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Vanilla 2.1 stable released

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  • Do not started on localhost at all (Win8, UsbWebServer). Browsers getting error 500. What's wrong?

  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    @Lopar I'm not sure, you'd need to check your server error logs for what's happening. I recommend starting a new discussion with the error message(s) you are getting.

    UnderDogjohntang
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    My suggestion when upgrading is to disable all your plugins via the dashboard immediately prior to upgrading.
    change your theme to the default theme. then upgrade to 2.1, then enable your plugins via the dashboard. In this way you will find out which plugins will crash or cause problems.

    Take heed in this or go at your own risk.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    vrijvlinder
  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    @Adrian said:
    FabulousPanda‌ Looks like softaculous is a go! One less installer to bother :) https://www.softaculous.com/apps/forums/Vanilla

    No installer, but "in the news" http://www.cmscritic.com/vanilla-forums-2.1-released/

    hgtonight
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    next step with vanilla 2.1

    ensure all staff developed plugins in the add-ons section actually work with vanilla 2.1
    if only for good marketing. plugins that work by developers give more credence to plugins.

    since 2.1 is the latest stable version - the add-ons themes and and plugins should be geared to that (that is working with 2.1).

    themes and plugins not working in 2.1 should be moved to a graveyard area.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    @peregrine I actually just heavily pruned our addon & internal repos yesterday and standardized their "required version" to remove alpha/beta designations. I'm getting there; it's an extremely laborious task.

    hgtonightperegrineUnderDogR_J
  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    There should be a page for plugins for 2.0 only for those that do not work on 2.1

    Or force people to add they requirements in the plugin page Once we know which are the ones that do not work. And if the authors are gone and the plugin can be fixed to work, then maybe we could upload the new versions including the original author in description and then remove the bad one altogether.

    I fixed the Play Mp3 Links to work with 2.1 and also works on 2.0 . I have uploaded it.

  • cocomangcocomang New
    edited May 2014

    Is there any instructions to upgrade from 2.1b2 to 2.1 ?

    Do I need to Run /index.php?p=/utility/update to update the database ?

  • @cocomang said:
    Is there any instructions to upgrade from 2.1b2 to 2.1 ?

    Do I need to Run /index.php?p=/utility/update to update the database ?

    Follow the normal update instructions. There is a file called README, it tells you all these things

    grep is your friend.

  • chanhchanh OngETC.com - CMS Researcher ✭✭

    I upgraded from b2 to release version and as long as I follow the instruction completely then it works. The only thing is I can't tell from the dashboard which version I am running. The only way I know that I run release version is verify that I am connect to the upgrade database and edit the config.php to reflect the new version and clear the cache and check the cache to see it is generate a new set of cache files.

    Am I missing something that might indicated which version of Vanilla that I am running?

    Thanks

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    chanh said: Am I missing something

    YES.

    click on dashboard from your menu and
    post a screenshot of the lower right hand corner of your dashboard.

    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/184012/#Comment_184012

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    UnderDog
  • chanhchanh OngETC.com - CMS Researcher ✭✭

    I see it now. It is way down on the bottom.
    Thanks

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    I'd click awesome but I won't :)

    you could always use versioncheck plugin iirc it shows vanilla version, for users who can't lower eyes to the "waydown" bottom of dashboard. :)

    could have sworn I posted this link for you before:

    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/20231/how-to-become-somewhat-adept-at-modifying-vanilla-to-meet-your-needs-for-free

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • chanhchanh OngETC.com - CMS Researcher ✭✭

    You probably did but I might just forgot it. I was looking but not "waydown" there.
    Thanks

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    you have a good point though.

    you shouldn't have to know where to look in an obscure portion of web page. it would be much easier to find if "Version Number" front and center.... was displayed in dashboard in a more obvious positions so users would know what version they are using.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    LincUnderDog
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    is this a bug in all locales and transifexes missing these defintions to work in vanilla 2.1

    $Definition['%s view html'] = '%s Lượt xem';
    $Definition['%s views html'] = '%s Lượt xem';
    $Definition['%s comment html'] = '%s Trả lời';
    $Definition['%s comments html'] = '%s Trả lời';
    

    or are we all clueless.

    e.g.

      printf(PluralTranslate($Discussion->CountViews, 
                   '%s view html', '%s views html', '%s view', '%s views'),
                   BigPlural($Discussion->CountViews, '%s view'));
             ?></span>
             <span class="MItem MCount CommentCount"><?php
                printf(PluralTranslate($Discussion->CountComments, 
                   '%s comment html', '%s comments html', '%s comment', '%s comments'),
                   BigPlural($Discussion->CountComments, '%s comment'));
    

    and its missing

    $Definition['Most Recent Comment']

    probably time to revisit the definitions in all transifexes for 2.1 especially table views

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    vrijvlinderUnderDog
  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    @peregrine‌ Sounds like a good issue to file.

