Installing Soapbox

1. Install Pleroma

Follow the instructions to install Pleroma on a fresh VPS. We recommend using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Install Pleroma

2. Install soapbox-fe

The Soapbox frontend is the main component of Soapbox. Once you've installed Pleroma, installing soapbox-fe is a breeze.

2.1 Fetch the latest build

curl -L https://gitlab.com/soapbox-pub/soapbox-fe/-/jobs/artifacts/v0.9/download?job=build-production -o soapbox-fe.zip

2.2. Unpack

busybox unzip soapbox-fe.zip -o -d /opt/pleroma/instance

That's it! 🎉 soapbox-fe is installed. The change will take effect immediately, just refresh your browser tab. It's not necessary to restart the Pleroma service.

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