Right now I don't believe this functionality exists for the plugin. However you can definitely post a reply to that issue to show your interest in it Then when the issue gets closed you will be notified.
Everything is working now after fixing Problem 4 and configuring from IP to domain name.
I was attempting to get nodebb working on strictly the IP address. However, I was able to get the domain linked by utilizing Custome Resource Records settings of:
Name / Type / TTL / DATA
@ / A / 1h / xx.xxx.xx.xx
* / A / 1h / xx.xxx.xx.xx
Then, I simply changed my ip address to the domain and now everything is working perfectly. I am not sure why, though.
Plugin config issue.
Default setting was to display posts from 'Registered Users Only'... meaning I couldn't see the cards for topics I had created.
Weird though... should have been a couple of cards from other users, but they didn't display until I changed that setting.