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Installing Soapbox on Pleroma

This guide is a step-by-step guide for installing Soapbox. These instructions assume that you're using a fresh, new VPS powered by a Debian-based OS such as Ubuntu.

Install Pleroma

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

Install Soapbox

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

First, ssh into the server and download a .zip of the latest build: curl -O

Then unpack it into Pleroma's instance directory: busybox unzip -o -d /opt/pleroma/instance/static

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

For OTP releases, unpack to /var/lib/pleroma instead.