I am really eager to know if there is a comprehensive step by step guide available for discourse installation possibly with illustrations, including email and domain setup for beginners and, who have somewhat basic knowledge of command line?
Google and youtube instructions seems to be outdated and not 100% complete, so far in my search of it!
Any contribution from an expert would be highly appreciated and it helps in the growth of discourse community vastly, there are a lot of people out there who are impressed with the overview but still struggling to find accurate instructions.
I have gone through it, the email configuration and domain setup part is bit abbreviated, it would have been much appreciated if it had been there with more pictorial illustration especially for the email and domain setup part!
Aside from what Jay is saying, you really shouldn’t be doing anything significant via the console; SSH into the system instead. That will also make it much easier to, e.g., paste in account credentials from mailgun.
Hello @Earlie, I was facing the same problem using the console of DigitalOcean but yet there was no significant solution of this problem. Anyway, I would suggest you to install Discourse through PuTTY. Vertical bar “|” and small then sign “<” problem resolves there. Find some tutorial on youtube to use PuTTY. Its easier then using console on DigitalOcean.
Checkout my same question here, How to install Discourse on $5 Droplet on DigitalOcean
I get it right now, but another issue is there so no documentation available anywhere here on youtube or anywhere else with complete, updated and accurate instructions, some command work and some end up with error!
No I disagree. Its a simple set of steps if you know some basic linux shell commands. Otherwise, you could get it set up by a professional by posting your requirements on marketplace or @pfaffman could help you out with it for a fee.
yes I do know.
Point is I do not know it deep, but fair enough to execute given commands.
Still I would say, there should be bit more comprehensive and accurate documentation on this topic, far better if with illustrations.
So why don’t you pay someone to create those super detailed instructions? OR when you are finally done installing this amazing FREE software, give back by improving the documentation to your standards?
One point to note here is that parts of this stuff is complicated and a general prior knowledge of at least Linux command line is useful as @fzngagan suggests.
Another is there are several blocks of things. The Discourse team doesn’t look after email services, DNS or Amazon buckets, for example.
All that said, if you want to go ahead, be patient and if you ask very specific questions you can almost always get help from the community but you will need to be patient.