Since launching 16chan I’ve had several users and imageboard administrators reach out to me on how to add mobile app support to their LynxChan based imageboard. For those unfamiliar, DashChan is a modular imageboard browsing app. Support for imageboards is enabled by downloading the appropriate extension, thus in order to get support for your imageboard, you will have to create a APK that can be added to the DashChan app.
Greetings Anons, this is the first update regarding 16chan’s development path. As some of you may or may not know, LynxChan is getting an update to version 2.3.0 (we are currently on 2.2.X) and with it will come several changes, most of which are targeted at updated administrative tools, and ease of use for administrators. That being said, I am using this as an oppurtunity to finally hammer out many of the bugs, and changes users have requested.
This is a comprehensive guide on setting up the LynxChan imageboard engine for the absolute layman, along with various additional necessities that come with hosting an imageboard. When I was first initially starting 16chan I found that there were very few guides that existed at the time, and I feel that this guide can save many users a tremendous amount of time. Please note: For this guide I will be using Namecheap as my domain registrar, and DigitalOcean as my VPS, the steps used in setting up your imageboard might vary slightly if you use a different domain registrar or VPS.