Problems with chat

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  • Hi everyone! I’m new here, but I’m setting up a forum for a new community and I’m having some difficulty with the chat.
    We’re trying to completely drop Facebook, and so we were wondering whether we could use NodeBB’s inbuilt chat features to create a group chat for moderators (right now we’re using FB messenger). I’ve been trying out our installation but it doesn’t let me create chat rooms for more people (or at least I haven’t found the option yet).
    Also, can we connect to Nodebb chat from clients like Pidgin?

    Thank you!

  • You can add more people to a chat room by hitting the gear, then manage chat room, then you search for other users to add.

    It's also a planned feature to be able to add groups to chats.

  • @PitaJ Perfect! Thank you. Couldn’t find the option 😅
    Regarding the chat client, is it possible to connect to it through Pidgin or other chat clients? If not, is it possible to connect NodeBB’s chat to a different service?
    Thanks again!!

  • @diego well, anything is possible. Currently that functionality is not built into NodeBB, nor is there a plugin that provides it that I know of.

    It's probably possible to create a plugin for that, but it wouldn't be simple.

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    I am vision impaired and use a screen reader so maybe it is just an accessibility issue.

    I have just signed up for the hosted demo and looking into different solutions for a forum such as NodeBB, Muut, Vbulletin etc.

    I am trying to install a new plugin and get to the page where you can search for plugins under the admin menu.

    There is no labelled search button so I type in a search phrase such as "question answer" without the quotes as I want to check out the question and answer plugin. I then hit enter to presumably submit the search request.

    The page refreshes but no plugins are shown.

    Am I doing the search process incorrectly or is adding plugins banned in the demo perhaps,


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    @pichalite Thanks buddy

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    I'm doing a git commit.

    I have a request if else in the helpers.js

    if (category.bgColor) { style.push ('background-color:' + category.bgColor); } else { console.log ('no bgColor'); }

    that will not do.

    but perhaps a negative query

    if (! category.bgColor || category.bgColor == NULL) { // Console.log ('no bgColor'); style.push ('background-color: #fff'); } else { style.push ('background-color:' + category.bgColor); }

    I tried only the first variant.

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    glad to hear, great. 🙂

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    In the end, here are the only changes (to the original theme) I did to successfully achieve what I wanted without bug:

    Change container to container-fluid in header.tpl to set the "default" format to fluid. For each page that I want to be non-fluid, wrap the whole ***.tpl into a <div class="container"></div>.
    For example I did this for category.tpl, topic.tpl, register.tpl and login.tpl.

    It works.