Vanilla 2.6 is here
! It includes security fixes and requires PHP 7.0. We have therefore ALSO released Vanilla 2.5.2
with security patches if you are still on PHP 5.6 to give you additional time to upgrade.
Vanilla 1 is no longer supported or maintained. If you need a copy, you can get it here
htaccess and make friendly url
When you install Vanilla, add In .htaccess,
AddHandler application/x-httpd-phpcgi .php
It seems to make friendly url and no permission error.