@rod said in Saving Plugins Locally?:
I am running an old version of NodeBB. I’ve tried to upgrade a few times but a few of the plugins I use don’t work as expected in the newer versions.
To protect myself from a problem if old versions of plugins are removed from the npm repositories is there a way to save the plugins locally? I ran into this problem when I moved my forum to a new hosting server, one of the plugins I use couldn’t find a specific version my forum previously had installed. Fortunately a slightly newer yet still old version did work successfully.
for a similar reason, we have created a GitHub page for our forum, when we like a plugin too much or if we think the developer who created this will not maintain it anymore, we "fork" the project to our GitHub page. Then, you can successfully install this plugin using the URL of the GitHub project.
And of course, the plugin will not be deleted from your page unless you delete it.