State of available plugins



  • I've noticed a lot of plugins here in this forum and on GitHub haven't seen any love in quite some time. Are they all still working or are they abandoned/on hold?


  • Global Moderator

    As with any open system, some projects will be abandoned due to lack of interest of available free time from the developer in charge. If you see a plugin that doesn't appear to have recent activity and which doesn't work on newer versions of NodeBB, then most likely it is abandoned. The only way to find out if a plugin works is to test it yourself at this point, though I believe a thing is planned that will automatically check plugins for failures to run for each new release of NodeBB, and would notify the respective maintainer(s) of that incompatibility.


  • Gamers

    @PitaJ said in State of available plugins:

    As with any open system, some projects will be abandoned due to lack of interest of available free time from the developer in charge. If you see a plugin that doesn't appear to have recent activity and which doesn't work on newer versions of NodeBB, then most likely it is abandoned. The only way to find out if a plugin works is to test it yourself at this point, though I believe a thing is planned that will automatically check plugins for failures to run for each new release of NodeBB, and would notify the respective maintainer(s) of that incompatibility.

    Lets say an old plugin crashes nodebb ... How do we manually uninstall that plugin?



  • I'm curious as well. I asked because just 'testing" them seems kind of unsafe (being brand new to node.js and "modern" databases) and has caused me to have to reinstall a few times due to not knowing how to scrub them out by hand.


  • Global Moderator

    @Apple-Pro disable all plugins with

    ./nodebb reset
    

    Or just one specific one with

    ./nodebb reset plugin="nodebb-plugin-im-broken"
    

    And then you can remove them completely if you choose.


  • Gamers

    @PitaJ said in State of available plugins:

    @Apple-Pro disable all plugins with

    ./nodebb reset
    

    Or just one specific one with

    ./nodebb reset plugin="nodebb-plugin-im-broken"
    

    And then you can remove them completely if you choose.

    Thanks


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @PitaJ said in State of available plugins:

    ./nodebb reset plugin="nodebb-plugin-im-broken"

    that's not how you disable a plugin...

    ./nodebb reset -p nodebb-plugin-im-broken


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