Move VB to Discourse (Under TOR network)


I would like to move my forum (VB) to (Discourse) and make some special plugins under TOR Network.

My forum has 10k users, 20k threads, and i need to have bitcoin payment inside the Discourse, please post your offer in PM.


Still valid and looking !

Does VB mean VBulletin?
What kind of TOR functionality are you looking for?

I can help with migration but I’m not a plugin developer. Discourse has some TOR functionality built in:

discourse_docker/web.onion.template.yml at main · discourse/discourse_docker · GitHub

feel free to reach out to me at and we can discuss.


Hi. Sharma.
I want to same function also.

  1. I installed Discourse on Docker(standard install).

  2. append web.onion.template.yml to app.yml in containers directory.

before web.ssl.template.yml.

set DISCOURSE_ONION env variable *********.onion and rebuild app.

  1. after build, ./launcher enter app and sudo apt-get upgrade&sudo apt-get install nano & sudo apt-get install tor

  2. edit /etc/tor/torrc and uncomment hidden service dir and port.

HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/
HiddenServicePort 80

  1. run tor.
  • not work.

  • I checked the tor.service file then it looks like run /bin/true file.

  1. check /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname and got .onion address.

  2. close tor.

  3. edit onion.conf and replace ***************.onion to the new onion address.

  4. run tor again.

  5. tried to connect the .onion address. orinal https url works well but .onion address make not found error.

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