Or perhaps there is some way to specify which theme to use when starting the NodeBB server? I can't see a way to do this in the config.json file. Can it be changed on the command line? I'm starting it on Heroku by just running the app.js:node app.js
UNSOLVED How can I preview my custom themes while editing?
Jim Bridger last edited by Jim Bridger
I want to edit my theme and customize it, but in order to do so you have to restart the forum every time you make a change, which makes it extremely hard to visualize and work on it.
If you just add custom css on top through the admin panel, it automatically saves and updates the page in a few seconds. But with a custom theme it takes like 30 seconds at least for every change, which is terrible for development.
Please tell me there's some method I can use to visualize my theme changes faster.
We recommend you use
frontgrunt which will rebuild only the assets that changed and restart automatically.
You can also use your browser developer tools to apply new CSS styles or modify existing ones, though you'll still need to persist those changes into code manually.
Jim Bridger last edited by
@pitaj did you mean "grunt"?
Yes he meant grunt