The forums will request to be updated on regular basis. They do this in 2 ways:

  • In the admin panel (click your avatar -> click your name -> preferences -> admin)
  • In an email to administrator@freeside.co.uk

You can update them through the Web UI, but it sometimes errors and / or crashes in the middle of updating, which is a bad thing. The better way to do it is through the command line.

Step 1

SSH into fs-docker (see the https://forums.freeside.co.uk/t/server-infrastructure/103 post for more info)

Step 2

Run the following commands:

cd /var/discourse
sudo git pull
sudo ./launcher rebuild app

This should bring the forums up-to-date - even if a previous attempt (e.g. through the web interface) crashed and left it in an inconsistent state.

Don’t forget to test it and make sure it works. It might take a moment for it to load the page for the first time after an update, too.