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
Constant 403 Error on settings.php
I have installed Vanilla 1.1.5a on my server (hosted at Hostgator) and it has been literally impossible for me to access the application settings.
I chmodded the file to 777, I chmodded all folders to have all access, nothing worked so I changed them back.
I tried it with the .htaccess tips that I found on this forum, I tried to use the same .htaccess in the subfolders too, NOTHING could make the 403 error go away.
I think Vanilla is great forum software, but if I can't get it to run, what good is it? I think you should have the option for the user to choose where to store the settings (i.e. database as opposed to files), I know it's slower but at least it might work.
Do you guys have any ideas what else I could do to access the settings? Thanks.