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Uninstalling Extensions

edited December 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have encountered a couple if instances where, when you add a new extension, it fouls up the forum and presents some issues. Is there a good operational procedure to follow when adding an extension that provides a way to uninstall or recover for the effects of it if all does not go well. The instances seem to be extensions that do not support the latest version of Vanilla.


  • If you just disable it it should be ok. There are little things it can leave behind, like extra database columns and preference settings but unless you have installed and disabled dozens of extensions there is no need to get rid of that stuff.
  • RaizeRaize vancouver ✭✭
    If you look in the "conf" folder of your forum, you will see a file called "extension.php" Open this file using dreamweaver, or any text editing program such as MS Wordpad To manually deactivate a specific extension, just delete the corresponding line from this file. Also, delete the corresponding files from the "extensions" folder. Take a look, it's pretty straight forward.
  • Thank you ... appreciate the tips.
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