First, install the following programs:
You may have to restart your computer.
Start Redis Server and leave the command window that it starts in open
The default location of Redis Server is
Open Git Shell, and type the following commands. Clone NodeBB repo:
git clone -b v1.x.x https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git
To track the latest weekly build of NodeBB, substitute weekly in place of v1.x.x
Run interactive installation:
node app.js --setup
You may leave all of the options as default.
And you’re done! After the installation, run
and leave the window open.
You can visit your forum at
Developing on Windows¶
It’s a bit of a pain to shutdown and restart NodeBB everytime you make changes. First install supervisor:
npm install -g supervisor
Open up bash:
And run NodeBB on “watch” mode:
It will launch NodeBB in development mode, and watch files that change and automatically restart your forum.