I need someone who can install a voting plugin

The main thing I am looking for is a plugin to allow users to vote on topics within the categories that I have. My forum is based on ideas, and I want the best ideas(the ones with the most votes) to be shown first.

After that, I want you to just make sure everything on the site is in good working order before I start getting a decent amount of users.

Thank you


The official one is here:

Just add it to your app.yml in ~/var/discourse/containers with say nano app.yml and rebuild as per

## Plugins go here
## see https://meta.discourse.org/t/19157 for details
    - exec:
        cd: $home/plugins
          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-voting

(don’t remove the existing git clone commands, just add this to the list on its own line)

return to ~/var/discourse and issue:

./launcher rebuild app



Thank you robert. I am pretty dumb when it comes to this stuff. Is there a github link that I can use?

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Here https://github.com/discourse/discourse-voting

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FYI, merefield provided the GitHub link for the plug-in in the app.yml code he provided:

          - git clone https://github.com/discourse/discourse-voting

If you don’t want to do it yourself as described above and have a budget, see https://www.literatecomputing.com/contact/ and I’ll help.


I would love to do it myself, but I’m not really sure that to do.

This is the message that I got when I tried to use that link.

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This is not how plugin installation works.
You’ll have to SSH into your server and follow the instructions provided here

Just add this repo to the app.yml file:

Then performing a rebuild should get that plugin installed.

If You really can’t figure it out, I can install it for you. Feel free to email me on bhanu@orng.co


It’s not a theme component. That interface is unsuitable for plugin installation. There is no web based UI for plugin installation. You have to do everything from the Linux command line. You need to use a terminal to log on via ssh:


Honestly, it would probably be way better if I just hired someone to do this. I need a discourse developer.


Most of the community here has previously advised you that this is a task that can be DIYed easily.

That said, if you really want to hire someone, make a new post in #marketplace


How do I SSH into my sever? Thats the only part I’m held up on.

I included a link above to explain how

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Is there some way to figure out what the server IP is?

How did you install Discourse? If you did a standard install, you would have needed to ssh to the server.

It should be the same as the hostname’s IP. Something like

ssh root@your.server.name

should work. If it doesn’t then you’ll need to get help from whoever set up your server. Or, if you used something like bitnami you can ask for help from them.

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I’m hosting with Communiteq (formerly DiscourseHosting)

Then you need to ask them to install the plugin. No one else can help you.

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If you’re on the Professional plan or higher, you can help yourself by going to Plugins in our control panel. That will allow you to install / remove the 20 most common plugins.


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