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Feature: Messages?

DirtyDogDirtyDog ✭✭
edited August 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
On my hosted Vanilla test forum there is a feature "messages". You also see it on this forum. Is that a plugin and if so what is the name of it? I searched for messages in the addons section but didnt find it.


  • Considering this is clearly a feature of both the hosted packages and this site, one would think this would be a very easy question to answer.
  • You mean personal message?
  • The feature called exactly "Messages" (as per the admin fuctionality at and also seen at the top of this page
  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Messages are a core feature of Vanilla and have been available right from version 2.0.
  • In the hosted version dashboard under Appearance I have the following items:

    Customize Theme

    In the downloaded version I have

    How do I activate or access the messages part of the dashboard in the downloaded version?
  • Good question... I have Messages in my dashboard. What version are you running?
  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    The admin user (the one who installed Vanilla) should be able to see it, or anyone with the permission Garden.Message.Manage.
  • DirtyDog did you find a fix I have the same problem...

    Messages is not on my list
  • It's an application, not a plugin. For some reason I'm finding that disabling it doesn't make the 'inbox' in my menu disappear.
  • No I never found a solution. I don't see it in the application list either. I'm hoping the next release will fix this and a variety of other problems I'm having.
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