@dogs themes are plugins, so everything you suggested can also be done in their theme.
New Topic button does not generate textbox field - Lavender Theme
I am running the latest version of nodebb (v0.7.0) on my local (Mac) machine.
I recently updated to the latest Lavender theme and to my surprise the new topic button does not work anymore. Rather I am getting the below image below instead of the standard textbox field to fill in a new topic post.
I have tried resetting via
./nodebb reset plugin="nodebb-theme-lavender"but that does not seem to revert it back to the previous version. I tested it using the persona theme and the new topic button does work.
Any idea what is going on?
edit: log files indicate this:
6/7 15:13  - [33mwarn[39m: [plugins/nodebb-theme-lavender] This plugin may not be compatible with your version of NodeBB. This may cause unintended behaviour or crashing.
6/7 15:13  - [33mwarn[39m: [plugins/nodebb-theme-lavender] In the event of an unresponsive NodeBB caused by this plugin, run ./nodebb reset plugin="nodebb-theme-lavender"
If you are on latest core then you need nodebb-plugin-composer-default plugin for the composer.
Thank you very much, this seems to have done the trick