OP has decided to stick with NodeBB with some minor modifications to the home page as per screenshot.
@thesimon Thanks for the link to IPB, I'm sure it's a great platform.
When i receive email from the forum that i setup, the URL always leads to localhost instead of the sites URL.. I Checked the nodebb config file and the url is set correctly.
Do i need to manually enter the url in all of the templates?
Have you restarted your NodeBB?
config.json, just to be safe
"url": "http://tscone.mydomain.com", "port": "4567", "secret": "mysecret", "database": "mongo",
Never mind.. i had restarted and reloaded (from the admin interface) my nodebb hundreds of times while playing with plugins and it always showed local host. I just rebooted the entire server and now its showing the correct url - im not sure what was going on but it works now. Thanks
Glad to hear it's working out now