That makes no sense 🤔 The search plugin has nothing to do with themes or skins. Do you have any errors in your logs after you disable the plugin and restart the forum? What about when you run ./nodebb build and restart is everything working after that?
@Joykiller Not sure if you're around anymore but I thought I'd respond anyway.
The problem with maintaining a plugin and theme directory is the maintenance aspect. We simply don't have the time to make sure everything is compatible, especially since every plugin created is a community contribution.
So we automate. We rely on plugin developers to report plugin compatibility, and serve only those plugins that are marked compatible. There is one downside, however, and that is plugins will quickly disappear in successive revisions of NodeBB unless the authors keep them up to date.
So there's definitely space for crowdsourcing as well. If a plugin is not marked compatible by the developer directly, multiple reports of compatibility by the plugin users should also count, and if enough votes come in, then the plugin should automatically be reintroduced.
☝ that part isn't in yet, but it's on the wish list.
Had a few slight problems getting this working. It crashed my forum and my blog, which reside on separate servers. I'm running NodeBB 0.7.0-dev with a new Wordpress install.
I installed the plugin and followed the guide on how to set it up. So all was working. I posted a blog article to test the comments engine (using forum plugin), and when I clicked the button under the article to send the article to the forum, it produced an error, which said I either had to be a member of publishers group or admin to post. I was logged into NodeBB as admin, and Wordpress too.
My forum started grinding to a halt, throwing up 502 errors in the process.
My blog collapsed and is currently sitting with a "Error establishing a database connection" notice. It's still like this, and i'll repair that when I get the chance.
The strangest aspect however is that the blog DID post to the forum. 32,800 times, no less! You can see the topic here - I set up a category for the blog articles to be posted to.
I realise to get a further insight i'll have to look into the error logs which I intend to do, but can anyone help? I've since removed the blog's server from DNS so it's no longer visitable through links and the forum is back to being the homepage.