• Once the outdated incompatible plugins are filtered out, it should mean less people running into problems. I'm not familiar with npm but would think there is a version compatibility so any plugin set to lower than say 0.5.2 does not get installed?


  • @peter Pretty much, a plugin developer would do something along the lines of "compatibility": "~0.5.2" or a range between the two versions, but then it's down to the developer to make sure they update the plugin.json file with the latest version number, otherwise you'd end up with running for example 0.6.0, then doing the Wordpress approach of "this plugin hasn't been tested with this version". So it goes down to the admin to decide if they want to either disable it, or test it. Unless there's a strict breaking change (these will happen less and less often) plugins should continue to work just fine through version updates.


  • Actually my suggestion was that nodebb does not have to depend on other plugins, its pretty much standalone as of now, it has all features right from start, except SSO, but that's official plugins. So they don't have to link to npm database. That us the easiest solution, they can just focus on core development that way and do not have to worry about plugins.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    Extensibility is at the core of NodeBB, and it allows us to stay lean and focus on keeping the core as minimal as possible. Install third-party plugins so you can build the forum you want.

    If we decided to build everything into NodeBB from the start, it would be a 20 GB download, and you wouldn't use 90% of the features!

    Plugin incompatibility is an ongoing concern, and something we are looking to combat this month/next


  • This is a really cool project BUT...

    It should just install itself and set up my server for me and think of a neat forum idea and implement it for me and go out and get users for me and rub me down with hot oils every night before bed...but it doesn't so keep it up fellas and let me know when it does...

    Oh and it has to stay FREE, but generate about $10k/month in google ad revenue for me...I might even be willing to settle for $9k/month, but it would have to provide the hot oil rubs for both morning and night in that instance and be lavender scented...


  • -_- how about it makes bed coffee for you as well.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    I'd settle for it doing the dishes 😄

  • Swedes

    I need to migrate alot of information from my other forums running phpbb 3.1.x

  • Plugin & Theme Dev Anime Lovers GNU/Linux

    So, 5 months later... after reading these comments, NodeBB has come a long way in such a short period of time. I would definitely reconsider and recommend using NodeBB as the number one forum platform for your community.

  • Swedes

    Yeah, It looks promising but i have a lot to figure out. Maybe i test it on my next new project 😄

    I love this new theme, clean and fresh as it should be 😉

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