    UnderDogperegrine
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    vrijvlinder
  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    I've added a step (now #5) to the upgrade process: removing the Denormalize config value from your config if you added it during 2.0.

    UnderDog
  • Thank you for your work Vanilla Team!
    Looking forward for next updates..

    LincUnderDog
  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    @DeviP Thanks for taking the time to say thanks :)

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    @JasonBarnabe

    if you follow the installation instructions exactly as posted and you have the default theme in your config.php.

    it will represent the theme option in the dashboard called "baseline +". this is not apparent unless you read the description of the theme which says

    Current Theme
    +Baseline
    +Baselineversion 2.1by Mark O'Sullivan
    The default theme for Vanilla. This theme's purpose is to give the bare-minimum of styling on everything except the forum contents. Our goal is for you to take this theme and customize it by adding your own header & footer.

    the snapshot associated with it shows you want it looks like.

    do you see the thing that looks like a gear click it - that has a dropdown link to your dashboard.

    here is a link to screenshot of default theme (baseline) : which is how it views on a proper install.

    https://github.com/vanilla/vanilla/blob/2.1/themes/default/screenshot.png

    Bittersweet theme has a bit more to it. and there are other themes in the add-ons section.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    UnderDog
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    the readme here - needs to be rewritten - it is not accurate and is misleading. especially the advanced part.(master views)

    https://github.com/vanilla/vanilla/tree/2.1/themes/default

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    @JasonBarnabe Thanks, I'll add a note to the readme about mbstring. The Baseline theme does indeed have a screenshot. It's at /themes/default/screenshot.png in the download.

    @peregrine Would be a good issue to file. I'm sure everyone's forgotten that other README is even there.

    UnderDog
  • LincLinc Director of Development Detroit Vanilla Staff

    @peregrine I should check my email before getting on the boards. Thanks for filing it.

    peregrinehgtonightUnderDog
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    perhaps adding these to install and readme instructions.

    helpful php and apache settings for vanilla

    tip by:JasonBarnabeJasonBarnabe

    who got this errot

    Call to undefined function mb_detect_encoding() in /mypath/library/vendors/simplehtmldom/simple_html_dom.php on line 988

    I needed to reconfigure PHP with --enable-mbstring to make it work.

    --enable-mbstring


    solves some problems if view count is not incremented.

    you could change this:

    in php.ini

    magic_quotes_gpc = Off

    or via .htaccess

    php_flag magic_quotes_gpc Off


    rewriting urls: (pretty)

    • mod re-write enabled in apache.

      a2enmod rewrite

    • and your .htaccess

      Original

      If you modify this file then change the above line to: # Modified


      RewriteEngine On
      # Certain hosts may require the following line.
      # If vanilla is in a subfolder then you need to specify it after the /.
      # (ex. You put Vanilla in /forum so change the next line to: RewriteBase /forum)
      RewriteBase /vanilla
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
      RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php\?p=$1 [QSA,L]

    • in conf

    $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = TRUE;

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    vrijvlinder
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    vrijvlinder
  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2014

    the troubleshooting instructions could be improved in the readme, the documentation, and the first discussion in this post by showing something like this with the image.

    the instructions could be improved by adding an image to the screen similar to

    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/208629/#Comment_208629

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    vrijvlinderUnderDog
  • Crossposting here from http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/27056/vanilla-2-1-ubuntu-blank-screen-on-first-load-instead-of-setup as suggested.

    Installing Vanilla on Ubuntu (and possibly other distributions) - JSON!

    JSON support for PHP is packaged separately on some systems and is required for Vanilla to work.

    E.g. on Ubuntu, you will need to run:

    apt-get install php5-json

    (and then restart Apache - service apache2 restart)

    Before Vanilla will work without displaying an error screen!

    peregrinehgtonightShadowdare
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