the issues honestly are having little to no coding experience, and not knowing where commas and brackets go. Luckily, someone helped fixed my config file.
I also ran into an issue with installing the modules. I did not realize at first that after you git clone the module you have to go into the module directory and run npm install command. After reading into it, it was a very simple fix.
Most of my issues were from inexperience and being overwhelmed.