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How to add pages to vanilla 2?

DuaneDuane New
edited March 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Anyone know how to create internal pages with vanilla 2? I dont believe a plugin is NEEDED for this although it would be convient considering doesnt work


  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    You can do it through a plugin, or you can just create a simple application / controller and hammer out pages that way. I apologize that there's not better documentation for this. We're looking at hires right now who will be helping with documentation, and getting questions answered here on the forums.
  • @Mark u should strongly consider adding this feature into the final release
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    We are :)
  • @Mark
    if im not mistaken, the documentation portion of the site is using a wiki system for vanilla/garden, right? Will this be in the v2 final release also?

  • I would assume that if it's an app written for Garden, then it would be released, when it's ready, separately from Vanilla 2 (another app for garden).
  • @stash
    thanks for the reply. The whole naming conventions discussion, I hope gets addressed soon.
  • sweet, thanks

    so is the point of the master view "pagename/admin" .. is this because in the future of this plugin/app we will be able to edit the pages from the dashboard?

    And shouldn't this be a application, not a plugin? What if i only want to create and manage pages/content
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    The custom pages plugin is a stop-gap solution for people who need something right away. We have a basic version of a wiki/cms that we're using on our documentation area here at We will be working on it more down the road, but for now we're focused on finishing Vanilla 2.
  • thanks for the update.
  • Hi mark, can we start creating additional pages with vanilla in the new version now? Or is the solution still the custom pages plugin?

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Vanilla isn't a CMS, so we don't have that as a feature. You'd still need a custom plugin.

    Or, you could start a new discussion, close it, and then set a route in your Dashboard to do an Internal redirect from "/mypage" to the URL of the discussion (e.g. /discussion/1234/the-name-whatever). That's not a full page, per se, but a very easy way to put some content at a simple-to-type URL.

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    You can make other pages as html and place them in your forum folder then add a link to the pages onto the menu or anywhere in the forum.
    I added a policy page like that.

    then add this to the master.php in the menu section where the other links are to place it in the menu.

    $this->Menu->AddLink('Policy', T('Policy'), '/policy.html');

    Live example:

    You can make endless pages like this and when you make them just relay the forum style sheet so they match.

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