I thank Forem.dev and dev.to the community for making forem open source. Finally, we have managed to install this incredible piece of application in our environment.
Our forem instance is hosted and live on https://unelma.dev
In summary, we have encountered a bunch of issues during installation. First, of course, getting some familiarity with Ruby is a must since the application is built on it. But there is still a lot to learn, so taking one step at a time.
Feel free to look into our live Forem instance and provide us feedback
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Hello @tespok !
We've noticed that your podcasts (unelma.dev/pod) are using image that are generally used in our test and development environment. Did you happen to choose those images on purpose or perhaps your rail environment wasn't configured to
It is a
developmentversion; you can confirm it by visiting this: unelma.dev/admin
In case, if the hosted Forem is a
productionversion it should retrive a 404 error, similar to this: app.leewardslope.com/admin
Even though this comparison is vauge, I found this as a quicker way to identify the deployment method.
Yes, you are right..
Yes, it is still in development. How to change to production mode?
@tespok can you tell me which instruction did you follow to get your own selfhost set up? and who is your cloud provider?
but as a sidenote, you can generally change this via environment variable.
Yes, I know through .env file but the problem is whenever I switch that it throws me following error message:
then I tried running
bundle exec rails webpacker:installbut does not seem to resolve the issue
bin/webpack-dev-serveris a development-only tool. When app runs on production you don't need to run it.
Okay, but it throws error like before when changing the .env variable from development to production
Can you please elaborate on which cloud provider you chose? did you go down the selfhost documentation? or did you tried hosting via your own methods?
can you please open source this for me, i want to build my own application :)
Hey @ashishsarout , @tespok is sharing the Forem they have installed from this GitHub repo.
We recommend you check out Self Host: Quick Start in Depth to begin your open source journey with Forem.
Thank you so much :)
amazing work dude 🧑🏻💻