This is already reported here https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues/5208
I have a NodeBB 0.4.3 installation. Experimented with a few widgets, but finally settled for Shoutbox, Recent Topics and Stats.
Still, it is not working as it should.
Widgets do not appear for Guest users.
Shoutbox entries only display on the frontpage. On category pages, the Shoutbox simply remains empty -- and nothing happens when you enter something. It is as if the Send button is not connected to anything.
I really want problem 1 solved
@Scriptdude Is the "Hide from Anonymous user" option unchecked in all of your widgets?
Yes they are.
De-activated them, uninstalled and reinstalled them. Installed straight from Github and everything.
Can confirm. But only with the shoutbox, doesn't display until you're logged in.
Hmm... can you open the web inspector/firebug as guest, refresh, and see if there are any error logged?