be possible to install nodebb on on another digital ocean server?

    I am able to have nodebb up and running on a subdomain.

    My thinking if that it is not possible because they are located in different servers. If this is the case, I should be moving out from firebase. Am I right on this?


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    @jarko You can check out the latest master branch to get those changes. It's still technically v1.5.1.

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    @JaredBusch said:

    A quick firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=4567/tcp --permanent and firewall-cmd --reload later
    And there we go.

    Thanks @rbeer for the information about nodejs versions. I did not see the indicator that you did obviously.

    Very nice! Glad to see it working now. 👍
    And, don't you worry! I was tearing my hair out for about an hour, when I stumbled upon that error some weeks ago. 🙂

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    If you install mongo via apt, I believe it is mongod, but via the 10gen repository, it is mongodb