@Thadeusz-Lay coz they may not want to use your theme. Making it a plugin will enable anyone to use it with any theme. If you want to keep things simple and don't want to publish your theme with custom fields, then you can add the fields in the theme.
Trying to update to 1.16.2
I am trying to update to 1.16.2 and I got to the following step in the instructions:
git checkout v1.16.x
However I get this error:
bgc@server1:~/nodebb$ git checkout v1.16.x install/package.json: needs merge error: you need to resolve your current index first
Can you advise how I can get past this error?
I think I am having this because I edited some of the text in this file:
However at this point I don't care about those changes, I can always go back and fix them later, I just want to complete the upgrade and if I have to overwrite the email template file thats fine.
@dcook please share the output of