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Vanilla 2.0.11 Released

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TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
edited October 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Vanilla 2.0.11 has been released!
This is a minor bugfix release that addresses some issues in 2.0.10.

v2.0.11 Changes

  1. Added an event hook to EntryController_Register to allow authenticators to hook this call.
  2. Fixed entry.js and some related files to solve a problem when PrivateCommunity would prevent signups

Troubleshooting the Vanilla 2 Installation

If you run into any issues during the installation, you may see the "Bonk" error screen. In order to get past this screen, you can remove the following line from your conf/config.php file:
$Configuration['Garden']['Errors']['MasterView'] = 'error.master.php';

This will show you a more detailed screen of information about the actual problem you've encountered. Please include this information when reporting issues (copy & paste exact errors, please).

Upgrading Vanilla 2.0 Forums

  1. Sign into your existing forum with the user that was created when you FIRST INSTALLED Vanilla (the root admin user)
  2. Back up your database.
  3. Back up all of your existing files.
  4. Unarchive the new files and copy them over your existing files. Make sure that your hidden files (ie .htaccess) are copied to your server.
  5. Make sure the conf/config.php from your old version has been copied over to the new version.
  6. Delete all *.ini files in your cache/ folder
  7. Navigate to the page in your forum that updates your database (this will not work if you did not sign in as UserID = 1):
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the button to run the update scripts.
  9. Navigate to your forum and test away!
For more help with upgrading, check out the Upgrading Tips and Tricks thread.

Reporting Issues


Please report all issues on the GitHub Issue Tracker. Remember to do a quick search through the issues to make sure your issue has not already been added or resolved.

See the add on page for additional instructions.

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  • Hi, the new system local in dashboard not work :/
    I have enabled my translation and not apply in forum.

    $Definition['Visit Site'] = 'Visiter le site';

    My exemple code is correct?
    Thank you
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    Hi, the new system local in dashboard not work :/
    I have enabled my translation and not apply in forum.

    $Definition['Visit Site'] = 'Visiter le site';

    My exemple code is correct?
    Thank you

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • AdrianAdrian Wandering Spirit Montreal Vanilla Staff
    @Tim, quick question. Outside of visiting the forum, is there any notification email that goes out to Vanilla users that a new update has been released? I never got an email on the last couple of updates and I was wondering if I was missing something,
  • I followed all the directions on the upgrade, however after I click 'Run Structure and Data Scripts' It gives me txt saying that its been updated, however if I hit rescan it shows me the same script that I just ran. So I don't believe it really upgraded =(
  • nvm i figured it out =)
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    @adriansonline - That's a good question. We don't send out newsletters about the minor releases right now. We typically post about it here on the forum, and we try to be diligent about posting it on twitter.

    We *can* send it out in a newsletter, but I was worried about people getting annoyed with all of the minor releases we do. My plan was to send out notices to subscribers for 2.x releases (2.1 is coming up right away).

    You also have your dashboard, where you *should* get notified when you go to the applications page. We're thinking about changing that so the update notices are present on every (admin) page.
  • edited October 2010
    @mark newsletters, maybe also 6 weeks after a major release unless a new major is imminent (within say 14 days?), then its not seen as a monthly newsletter
  • AdrianAdrian Wandering Spirit Montreal Vanilla Staff
    @mark I never saw the notification on the dashboard. But I will keep my eyes open. I think it would be great if there is a blog post when a new release is made. That way those that care can get the info in their rss reader.
  • How about just an RSS feed informing us of new releases (and perhaps one for approved addons)?
  • That being said, auto-update would also be rad (saying that, I dont know PHP yet so have no idea how difficult that is to do and cant help at all lol)
  • I do not know much English - I'm sorry. I want an administrator to add php code in the messages - whether it is possible
  • Will be fantastic when they get a WP style update infrastructure in place (I'm sure it's not easy). Until then an updates RSS feed would be good :)
  • Yeah Stash, that would be awesome. I was going to implement it in Vanilla 1 but Dino didn't want to because of security concerns if I remember correctly.
    Maybe the new developers will try, though.

    Piwik is another good one that does the automatic updates, so that and WordPress would be good things to look at for code inspiration.
  • hooray, thanks. hopefully it lets me know of 2.0.12 soon :D
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    Probably today :D

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