Helping out the NodeBB Project

NodeBB is an open source project, and will forever remain free. Here’s a number of ways you can help us, even if you aren’t a programmer.

  • Like and share our content on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter and perhaps tweet #NodeBB is most awesome forum software @NodeBB
  • Update our wiki! ;) We need everything from development/design tutorials to user friendly how-to guides.
  • Tell everybody about NodeBB, including your grandma and her cats.
  • Submit a pull request, or two, or three..
  • Build a new theme
  • Write a plugin
  • Keep the link back to us on the footer of your own NodeBB :)
  • Blog about us! Give the gift of SEO juice this Christmas
  • Help Translate NodeBB - It’s a really simple translation tool and you don’t need to know how to code.
  • Join our community and give us a hard time about bugs and missing features

Translating NodeBB to another language

NodeBB uses Transifex, which is a user friendly visual tool which allows any individual to translate text into a language of their choice. You don’t need to be a programmer to do this, so what are you waiting for? Join the translation team now :)

Writing Documentation

These docs were written using Sphinx and published using

You can edit these docs directly on GitHub, or by clicking on “View page source” on the top right of any page.

If you wish, you can clone the repository and compile the documentation yourself. Check out the Getting Started section for more info on how to accomplish the latter.

Documentation are auto-compiled and pushed to after every commit.