I may just be mentally challenged but I've not been able to successfully upgrade nodebb once. Every time I've had to back the directory up, redownload from git, reinstall everything and then modify all the tpl files I made changes in and then copy over the plugins.
Even the little minor commits you guys do, typically I'll do:
Though I think it's worth mentioning that after I noticed this never worked for me, I even tried updating it without stashing. Just a straight up git pull, npm install, npm update and nodebb still wouldn't start for me.
Every time I do the above, my install breaks and I have to re-download everything and start from scratch even though I modify like the header.tpl, footer.tpl and before there was the option for the social links I was editing those out.
If I'm missing something obvious here if someone could point me in the right direction that'd be great.