@julian Right, I understand. It just makes it difficult to migrate from a more traditional forum like phpBB (which is the most, or perhaps second-most, used forum software today). I think making it easier to migrate from phpBB's format could only help nodeBB gain more ground 🙂 Here is the github issue I opened a couple weeks ago. It was closed, though I hope we can reopen it. I'm more than willing to contribute. Let me know if there's anything I can do.lots0logs created this issue in NodeBB/NodeBB closed Posts from child categories are not shown on the home page. #2549
Initial Site Load Doesn't Show Widgets/Background Image
I'm new to the forum here but have been playing around with the forum software and love it so far, even with the bugs it brings here and there So right now I have an issue where I load the site, and the background image does not appear (which is coded in the admin settings), the categories do not stack correctly and the widgets are missing. This is only on the first load, as soon as you press the site logo everything get's fixed.
I'm not sure if this is a bug with Lavender or a bug with NodeBB, but any help would be greatly appreciated!
Make sure both themes are up to date. On initial load, look in firebug for the css of your background.
Does it work on initial if you go into a category then click your logo again?
Best bet would be to disable plugins one by one until you find the culprit, or disable them all and re-activate one-by-one until you find the culprit.
@julian I've tried disabling all of them and that doesn't work either
@baris Guess that should have been the obvious, and yeah, we had some code that would auto generate a background for users. Disabling that did fix it. I really appreciate the help, feel kind of stupid now lol. Besides that being fixed now we still have an ongoing issue with plugins not working like emoji's, shoutbox, and so on. And words of advice on that?