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Vanilla 2.0.16 Released

TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
edited January 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Vanilla 2.0.16 has been released!
This is a bugfix release for issues in 2.0.15.

v2.0.16 Changes

  1. Fixed bug where deleting the last comment would close a discussion
  2. Fixed bug with Activity/Profile Permissions being auto denied after upgrading
  3. Fixed bug where Preferences were not being saved

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Troubleshooting the Vanilla 2 Installation

If you run into any issues during the installation, you may see the "Bonk" error screen. In order to get past this screen, you can remove the following line from your conf/config.php file:
$Configuration['Garden']['Errors']['MasterView'] = 'error.master.php';

This will show you a more detailed screen of information about the actual problem you've encountered. Please include this information when reporting issues (copy & paste exact errors, please).

Upgrading Vanilla 2.0 Forums

  1. Sign into your existing forum with the user that was created when you FIRST INSTALLED Vanilla (the root admin user)
  2. Back up your database.
  3. Back up all of your existing files.
  4. Unarchive the new files and copy them over your existing files. Make sure that your hidden files (ie .htaccess) are copied to your server.
  5. Make sure the conf/config.php from your old version has been copied over to the new version.
  6. Delete all *.ini files in your cache/ folder
  7. Navigate to the page in your forum that updates your database (this will not work if you did not sign in as UserID = 1):
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the button to run the update scripts.
  9. Navigate to your forum and test away!
For more help with upgrading, check out the Upgrading Tips and Tricks thread.

Reporting Issues


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  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    edited December 2010
    Don't forget to run your utility/structure! You'll get permission errors if you don't :)

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • SubJunkSubJunk ✭✭
    edited December 2010
    Nice job everyone
  • @Tim sweet. permission problems fixed. Excellent!

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  • yes the permission problems are fixed.Great
  • do you guys reckon could update the version number in conf/config.php in your upgrade process?

    something like: sed -i ’s/2\.0\.15/2\.0\.16/g’ conf/config.php
    *note: I am not an expert in sed :) *

    I've been editing and updating my version in config.php manually
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    This has actually been mentioned before. We're saving that config setting for an update procedure that we're currently working on.

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • Just regarding your rss. It's title is "Vanilla 2.0.16 by Tim - Vanilla Forums", which is a bit wrong, since feed title should not contain any version number. And it misleads later, when user receives something like "Vanilla 2.0.13 by Tim - Vanilla Forums -- Vanilla 2.0.16 released".
  • I think that is because this thread's title is "Vanilla 2.0.16 Released". Does it happen with other threads?
  • Nice job and i realy love this software. But i have a question. My dream is to build a realy big forum (dont laugh, its just a dream :)), so how big community vanilla can handle?
  • How big your servers can handle would be an obvious answer. When going large scale, you might go into distributed systems and distributed file systems (which VF is not aware of), but you have to be somewhat like Google to get there.

  • With servers, i go step by step. I just hope, that at one day Vanilla doesn't start acting sutpid :)
  • Well, the only bottleneck that I see are MySQL queries to the database and in general, the performance of the storage, since PHP is (almost) static. Worst case test would be trying out the search, since that is, I think, the most database-intensive operation.

  • edited December 2010

    I have upgrade vanilla version to 2.0.16 and now I have a problem with permisions when users want to access to another profile or even to his profile.

    I think that this problem is fixed in this version or is a new bug?

    thank you very much.

    You can see the forum in http://
  • Hello:

    It is ok now! I fogot execute /utility/structure.

  • when the 2.1 come out?
  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    When it's released. :) They never announce dates ahead of time.
  • edited January 2011
    nvm solve the mobile version problem
  • phreakphreak Vanilla*APP (White Label) & Vanilla*Skins Shop MVP
    edited January 2011
    Uh, had a problem with HtmLawed being deactivated after the upgrade. But could solve it by adding "$Configuration['EnabledPlugins']['HtmLawed'] = 'HtmLawed';" to the conf-File.
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  • I get the error when I'm trying to enable some plugins - "The addon could not be enabled because it generated a fatal error: Success"
    Any ideas?
  • It doesn't work for me, i get an error about requiring config.php which doesnt exist.

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