New: Announcing Soapbox FE v1.0

Installing Soapbox

1. Install Pleroma

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

Install Pleroma

If you followed the directions for installing on Linux with OTP Releases, create the following symlink in the pleroma user's home:

su pleroma -s $SHELL -lc "ln -s /var/lib/pleroma /opt/pleroma/instance"

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/v1.0.0/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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