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Where is the Import link ?


After a fresh Vanilla 2.8 install, I can't found the "Import" link on the Dashboard. The database was empty before I installed Vanilla. What I am missing ?


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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    You need to add the following line to the /conf/config.php file to enable the dashboard menu entry:

    $Configuration['Feature']['Import']['Enabled'] = true;

    You will only be able to see it if you are logged in as the administrator.

    But keep in mind that you only need the import if you are coming from another forum script, not for upgrading from one Vanilla 2.x version to another.

    Good luck and welcome to Vanilla!

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    Thank you !

    Yes I need this because I'm comming from another forum script.

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Crud, we forgot to add that to the docs.

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    I had the same! luckily this topic was here :)

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    It is FEB 2020

    And WHERE is the IMPORT LINK guys?

    I followed your docs. I searched over internet and only light under tunnel was this forum post. I followed your above config advice.

    Still Import link is not showing up.

    -> I am logged in as a administrator in the Dashboard

    -> I followed above config file update in /conf/config.php

    I looked everywhere there is no such button or menu as Import.

    @Linc you know you forgot to update the docs. BUT even after posting this message you forgot in the docs ?

    This docs does not speak anything about config.php :(

    PLEASE HELP guys. Thanks.

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin
    edited February 2020

    When I add that line to the config, I can see the link. Maybe you need a better description where to find it?

    IT IS HERE!!!!

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    I scrolled down and opened. Still did not find that button.

    I zoomed out my browser to 30% and then to my shock i found this button 😲

    It is either needed to improve our UI/UX or maybe we should put updated docs with screenshots.

    Thanks for above screenshot. I found the import button now.

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    Someone really needs to update this page with this piece of information please.. This documentation is so old and outdated!!

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    I shriek back from making pull requests to the docs because I am no native speaker, but if you want to, you can work on the documentation:

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